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Newsletter Issue 1/2019

January 2019

REHVA Community news

Webinar on Smart and Technology Equipped Buildings – new features from the amended EPBD

BUILD UP, The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings will be hosting their third webinar on Smart and Technology Equipped Buildings – new features from the amended EPB which will take place on February 13th, 2019 from 12:00-13:15pm CET. The full programme will be moderated by Hélène Sibileau, Senior EU Affairs Manager of EuroACE. REHVA will also be contributing the programme with Anita Derjanecz, Managing Director. More

"REHVA-Day" at ISH Frankfurt 2019: join the REHVA events and secure your free entrance voucher

REHVA will be present at ISH 2019 on Thursday 14 March 2019, at hall 10.3– System Room, Building Automation and Energy Management for a "REHVA-day" rich of events: in the framework of the "Skills@ISH" events programme, REHVA invites you to attend its QUANTUM Project Workshop “New Standards, Tools and Services for Quality Management of Building Performance ”, a REHVA Seminar about smart buildings and digitalisation, and a networking reHVAClub cocktail reception. Secure your free one-day ticket to come join us at ISH: contact Giulia Marenghi, Project Communication Officer at to obtain your free ticket.

Join the 51st AiCARR International Conference “The human dimension of building energy performance” 

Embedding behavioral insights into buildings life cycle has been finally recognized as a key topic, and research efforts are needed for fully integrating the human dimension in building energy performance. The 51st AiCARR International Conference, under the patronage of REHVA and ASHRAE, brings together researchers and professionals to share the latest research findings on the subject.
A special fee is reserved for REHVA members: click here
For all information and for the registration: click here

REHVA workshop 

On 21 February afternoon, the Conference is hosting the REHVA Workshop "Closing the quality gap: from design to real building", chaired by Francesca R. d'Ambrosio, AiCARR President, and Stefano P. Corgnati, REHVA President. The session tackles the issue of the performance gap between buildings design and operational phase, focusing on quality and added value approaches over the entire Building Life Cycle. Starting from the Green Building Council experience on quality and sustainability, the workshop then showcase the experiences of relevant EU H2020 projects, including QUANTUM.  

REHVA at Futurebuild: join us in London

REHVA is attending Futurebuild (ExCel, London, 5-7 March 2019). You will find REHVA at the Knowledge Forum, a dedicated central forum that will bring together academia, universities, key professional bodies, partners and associations, across all built environment industries, with a common purpose of sharing knowledge. The Knowledge Forum is also the perfect venue to showcase the results of REHVA’s European R&I projects: the workshop "The QUANTUM-Project: New Standards, Tools and Services for Quality Management of Building Performance", organised by QUANTUM Project consortium, will be held there on Tuesday 5 March from 15:00 till 16:10.We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth, stand D133 at the Knowledge Forum, from 5 to 7 March.

CLIMA 2019: deadline for full-paper submission  extended and registration is open!

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. The deadline for the full-paper submission session was extended until 1 March. Click here for more information about the abstract submissions.
The registration is open: click here to register.
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

REHVA welcomes Fatima

Fatima Ahmed has joined our REHVA team on 8 January, as Publications, Marketing and Communication Officer.
As a master’s graduate in International relations with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media, Fatima graduated in 2014 from University of Coventry in England, UK. More
You can contact her at the address

REHVA congratulates Jarek Kurnitski for his election as a Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences!

REHVA would like to congratulate our Technology and Research Committee chair, Jarek Kurnitski, Professor of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate of Buildings and Director of the TalTech Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 20 researchers applied for the seven positions of academicians, and REHVA is very proud to have Jarek Kurnitski, as one of their elected members. More

EU Policy News

Call for comments on the proposal for the combination of energy labels: local space heaters and heat pumps

The proposal to combine energy labels for local space heaters and heat pump has been done due to the reviewed study of the Energy label on air conditioners (Regulation (EU) 2015/11868 and Regulation (EU) 626/2011) into one common regulation aiming the comparison of the products that provide the same purpose. More

European Commission issued standardization request for a new European standardization deliverable in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment

To support and provide the reduction of the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, the European Commission had issued the standardization request to have a European standardization deliverable on the use of flammable refrigerants. More

Second technical support study on Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings (SRI)

The first technical support on the establishment of the SRI within the EPBD concluded in August 2018 and aimed to develop a scope and characteristics of such an indicator. The second study on the implementation of the SRI started in January 2019 with the aim to provide the further technical inputs for the establishment of the SRI scheme. More

EU Project News

QUANTUM road show 

Time to showcase for QUANTUM project! The consortium is organising:

  • A workshop at futurebuild (London) on 5 March from 15:00 to 16:10
  • A session at ISH (Frankfurt) on 14 March from 11:00 to 12:00
  • A workshop at CLIMA 2019 (Bucharest), 26-29 May

Read here for more details about the events and have a look at QUANTUM December newsletter for further updates, including the endorsement of synavision, owner of the QUANTUM tool “Digital Test Bench”, by BitStone Capital, an internationally operating Venture Capital Investor and Company Builder.

Next hybridGEOTABS events 

Check out the hybridGEOTABS December newsletter and save the dates for the next project-related events:

  • at WSED 2019 in Wels on 28 February, the workshop "Geothermal heat pumps and thermally activated buildings" within the Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings
  • at the Danish Technical University on 27 March, the hybridGEOTABS-ALDREN Copenhagen Symposium
  • at CLIMA 2019, Bucharest, 26-29 May, the workshop “Towards optimized performance, design, and comfort in hybridGEOTABS buildings” and the course "How to design hybridGEOTABS buildings’ components"

CEN-CE newsletter is out

The first CEN-CE newsletter is out to shed light on the project purpose and plans. After the successful workshop at the REHVA Brussels Summit, next occasion to know more about the project is the joint ALDREN/CEN-CE/EPB Center workshop in Wels (AT) "EU projects supporting EPBD implementation", organised at WSED 2019 as one of the Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings. 

ALDREN connects 

ALDREN project is joining forces with relevant EU initiatives to explore synergies and exploitation pathways. IN this view, on 28 February, the joint ALDREN/CEN-CE/EPB Center workshop "EU projects supporting EPBD implementation" is organised at WSED 2019 Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings (Wels, AT); and on 27 March, a joint hybridGEOTABS-ALDREN event is scheduled at DTU premises, in Copenhagen. 


TripleA-reno & Mobistyle at CLIMA 2019

TripleA-reno and Mobistyle are organising a joint workshop at CLIMA 2019, titled “"Why people matter? Exploitation strategies for people-centred design". The event will be the kick-off of the TripleA-reno Road show.  

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The REHVA Journal Issue 6/2018 on "EPBD and Smart Buildings" 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.

Rhoss & NIBE collaboration

From January 2019, Rhoss became a part of NIBE Climate Solutions business area. This will be, for both companies, an opportunity to increase their sustainable climate solutions in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Up to now, it is just the beginning of a great collaboration.

Good Quality Indoor Air with Vaisala’s Sensors

Ventilation indoors must be carried out as energy efficiently as possible; too much of it will waste energy and too little of it affects your employees’ well-being. Best quality indoor air can be achieved with Vaisala's HVAC sensors. An overstatement? Read why a large IT-company chose Vaisala's HVAC sensors. Find out more.

International Events

European Energy Efficiency Conference – 27 February-1 March 2019 – Wels/Austria - website

"Energy efficiency first" is at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition and the motto of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference. Check out the programme and register today! Make more out of your participation by taking part in the poster presentation (deadline for posters 8 February).

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. 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.

ISH 2019 – 11-15 March 2019 – Frankfurt, Germany - website

Monday to Friday! The world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water is giving national and international trade visitors an extra day for visiting the fair during the working week. With a huge spectrum of products and services, intuitive navigation and a pulsating complementary programme of events, ISH 2019 will also set new standards with a completely new layout and a fresh look. Make contacts and benefit from impulses for successful business in the future – at ISH 2019 (11 to 15 March).

BET- Building Energy technology – 1-5 April 2019 – Hannover, Germany - website

Building Energy Technologies BET deals with the efficient use of energy in non-residential buildings. The showcase brings together manufacturers and providers of building services with industrial energy decision-makers. It is situated next to the Speaker’s Forum and decentralized energy supply technologies.

ISH China 2019 – 6-8 May 2019 – Beijing, China - website

ISH China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The 2019 edition will be held from 6 – 8 May at the New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. With the theme of “Exploring diverse HVAC and energy solutions: Clean, Comfortable, Innovative”, the fair will showcase a comprehensive collection of energy-saving heating, renewable energy heating, district energy solutions, control technologies, plumbing and home comfort systems.

Other HVAC events

teskon+Sodex 2019
17-20 April
Izmir, Turkey
More information

Building Simulation 2019 Conference
2-4 September 2019
Rome, Italy
More information

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

ISK Sodex 2019
2-5 October 2019
Istanbul, Turkey
More information

AIVC 2019 Conference - From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate
15-16 October 2019
Ghent, Belgium
More information

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