REHVA is sad to announce that Peter Novak passed away at the age of 85. He was REHVA Vice-President from 1999 to 2008, a REHVA Gold Medal recipient in 2010 and an eminent member of SITHOK, the Slovenian Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers.
He was an excellent expert on the situation in the energy sector, a dean and professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. He was also the honorary president of the Slovenian Solar Energy Association. The Association of Mechanical Engineers of Slovenia awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He has been a member of the Council for Environmental Protection for more than twelve years, chairman of the Climate Commission and a member of the Scientific Council of the International Institute of Refrigeration IIR, Vice-President of the Scientific Council at the European Environment Agency and an honorary member of ASHRAE.
We express our condolences to family, friends and the SITHOK community.