REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations founded in 1963. We are an umbrella organization that represent over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 27 European Countries.
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Can a building produce more energy than it consumes, exclusively from renewable sources? Certainly! This is demonstrated by the experience of Casa SN (named after its owners Sara and Nicola Berlanda) which has recently become the first building in Europe - and Italy - to be certified under the Zero Energy standard of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
This extension to a School of Design & Environment building at the National University of Singapore is an outstanding example of a net zero-energy building (NZEB) in the tropics. The five-storey building is home to labs, design studios and workshops used by the departments of architecture and design. Construction of the building was optimised to facilitate lateral ventilation and comfortable natural light. An integral aspect of net zero-energy consumption is that conventional approaches to air conditioning have to be challenged.
Post date: 19 Mar 2020
The March 2020 issue of the AIVC newsletter is dedicated to sharing information on our past and future events. Specific contents include:
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?
Post date: 26 Feb 2020
April 14, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 AM CEST USA
The Annex 80 - 2nd Preparative Web Meeting will be held using the web based software GoToMeeting.
If you are intending to take part please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The EBC Research Programme
Post date: 21 Feb 2020
The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction. One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter. Ventilative cooling can be an energy efficient solution to address this cooling challenge in buildings.
Post date: 21 Feb 2020
Mercado del Val is an iron market located within the old town of Valladolid. Its construction was completed in 1882. The rectangular floor plan is 120 meters long times 19 meters wide, with chamfered corners. It had stones for foundations and plinth and iron for the other elements. Natural ventilation was performed through openings covered by blinds of iron sheets.
Post date: 20 Feb 2020
The farmhouse was built in 1646 in log construction and was home of the painter Angelika Kaufmann. The living part of the house has been restored in 2008 and the affiliated barn was rebuild in 2013. The traditional renovation of the front building was done in the same architectural style as the existing.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Built in 2019, the Eisbärhaus was designed as a passive building comprising two units. Building materials were selected according to guidelines provided by the Austrian environmental association Umweltverband Vorarlberger Gemeindehaus. All exterior walls consist of wooden timbers treated with cellulose to provide thermal insulation (layer thickness: 42cm).
Post date: 5 Feb 2020