REHVA is deeply saddened to announce that on October 27, Prof. Emeritus Univ. Dr. Ing. Iolanda Colda passed away.
She was an iconic figure in Romanian building services engineering. With a career spanning over 56 years at the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, she was a role model of excellence in pedagogy, research, and professionalism.
She was a mentor to many generations of students, instilling in them a love of science and engineering. Throughout her career, she was a visiting professor at prestigious universities such as Paris 7 and Paris 12, and played an active role in coordinating and supervising research and educational programs, including the Tempus ENVIROM program.
In addition to her academic achievements, Professor Iolanda Colda was a dedicated professional who made significant contributions to the development and implementation of the energy performance audit system for buildings in Romania.
She received the REHVA Professional Award in Science in 2010 for the ensemble of the insightful work she provided throughout the years.
She was given the honorary member distinction by AIIR during the 57th AIIR National Conference in Brasov in 2022.
We are sending condolences to her family and we will remember her work.