Over 600 exhibitors at FinnBuild exhibition in Finland

The successful FinnBuild exhibition took place in October 1st -3rd in Helsinki. FinnBuild presented the best expertise, products, services and solutions for construction in its 21st fair. The fair attracted 600 exhibitors that presented their products and services on an over 16 000 m2 of floor area.

An extensive technical program was organized within the exhibition. Various professional and trade organizations presented attractive seminars and workshops- One of the most successful technical seminars was the one organized by FINVAC and REHVA titled “HVAC equipment and systems in nearly zero energy buildings“.

This seminar described how the energy use of buildings can be saved and made more effective. Implementation of the energy policy and objective in Finland were compared to the objectives and policy set by the European Union. The seminar also described the current use of energy in buildings and illustrated opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of building further. An important topic of the seminar was also how to reach in Finland the objectives for zero energy buildings. The main speakers and their topics were:

·         Mr Ismo Grönroos-Saikkala from The European Commission (Energy efficiency in the EU employment and climate policy)

·         Professor Jarek Kurnitski, REHVA board member (Development of nearly zero energy buildings in Europe and related European standards)

·         Mr Jorma Railio, Chair of REHVA Technical Committee (CE-mark and energy labeling of products in Europe)

All presentations are available at http://www.finvac.org/finnbuild-seminaari.

During REHVA – FINVAC seminar an award for the most successful trainer of HVAC in continuing education in 2013 was presented


The 2013 best HVAC trainer Mr Lauri Penttinen (at the screen) from Central Finland Energy Agency, Benet Oy was congratulated by Mr Jorma Säteri and Secretary General of Finnish Association of HVAC societies Ms Tiina Strand.

FINVAC is the Finnish member of REHVA representing over 5 000 HVAC professionals in Finland. Its president is Professor Olli Seppänen and secretary general Ms Siru Lönnqvist.

Next FinnBuild exhibition will take place on Oct 12th-14th, 2016.

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