WELCOME TO THE REHVA BRUSSELS SUMMIT 2021
We are delighted to invite you to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2021, that will be held on 2-5 November 2021. The main event on 4th November, the Conference, is open to all and will bring together experts to discuss the EU policy issues and oppportunities ahead for the HVAC sector. During the week, on 2-3 & 5 November, REHVA invites Member Associations, Supporters and Associate Organisations to the Committee meetings complemented by exclusive EU project sessions.
The REHVA Brussels Summit 2021 will be an online event again this year due to the restrictions in event organisation. The REHVA Brussels Summit is an excellent opportunity to share best-practices and latest trends among REHVA Members, REHVA Supporters and stakeholders working in the fields of HVAC design, building performance and indoor environment quality.
EU PROJECT SESSIONS
The rising complexity of continuous technological innovations in HVAC and the associated BAC systems have pushed the challenges for designers & engineers to unprecedented levels. During the TRC meeting we will have a focused session to discuss a practical methodology on how to integrate quality management into building projects to better ensure that buildings work as they were intended and close the performance gap. The QUEST methodology will be briefly presented, which will be followed by a discussion with the TRC members on how to guarantee “quality” in building projects.
The market diffusion of novel renewable heating/cooling systems often face barriers that extend beyond performance and economic viability. Identifying, understanding, and tackling practical barriers that hinder social and market acceptance are considered as key steps towards a broader adoption of such systems. In this workshop, TRI-HP partners will discuss with EU stakeholders the most important barriers identified in selected European markets (DE, CH, NO, ES) with the aim to explore possible drivers and incentives for overcoming these barriers, while suggesting concrete actions to influence the acceptance of innovative renewable heating/cooling systems at European and national level.
The conference will give an overview of the changing EU policies on building decarbonisation presented by high level speakers from the European Commission and discuss practical tools and frameworks helping policy implementation to deliver a decarbonised European building stock.
The first session presents the building decarbonisation related aspects of the Fit for 55 package and provide updates about the key EU directives under revision:
- Overview of the Fit for 55 packages and building decarbonisation
- Renewable heating and cooling and the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive
- Updates on the revision of the EPBD and how it will tackle decarbonisation
The second session will discuss how the existing frameworks and tools to assess building performance and sustainability can work together to foster and deliver building decarbonisation in practice, having an eye and the Renovation Wave:
- Guidance to use LEVELS in building projects
- How the EU Taxonomy criteria can ensure sustainable investments
- How future EPCs and risk assessment tools for sustainability work in line with the above schemes, results from EU projects
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