Karel Kabele, Stine Pedersen and Manuel Gameiro da Silva.


Under the leadership of Manuel Gameiroda Silva, REHVA Vice-President from Portugal, the REHVA 2015 Student competition took place on Friday 8 May in Riga, Latvia during the Annual Meeting. Ten candidates representing nine countries were in competition this year, The Netherlands being represented by a team of two students. JelleLoogman and Ivo de Visser presented their work on An alternative ventilation system for operating theatres: an experimental and numerical parameter study and a full-scale experimental study on the performance of a local ventilation system; Magdalena Zwiehoff (Germany.) on Passive cooling measures for single-family houses; JoaquimFernandesMonteiro (Portugal.) on Experimental and numerical study of ventilation efficiency as indicator of air diffusion quality; SzilveszterZoltan Geyer Ehrenberg (Romania) on Heat recovery as source of energy optimization in industrial plants; RaimoSimson (Estonia.) on Performance of room-based ventilation units in renovated apartment buildings; AleksejsProzuments (Latvia) on The use of a chilled beam technology in a hospital ward; AndrásBalázs (Hungary.) described the Winter set point correction; VukašinKendrisić (Serbia) presented the Photovoltaic solar systems and solar building's distributed power generation and Stine Pedersen (Denmark.) presented a Desktop polling station for real-time building occupant feedback.

The Jury was composed of Manuel Gameiroda Silva (Portugal), Michael Schmidt (Germany), MarijaTodorovic (Serbia), Hans Besselink (the Netherlands) and Hywel Davis(United Kingdom). It was very difficult and hard to come to the winner. After a tight deliberation, the jury declared winner Stine Pedersen from Aarhus University (Denmark) for her work on “Desktop polling station for real-time building occupant feedback “.

The second was awarded to the Dutch team of JelleLoogman and Ivo de Visser. The third prize was awarded to Magdalena Zwiehoff of Germany.

The next day, during the Conference, REHVA President, KarelKabele, offered a check of 500 € to the winner, a certificate and the Trophy Cup for her university. Stine Pedersen gave an oral presentation of her work.

Manuel Gameiroda Silva also thanked all contributors emphasizing the high quality of the works presented and the members of the jury for their excellent task.


Competitors with their certificate of participation in REHVA 2015 student competition.

Award winner proudly showing her diploma.

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