Congress topics

Building and HVAC system design

  • Design of energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings
  • Near zero, zero and plus energy buildings
  • Integrated building design
  • Building certification schemes
  • Energy and economic sustainability of high performing buildings
  • Implementation of directive on energy performance of buildings
  • Energy-efficient retrofit of existing buildings (intervention, energy
    and indoor environment management)
  • LCA - embodied energy vs. operation energy in buildings
  • Human centred design solutions
  • Man - HVAC - building interaction

Sustainable energy for buildings

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Renewable and high-efficient energy sources
  • Building integrated RES (Renewable Energy Sources)
  • Solar energy utilization
  • Building energy storage
  • From sustainable buildings to sustainable cities

Efficient HVAC systems

  • Advanced heating, cooling, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
    for buildings
  • HVAC design, equipment & technology
  • HVAC best practise examples
  • Energy-efficient domestic hot water supply systems

Smart building operation and management

  • Building energy performance - simulated and real performance
  • Performance of energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilation
    of buildings
  • Commissioning and facility management
  • Compliance to regulations and requirements
  • Commissioning, control and monitoring
  • Fault detection and diagnostics
  • Energy management, control and optimization of smart buildings
    in smart cities
  • Flexible energy demand management and response
  • Indoor environment, health and productivity
  • Occupant behaviour and energy needs in buildings


In order to successfully achieve the goals of the EU commission in reducing building energy use considerably, new innovative HVAC solutions are required, which both facilitate extensive energy savings, while maintaining a healthy and comfortable environment as well as the implementation and integration of building integrated renewable energy systems and interaction with the smart energy system.

Therefore, the 12th REHVA Congress will focus on building and HVAC system performance in practice in relation to fulfillment of the intended design, ability to fulfill the needs of the occupants, interaction with the users in daily practice and role in the smart energy system.

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