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European Commission requests BULGARIA to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildings


On 22 July 2016, the European Commission released a fact sheet containing its key decisions of the July infringement package. In this context, the EC has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.


Building Simulation (BS2017) 2017

Now accepting abstracts for peer-reviewed papers, due August 10th, 2016 with papers due November 30, 2016Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.  Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 - 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed.  Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings. Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate fo

First passive house water park saves heat and electricity

The energy concept of the new water park in Bamberg includes a very high performance building envelope regarding both thermal insulation level and building airtightness level. This allows to have high relative humidity values (up to 64%) without causing condensation. The user-dependent ventilation is divided into zones and realised by 11 different mechanical ventilation systems. The heat demand is covered by a biomass combined heat and power unit and three gas condensing boilers.

Wasserspaß im Passivhaus - Erstes Passivhaus-Freizeitbad verbraucht deutlich weniger Heizwärme als vergleichbare Hallenbäder

In Bamberg wurde ein neues Hallenbad in Passivhausbauweise errichtet. Das Bad verfügt über eine energieeffiziente Gebäudetechnik mit bedarfsgerechter Lüftung (mit insgesamt 11 Lüftungsgeräten), die auf die unterschiedlichen Zonen Freizeitbereich, Umkleiden, Foyer, etc. abgestimmt ist. Grundlage des Energiekonzeptes ist eine thermisch hochwertige und dichte Gebäudehülle ohne Wärmebrücken. Dadurch kann eine hohe Raumluftfeuchte ohne Tauwasser gefahren werden. Seit Ende 2011 ist das Bad geöffnet und wird detailliert nicht zuletzt zur Betriebsoptimierung gemessen.

New Guide B on HVAC released by CIBSE

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) released a new edition of CIBSE Guide B providing up to date guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.


The guide was published in five separate chapters including new technology, revised sections on noise and vibration control, as well as new legislation. 


“Beyond NZEB retrofit of existing buildings” conference



As requested by the European Directive 31/2010, important measures are needed to increase the number of buildings which not only fulfill current minimum energy performance requirements, but are also more energy efficient, thereby reducing both energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. For this purpose European countries have been requested to draw up national plans for increasing the number of nearly zero - energy buildings and regularly report such plans to the Commission.


ACREX 2017

After the roaring success at Mumbai with 400+ Exhibitors and 34000+ Business Visitors, the 18th edition of the biggest, widest and most dynamic show in the HVAC& R industry, ACREX India 2017, is going to be held at India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida from 23 – 25 February 2017.


The focus will not be limited only to HVAC&R but will feature diverse Building Engineering Services that include Electrical & Plumbing Services, Building Automation and the ever - growing Cold Chain Industry. 


AHR Expo 2017 - Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which began more than 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown to become the world’s largest HVACR event. Held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., the Show hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world and attracts crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 150 countries.