From March 14, until March 16, REHVA President, Catalin Lungu, REHVA Staff Marie Joannes and REHVA co-chair of the decarbonisation Task Force Tomasz Cholewa, attended ACREX India 2023. During the three days the team, invited by ISHRAE and sponsored by Eurovent Certita Certification, had the opportunity to attend and participate in many inspiring events.
Catalin Lungu had the opportunity to give a short speech during the curtain raiser Function, on March 13th, quoting the G20 slogan “One Earth, One Family, One Future”. By this reference, he wished to remind that we can only achieve our goal “Engineering toward Net Zero”, the theme of ACREX 2023, if we cooperate and work together. He also highlighted the importance of the partnership and friendship between ISHRAE and REHVA.
ACREX 2023 was a real success, with more than 450 exhibitors. REHVA welcomed visitors throughout the 3 day of the exhibition and had the opportunity to meet some of the 40 000+ total visitors of this year’s edition of ACREX India.
On March 14, ISHRAE and REHVA came together and presented a seminar on “Engineering toward net zero” in front of a full and interactive audience. During this seminar, many inspiring and interesting presentations were given by top experts in the field.
REHVA President, Catalin LUNGU, presented “LEVEL(s) and SRI-EU tools for decarbonization of the built environment”, presenting the European advancement of work in this field, and EU technical tools: LEVEL(s), SRI and SLE.
Eric FOUCHEROT (Eurovent Certita Certification) gave a presentation on “Energy Efficient Ventilation: investors should take the control”. He spoke about many informative things, including the life cycle costs for Air Handling Units, opening up the discussion on the higher need for meaningful incentivization policies.
Tomasz Cholewa presented “HVAC professionals as key players in energy retrofit and decarbonisation of existing buildings”. Talking about the energy consumption in building, he presented the numbers and opened the question on how we could reduce energy consumption in the building through renovation, but also education of users, Energy Renovation of Building "Enveloppe and the use of RES. He also took this opportunity to present the REHVA European Guidebook 32 - energy efficiency renovation of existing building.
As a token of gratitude for their valuable contributions, the speakers at the "Engineering toward net zero" seminar were awarded Certificates of Appreciation. The certificates recognized their exceptional efforts in delivering informative and engaging presentations, which helped to enrich the discourse around sustainable building practices.
Eurovent Certita Certification’s Head of International Affairs & Partnerships, Eric Foucherot said, “It was a pleasure to be involved in the Engineering towards net zero seminar sessions co-organised by ISHRAE and REHVA. Once again, our partnership with REHVA has allowed us to engage with industry on some of the key issues affecting decarbonisation and net zero. It was a great opportunity to discuss the many responsibilities of the HVACR sector, not just in India, but beyond.”
REHVA extends its sincere gratitude to ISHRAE for the invitation and organization of ACREX India 2023. The event was a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with industry leaders and engage in stimulating conversations on the path toward a sustainable built environment. We are already eagerly anticipating ACREX 2024 and the possibilities it holds.
REHVA would also like to thank Eurovent Certita Certification for sponsoring our participation in ACREX2023. The support provided by Eurovent Certita Certification was instrumental in enabling our team to attend and contribute to the event, and we greatly appreciate their continued commitment to our shared goals.