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Newsletter Issue 5/2018

September 2018

REHVA Community news 

Don't forget to register to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2018 !

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

MoU signed between REHVA and FAIAR

A MoU has been signed in Seville, Spain, on 25 September 2018, between REHVA and FAIAR - Federacion des Asociaciones Iberoamericanas de Aire Acondicionado y Refrigeration.
REHVA appreciates the constructive role of its Spanish Member ATECYR, that has given a fundamental contribution for the achievement of this result.

Signed by the REHVA President, Prof. Stefano P. Corgnati (right), in presence of Prof. Juan Travesi (left), ATECYR Vice-president, the agreement will enhance the collaboration between the two Federations to promote knowledge sharing and mutual benefits for their members. More

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 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.

EU Policy News

Provisional agreement of Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) waiting for a final approval

The main energy efficiency targets that EED brings is a non-binding 32,5 % EU headline for 2030 with a new revision of this targets in 2023 and strengthened Article 7 extended until 2050 with an effective energy savings rate at 0.8 % of final energy consumption. More

EU Project News

Watch the brand-new QUANTUM video 

QUANTUM project video is online! 1:25 minutes to know how QUANTUM contributes in closing the performance gap in buildings: Check it out. To better understand QUANTUM Quality Management practices, join the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference on 13 November. The project coordinator, Stefan Plesser, is presenting digital tools and services for technical monitoring and quality management of HVAC systems to close the performance gap.

Learn more about MPC in hybridGEOTABS buildings  

Two weeks left to to the hybridGEOTABS free workshop on Model Predictive Control, on 17 October in Prague. Join the event (live or online) by registering at this link. The same topic will be also brought on stage by hybridGEOTABS representatives at the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference on 13 November.

CEN-CE experts’ workshop 

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.

ALDREN training 

In the context of the REHVA Brussels Summit, on 12 November ALDREN project will offer its first training to unveil the underlying concepts of its common building performance certification to boost non-residential energy.

Mobistyle at the REHVA Brussels Summit

A slot of the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference (13 November) is dedicated to showcase Mobistyle approach to boost energy conscious behaviours in buildings. The project coordinators will showcase ICT-based tools and services that have been adopted to motivate behavioural change.

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The REHVA Journal Issue 4/2018 on SRI 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.

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!

International Events

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

1ST Middle East HVAC R Expo - 26-29 November 2018 - Dubai, UAE - website

HVAC R is the regions leading dedicated HVAC event and will take place 26 – 29 November co-located with the Middle East largest construction event, The Big 5. 

Taking place over four business days, HVAC R will provide the perfect platform for industry professionals to discover the latest trends and innovations, network with local distributors, source new HVAC products and discover solutions to the industry challenges they are facing.

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.

AHR Expo - 14-16 January 2019 – Atlanta, USA - website

The 2019 AHR Expo provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.  The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI.

ACREX 2019 – 28 February-2 March 2019 – BEC, Mumbai, India – website

The 20th edition of this internationally coveted mega symposium created by ISHRAE (the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers), the industry body with over 12 000+ professionals as members and produced by NürnbergMesse India. With more than 500 participating brands and over 50 000 attendees from across the industry itself, the event would also be enthusiastically attended by architects, consultants, specifiers, builders and academia who are looking forward to visit the amalgamation of engineering technologies under one roof.

Other HVAC events

FinnBuild 2018
10-12 October 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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18th Climatization Days of Ordem dos Engenheiros
25 October 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Retrofit Europe "SBE19 NL" conference
5-6 November 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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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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Building Simulation 2019 Conference
2-4 September 2019
Rome, Italy
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IAQVEC 2019: Healthy Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
5-7 September 2019
Bari, Italy
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ISK Sodex 2019
2-5 October 2019
Istanbul, Turkey
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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