REHVA Brussels Summit 2020

  • When: 05 Nov 2020
  • Event type: Conference

The 2020 edition of the Brussels Summit is an online conference with an adapted structure. The event consists of two 2-hours sessions. A technical seminar on COVID-19 aftermath will discuss solutions in the HVAC and building sector that faces the unprecedented challenge of the current pandemic with a focus on practical implementation. The following EU policy conference will focus on the Renovation wave tackling key issues in our sector: how EU policies support good quality energy renovation that delivers guaranteed performances also in terms of improved indoor climate quality. We aim to bring together high-level representatives of EU institution and leading representatives of think tanks and NGOs, from the “practitioners” side.

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Access all the presentations and recordings below

Technical Seminar












The impact of COVID-19 is still present in our everyday lives. But what impact has it on the HVAC sector and building operations? Experienced speakers expand on research, good practices and innovations that emerged from this crisis.

0:00:00 - Start of the Conference
0:00:53 - Welcome and opening (Frank Hovorka, REHVA President)
0:05:07 - Buildings and Us: what we learned from COVID-19 and what will change (Lidia Morawska, Director, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (WHO CC for Air Quality and Health), Queensland University of Technology)
0:40:11 - HVAC research & technology trends emerging after the COVID-19 pandemic (Jarek Kurnitski, REHVA TRC Chair)
0:57:58 - Safely re-occupy and use buildings during the pandemic (Hywel Davies, Technical Director, CIBSE)
1:12:46 - COVID-19 guidance & case studies for specific space types (Atze Boerstra, REHVA Vice-president)
1:29:18 - HVAC solutions & innovation for safe indoor environment in a pandemic (Tarja Takki-Halttunen, Vice-chair, Halton Group)
1:47:03 - Questions and discussion (Moderator: Atze Boerstra, REHVA Vice-president)


Policy Conference







The need for healthy buildings in Europe is a priority, now more than ever and the Renovation wave is a major opportunity to answer this call. The Policy Conference brings together high-level representatives from EU institution, think tanks and NGOs, from the “practitioners” side who play a crucial role in its successful implementation.

0:00:00 - Welcome and opening (Frank Hovorka, REHVA President)
0:02:52 - Renovation wave on the Commission’s agenda (Stefan Moser, Head of Unit C4, DG Energy, European Commission)
0:23:25 - Building renovation policies and indoor environmental quality (Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP (S&D), European Parliament)
0:50:48 - Healthy buildings in the national Long-term renovation strategies (Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE)
1:07:42 - Renovation wave on the ground. How to get the job done? (Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, EuroAce)
1:19:32 - Questions and discussion (Moderator: Anita Derjanecz, Managing Director, REHVA)

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