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Newsletter Issue 4/2018

July 2018

REHVA Community news 

REHVA Brussels Summit 2018: register now !

REHVA invites you to register here to the second edition of the REHVA Brussels Summit, on 12-13 November 2018, for a two-days event rich of contents: an occasion for REHVA Members, Supporters and stakeholders to meet and network in the capital of Europe. The first day will be dedicated to REHVA Committee Meetings and to EU Projects CEN-CE and ALDREN workshops, and closed by the traditional REHVA Dinner. The REHVA Conference “Smart buildings for smart users - implementing the new EPBD” will be held the following day.
You can find here a draft schedule of the REHVA Brussels Summit 2018 and here the draft conference agenda. We look forward to welcome you in Brussels! More information.

On the road to CLIMA 2019: latest updates for the participants

The 13th CLIMA World Congress, the leading international scientific congress in the field of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), will be held from 26 till 29 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The 2019 edition will focus on the topic “Built environment facing climate change”. Preparations for CLIMA 2019 are in full swing. A call for paper is open: you can submit your abstract until 1/09/2018, and the full paper until 1/11/2018. Find here some useful information about the paper submission. The organisers offer the possibility to promote research and know-how by organising a Workshop. The duration of each Workshop is 1,5-2 hours, and it may approach themes that are specific for the companies, institutions, associations or research groups that are holding it. If you are interested in purchasing one of the twenty Workshop slots available, contact Giulia Marenghi at

Registration will open on 1 December 2018, get here additional details about registration and fees.

REHVA at EUSEW 2018: highlights for the event

The 13th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2018) took place in Brussels on 4-8 June. This year’s edition has been focused on the clean energy transition topic. For the feedback on the most relevant trends and strategies for the HVAC sector, REHVA attended sessions focusing on the energy efficiency of buildings, investors, smart finances in buildings, consumers and transition towards zero emission economy.
EUSEW is also an important networking platform, thanks to its Networking Village : REHVA was on the spot helding a joint stand with EPB Center. REHVA presented to the participants three main EU projects - QUANTUM, hybridGEOTABS and ALDREN - together with the Federation’s main area of activity and expertise, while EPB Center shared their skills on standardized methods to assess the energy performance of buildings.

EU Policy News

European Commission launched consultation of stakeholders for a green economy by 2050

In March 2018, the EU leaders approached to the Commission to set up a proposal for a strategy for a long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement within 12 months. Following that, in July 2018, the Commission brought together various stakeholders for a public consultations to update the EU's low-carbon energy roadmap for 2050 within a two days event in Brussels on 10-11 July 2018. 

The purpose of the public consultation is to collect the opinions on the technological and socio-economic pathways for a long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy and gathering factual information and knowledge, including opportunities and challenges that the long-term strategy is facing with. Currently, the EU is achieving the targets for 2020 and also establishing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions by at least 40% in 2030 and achieve high level of ambition in energy efficiency and renewable energy.  

Commission also aims to include this strategy proposal for the next UN climate conference (COP24), taking place in Katowice, Poland in December 2018. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018. Check out for more information here

The European Commission has opened the public feedback on a draft act on Ecodesign Regulation on servers and data storage products (GEN – 926.00) 

The European Commission has presented the draft on GEN-926.00 within Ecodesign and labelling regulations and opened a four-week feedback period that lasts until 31 July. According to this, all interested stakeholders are invited to give feedbacks, which will be considered for the final version to be submitted to the Regulatory Committee, where member states will discuss and vote on the proposed text. The draft presents technical, environmental and economic aspects of servers and data storage products typically placed on the market for the use in data centres, offices and corporate environments. Manufacturers, grouped mainly in the fields of air conditioners, heat exchangers, cooling equipment and others, are important to provide solutions to control the temperature levels in data centres. Find out more on the draft process here. The final report on eco-design technical assistance study for Lot 9 enterprise servers and enterprise data storage is specified here.

DG ENER announces a second SRI study

The second progress report of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) study was published on 13 June and opened for comments until 29 June. The SRI report comes after the last stakeholders meeting, held in Brussels on 28 May and is the last exchange document before the end of the study, in July. However, DG ENER already announced the forthcoming call for tenders for a 2nd study about the implementation on the SRI. The European Commission is committed to have a delegated act and an implementing act by end of 2019 based on the two studies. In view of a closer involvement in the next phases, REHVA delegates met DG ENER commissioners on 21 June. 

EU Project News

New in #1: CEN-CE project 

Since last month, REHVA is partner of a new H2020 project, CEN-CE, that kicked off in Paris on 7-8 June. CEN-CE aims at setting up a qualification and training scheme based on the new set of EPB standards. CEN-CE consortium will meet REHVA experts at the REHVA Brussels Summit on 12 November, where a workshop will be held to gather feedback about the preliminary CEN-CE training material.

New in #2: TripleA-reno project 

TripleA-reno is a H2020 project that will develop an open and end-users centred gamified platform to make acceptation and decision making on deep renovation attractive for consumers and end-users, by clear, unambiguous and meaningful information and communication on real, proven performances on energy, IEQ and personal health. REHVA is consortium partner, in charge of disseminating the project approach and results. The project, officially started in May, had its kick off meeting in Brussels on 12-13 June.

Learn more about MPC in hybridGEOTABS buildings

17 October, Prague: Save the date for the next hybridGEOTABS Symposium, that will focus on Model Predictive Control strategies. The same topic will be also brought on stage by hybridGEOTABS representatives at the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference on 13 November. Read more about MPC in hybridGEOTABS buildings in the first article published in the REHVA Journal.

QUANTUM at the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference 

QUANTUM coordinator will give a speech at the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference on 13 November, presenting good practices of Quality Management in buildings. The implementation of QM tools and services was also the core topic of the 6th QUANTUM project meeting, held in Cardiff on 27-28 June. Check out the latest project developments in the June newsletter

ALDREN webinar and training 

On 13 June, ALDREN consortium organised its first webinar, introducing the underlying concepts of a common building performance certification to boost non-residential energy renovation. View here the presentations and recordings. Next occasion to meet ALDREN experts is the REHVA Brussels Summit on 12 November, where the consortium will offer the first ALDREN training.

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The REHVA Journal Issue 3/2018 is available online in PDF on the REHVA Website
Please feel free to send your articles to in order to publish them on the next issues.

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The REHVA Summer Sales are back!

A selection of REHVA hard copy Guidebooks is on sale with reductions up to 60%:

  • Guidebook N° 5 “Chilled Beam Application Guideline”;
  • Guidebook N° 6 “Indoor Climate and Productivity in Offices”;
  • Guidebook N° 10 “Computational Fluid Dynamics in Ventilation Design”;
  • Guidebook N° 11 “Indoor Climate and Productivity in Offices”;
  • Guidebook N° 12 “Solar Shading”;
  • Guidebook N° 13 “Indoor Environment and Energy Efficiency in Schools”;
  • Guidebook N° 21 “Active and Passive Beam Application Design Guide”.

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International Events

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.

3rd Annual GCC HVAC Summit & Awards - Dubai, UAE - 18-19 September 2018 - website

Following the successful first two editions, the 3rd Annual GCC HVAC Summit & Awards will be held in Dubai, UAE on 18-19 September under the support of Ministry of Energy - UAE, ASHRAE, AHRI and many other leading organisations of the industry. It is the biggest HVAC event in the region.

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

Building Simulation and Optimization 2018
11-12 September 2018
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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AiCARR International Conference “The human dimension of building energy performance”
20-22 February 2019
Venice, Italy
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WSED 2019
27 February-1 March 2019
Wels, Austria
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ACREX India 2019
28 February-2 March 2019
Mumbai, India
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IAQVEC 2019: Healthy Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
5-7 September 2019
Bari, Italy
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