REHVA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - programme, April 19 – 20, 2012

April 19 – 20, 2012

HVAC Technology in Energy Retrofitting

Venue: Hotel Timisoara
           Str Marasesti nr 1-3, 300086 Timisoara, Romania.
All the meeting will be held in the Hotel Timisoara except the “21st INSTALLATION CONFERENCE” by AIIR which will be held in "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Rectorship, Pta Victoriei No. 2, 300006 Timisoara



08.30 – 10.30


Technical session 1:

EU policy and regulations for building retrofitting

Zoltan Magyar (Hungary)
Liviu Dumitrescu (Romania)


Opening of the conference


Europe refurbishes - EU policies on energy efficiency for buildings
Clemens Haury, the European Commission, DG Energy


Implementing EU policy and regulation in the Romanian policy and regulation for building retrofitting
Liviu Dumitrescu AIIR, Eugen Curteanu MDRT, Romania


German policy/rules for cost efficient retrofitting
Michael Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break



11.00 – 12.30


Technical session 2:

Energy use of buildings and systems

Jarek Kurnitski (Estonia)
Olga Bancea (Romania)


Energy use of buildings - Measured energy use in buildings and its break down
Hirosi Yoshino, International Energy Agency, Annex 53, Sendai, Japan


Toward the definition of reference buildings: results of IEE – Tabula project on European building stocks
Stefano P. Corgnati, TEBE Research Group, Italy


Energy use of existing air-conditioning systems
Ian Knight, coordinator of IEE – iSERV project, UK





12.30 – 13.30 Lunch



13.30 – 15.00


Technical session 3:

Energy efficient HVAC systems for retrofitting

Stefano P. Corgnati (Italy)
Florea Chiriac (Romania)


French policy and regulations for retrofitting
Francis Allard, University of La Rochelle, France


Air tightness of building envelope and ventilation systems
Rémi Carrié, TightVent project, France


Low and nearly zero energy buildings
Jarek Kurnitski, SITRA, Estonia







15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break



15.30 – 17.30


Technical plenary session 4:

Energy efficient equipment for retrofitting

Ioan Silviu Dobosi (Romania)
Iolanda Colda (Romania)


Energy efficient HVAC retrofits for improving the indoor environmental quality
Bjarne W. Olesen, Technical University of Denmark


HVAC Technology in Energy Retrofitting
Ansgar Thiemann, Daikin Europe


Heat Pump Systems in retrofitting
Robert Gavriliuc, UTCB, Florea Chiriac, AGFR, Romania


The trends, technologies, and standards for retrofitting in China
Xu Zhang, Tongi University Shanghai and CCHVAC, China


19.00 – 23.00 Conference buffet dinner
Recas – Wine tasting




08.30 – 10.00


Technical session 5:

Inspections for better energy efficiency

Bjarne W. Olesen (Denmark)
Silviana Brata (Romania)


Heating system efficiency and inspections
Karel Kabele, CTU Prague, Czech Republic


Inspection of the Heating and Air Conditioning Systems in Romania
Octavia Cocora, UTCB, Iolanda Colda, UTCB, Romania


Energy efficiency by continuous commissioning and balancing
Zoltan Magyar, University of Pecs, Hungary


Building labelling and sustainability in retrofitting
Maija Virta, Finnish Green Building Council, Finland




10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break



10.30 – 12.00


Technical session 6:

Successful cases of energy retrofitting

Karel Kabele (Czech Republic)
Robert Gavriliuc (Romania)


Benefits of display energy certificates in UK
Donald Leeper, CIBSE, UK


Financing of retrofit – cost efficiency of retrofitting
Frank Hovorka, Caisse des Dépôts, France


Successful retrofitting of dwellings - energy efficient and environmentally friendly
Dusan Petras, SSTP, Slovakia


Aspects of buildings rehabilitation in Romania
Ioan Silviu Dobosi, AIIR, Adrian Retezan, AIIR, Romania


12.00 – 12.30

Student competition awards


12.30 – 13.30 Lunch



13.30 – 15.00




iSERV – a bench marking database for energy use of air-conditioning
organised by TRC REHVA
Ian Knight and Alex Vanden Borre


Energy efficiency with certified products
Sandrine Marinhas and Sylvain Courtney


Energy efficient pumping
Organized by WILO – Mihai Stroescu


Heat pump technology for low energy buildings and retrofitting
Organized by DAIKIN and TOSHIBA
Bart Van Reeth and Cristian Iordan



15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break



15.30 – 17.00




Energy efficiency in HVAC – a new Guidebook for building owners
Organized by TRC REHVA
Nejc Brelih and Olli Seppänen


REHVA Guidebooks for refurbishment
Organized by TRC REHVA
Marija Todorovic


Energy efficient heating
Organized by VIESSMANN – Corina Rosu


Technical and Financing integrated solutions for better energy efficiency in Romanian buildings stock
Organized by AIIR Banat Branch
Adrian Retezan and Ioan Silviu Dobosi


17.00 – 17.30

Closing session

Michael Schmidt (Germany)
Adrian Retezan (Romania)


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