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Newsletter Issue 3/2018

May 2018

REHVA Community news 

REHVA Brussels Summit 2018 will be held on 12-13 November 2018. SAVE THE DATE!

After the success of the 2017 edition, this year REHVA will organise its two-days event to meet its Members, Supporters and stakeholders on 12 and 13 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. We look forward to meeting you again!
Find here a draft of the REHVA Brussels Summit 2018 agenda.

Join us at REHVA and EPB Center joint booth during the EUSEW 2018

REHVA and EPB Center will be there at Energy Networking Village on Thursday 7 June, from 9:00 to 12:30 during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 in Brussels.
The booth will invite visitor to interactive discussions, including a Quiz. REHVA will highlight its latest European projects dealing with the development and deployment of innovative HVAC technologies, while the EPB Center will present its services promoting the use of the new EPB standards. You can also learn about the latest REHVA European guidebooks and other knowledge sources and tools developed by the two hosts. Check out more about EUSEW 2018 here.

Report of the REHVA Annual Meeting 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

The 2018 REHVA Annual Meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium on 21-23 April 2018 in a cooperation with ATIC, the Royal Association of Heating, Ventilation and Climate Control Technology. Read more.

The 62nd REHVA General Assembly took place on 22 April 2018. More than 50 participants from 28 countries attended the meeting. Joris Mampaey, President of ATIC opened the works with a welcome speech. The General Assembly has elected Frank Hovorka, the current REHVA Treasurer as President-elect. His mandate will start in 2019. Read more. 

Manuel Gameiro da Silva, REHVA Vice-President from Portugal, oversaw the REHVA 2018 student competition on 22-23 April. Twelve representatives from ten  countries took a part at the competition this year. The jury selected as winner Kristian Martin from Finland for his work on “Demand Response of Heating and Ventilation within Educational Office Buildings”. Read more.

This year’s annual meeting was also linked with the 80th Anniversary of ATIC celebrated with a special Gala Dinner where the REHVA professional awards were handed out by President Stefano P. Corgnati. He offered also two special supporters’ awards to Uponor and Swegon. Read more.

EU Policy News

The revised EPBD directive was adopted by the Council 

The Council today adopted a revised directive on energy performance of buidlings and completing the final stage in the legislative procedure. Following today's formal approval of the regulation by the Council, the directive will be published in the Official Journal of the EU, and will enter into force twenty days later. The transposition period for this legislation is 20 months. Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy from the Bulgarian Presidency, highlighted the importance of enhancing the energy efficiency of buidlings as one of the most cost-effective ways of improving the quality of life for all of us and helps in moving towards a low-carbon economy. Find out more on adopted revised directive here. Read our analysis in the latest REHVA journal.

Trilogues on EED entering into final stage

This week, the negotiations on the Energy Efficiency Directive entered into the final stage with a trialogue meeting on 16 may between the European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission. Bulgaria’s EU presidency wants the European Parliament to put a compromise on the table during the new talks on 16 May unlocking negotiations to close the file before July. Read more information.

EU Project News

hybridGEOTABS May newsletter is out

Check out all the latest news about hybridGEOTABS project in its May newsletter

First ALDREN webinar on 13 June

On Wednesday 13 June from 10:30 to 12:00 CEST, ALDREN is offering a free webinar to explain the challenges the project is tackling to implement and further develop the European Voluntary Certification Scheme for non-residential buildings. Read more about the webinar and register here to join online.  

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues
  • The REHVA Journal Issue 2/2018 is available online in PDF on the REHVA Website
  • The REHVA Journal 3/2018 will focus on highlights of the AIVC Conference 2017 and on Hybrid GEOTABS.

To read all REHVA Journals, please visit the REHVA Journal section in the REHVA website. Register online to get your hard copy of the REHVA Journal!

NEW REHVA European Guidebook No.25 and No.26

Two new Guidebooks are now available on the REHVA e-shop.
The European Guidebook No.25, "Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation" prepared by REHVA and EUROVENT experts includes the latest ventilation technology and knowledge about the ventilation system performance, intended to be used by HVAC designers, consultants, contractors, and other practitioners. Purchase your paper copy here and digital version here.
The European Guidebook No.26, "Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings", provides information to evaluate and improve the energy performance of historic buildings, fully respecting their significance as well as their cultural heritage and aesthetic qualities. Purchase your digital version here, no paper copy available.

International Events

ROOMVENT & VENTILATION 2018 CONFERENCES - 2-5  June 2018 - Espoo, Finland - website

Roomvent and Ventilation are well established conference series within the discipline of ventilation research. They are known to offer high quality presentations in well focused sessions. Roomvent and Ventilation Conference provides to participant generic view of the latest research findings of ventilation in both industrial and non-industrial premises.

1st European Conference "BIM and energy performance of buildings" - 25 June 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

The first European Conference "BIM and energy performance of buildings", organised by INIVE EEIG on behalf of the QUALICHeCK Platform, will debate the status of BIM (Building Information Modelling), opportunities and challenges regarding BIM use for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings.
Find here further details regarding the Conference contents, agenda and registration.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2018 - 3-5 September 2018 - Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China - website

As the sister show of the Asia’s leading trading platform in the HVAC industry, the 7th edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Center on 3–5 September 2018. The show is committed to helping fairgoers tap into the high potential heating and comfortable home market in East and Central China.

Global District Energy Days - 25-27 September 2018 - Helsinki, Finland - website

Euroheat & Power and Finnish Energy have teamed up for the 2018 Global District Energy Days. During this two and half days event, you will get the opportunity to discuss major issues of importance for European and Global District Energy sectors across a range of technical and commercial issues; from resource assessment and innovative technological design, to market and policy developments.

Chillventa 2018 - 16-18 October 2018 - Nuremberg, Germany - website

Be sure to save the date today for Chillventa 2018. Discover potential for your future success at the exhibition for energy efficiency, heat pumps and refrigeration. About 1000 exhibitors will await you from 16–18 October 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. Take a look at the exhibitor list now and bookmark your favourites at

REFCOLD India 2018 - 22-24 November 2018 - Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India - website

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India have launched a brand new exhibit for the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry and it is called REFCOLD INDIA, which is scheduled to take place at Mahatma Mandir Convention
Cum Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 22–24 November 2018.

Other HVAC events

EUSEW - European Sustainable Energy Week
4-8 June 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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17-19 July 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia
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Building Simulation and Optimization 2018
11-12 September
Cambridge, UK
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11-13 September 2018
Cracow, Poland
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39th AIVC Conference: "Smart Ventilation for Buildings"
18-19 September 2018
Juan-les-Pins, France
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EUROVENT Summit 2018
25-28 September 2018
Sevilla, Spain
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FinnBuild 2018
10-12 October 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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AHR Expo 2019
14-16 January 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
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ACREX India 2019
28 February-2 March 2019
Mumbai, India
More information

IAQVEC 2019: Healthy Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
5-7 September 2019
Bari, Italy
More information

For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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