The 12th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2016 will focus on building and Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system performance in practice in relation to fulfillment of the intended design, ability to fulfill the needs of the occupants, interaction with the users in daily practice and role in the smart energy system.
The congress will consist of a mixture of keynote, scientific and technical sessions as well as workshops, industry forums, student activities, technical tours and training courses.
The congress main themes and topics include:
Building and HVAC system design:
- design of energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings;
- near zero, zero and plus energy buildings;
- integrated building design;
- building certification schemes;
- energy and economic sustainability of high performing buildings;
- implementation of directive on energy performance of buildings;
- energy efficient retrofit of existing buildings (intervention, energy and indoor environment management);
- Life-cycle assessment (LCA) - embodied energy vs. operation energy in buildings;
- human centred design solutions;
- man - HVAC - building interaction.
Efficient HVAC systems:
- advanced heating, cooling, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for buildings;
- HVAC design, equipment & technology;
- HVAC best practise examples;
- energy efficient domestic hot water supply systems.
Sustainable Energy for Buildings
- sustainable energy systems;
- renewable and high-efficient energy sources;
- building integrated RES (Renewable Energy Sources);
- solar energy utilization;
- building energy storage;
- from sustainable buildings to sustainable cities.
Smart Building operation and management
- building energy performance - simulated and real performance;
- performance of energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings;
- commissioning and facility management;
- compliance to regulations and requirements;
- commissioning, control and monitoring;
- fault detection and diagnostics;
- energy management, control and optimization of smart buildings in smart cities;
- flexible energy demand management and response;
- indoor environment, health and productivity;
- occupant behaviour and energy needs in buildings.