Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go!
The deadline to submit you abstract for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions and deadlines: http://www.clima2019.org/paper-submission/.
Post date: 24 Aug 2018
This report summarizes the highlights from the European Copper Institute's (ECI) inputs to the Interim Report and the Second Progress Report by the consortium on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. ECI welcomes the Commission’s effort to establish a comprehensive methodology, but has also some important recommendations to improve the current version of the methodology and prevent it from acting against the very purpose of the SRI.
Post date: 20 Aug 2018
The United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
The 13th REHVA World Congress, CLIMA 2019, will be held from 26th till 29th of May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The congress theme is "Built environment facing climate change" featuring discussions about the capacity of new and refurbished buildings, and technical building systems to mitigate climate change in an energy efficient manner while respecting comfort and security requirements.
The conference covers 4 main topics :
• Modern HVAC&R&S Technology and Indoor Environment Quality
• High Energy Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Post date: 22 Jun 2018
The European Heat Pump Association is pleased to invite you to Decarb Cities Forum, which this year will be held in Vienna, on May 16th, 2018, at the prestigious MuseumsQuartier.
An increasing share of humans live in cities; more than 51% of energy is used for heating and cooling in Europe. This trend requires no-pollution solutions towards zero emissions to maintain local air quality, reduce the effect of heat islands and enable cities to fight against climate change.
Post date: 30 Apr 2018
The H2020 project LowUP is organizing its first Dissemination Workshop which will be held at the ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) facilities in Milan, Italy. Interested energy use and its efficiency in buildings? The LowUP project is developing three new efficient technologies which could take your interest to the next level! You’re invited to join in on this Dissemination Workshop organised to raise awareness among stakeholders and obtain further engagement.
Post date: 3 Apr 2018
by François Durier (CETIAT)
Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. Today, ISHRAE has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 7,500 Student-members.
ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with headquarters in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.
Post date: 1 Nov 2017