HVAC systems (heating, cooling, domestic hot water, ventilation)

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Free cooling for buildings

This article shows the effects of free-cooling on the building thermal load. It describes the various free-cooling methods: dry free-cooling, direct and indirect evaporative free-cooling. It gives information about the effect of free-cooling on the...
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 42-47

Inspections of air-conditioning systems in Slovenia

This article presents an overview of air conditioning systems in Slovenia and provides details about their inspection procedure: documentation overview, visual inspection and report.
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 27-31

Concerted Action "Supporting transposition and implementation of the Directive 2002/91/EC" - CA - EPBD (2005 - 2007) - Annex 2: Inspections of Boilers and Air Conditioners

According to the EPBD, European Member States must implement mandatory inspections of boilers and air-conditioning systems, above certain threshold power levels, depending on type of equipment or fuel, as well as of heating systems when older than...

Building AdVent project demonstrates advanced ventilation technologies for good indoor climate and energy performance

TheBuilding AdVent project has made an attempt to find 18 excellent non-residential buildings with advanced ventilation technologies from all over Europe. The project has the objective of disseminating information to designers on successfully...
REHVA Journal. Volume 45, Issue 4, December 2008, pages 48-53

US and China announce collaboration on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on July 16th a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership in the development of improved,...
Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts and technicians to learn from each other's experiences with efficient building technologies, including: high-performance HVAC, insulation, lighting, cold storage,...

Energy Management Register

Free technical information, advice and resources for the energy manager
The site is designed for anyone whose job is to save energy at work. It provides free guidance on heating, air conditioning, lighting, compressed air, motor-driven equipment, etc., and advice and information on energy management...

PassiveHouse 2009

From September 11th till 13th the two Belgian Passive House organizations, Passiefhuis-Platform and Plate-forme Maison Passive, are organizing PassiveHouse 2009, the largest symposium and fair focusing exclusively on passive and very energy...
Array PassiveHouse SymposiumOn Friday September 11th 2009 the eighth Passive House Symposium takes place. This scientific conference addresses all professionals from the construction world: architects, engineers and...

Trends in heating and cooling

Future trends in buildings heating and cooling systems are affected by environmental and energy requirements, changes in the population structure and consumer behaviour, urbanisation and the increasing significance of renovation and complementary...
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 32-35