Set of information on recent developments at CEN and ISO level on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and construction product digitisation

The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 as well as ISO TC 59 SC13 works on BIM standardisation.

With the introduction of the ‘Copilot Certificate’ for building performance, Eurovent, REHVA and synavision set a new European standard for the construction industry. The signing of the agreement on 11 October paved the way for the launch of the world's first building and facility certificate. Builders use the certificate to ensure that their buildings undergo effective quality management.

First article of a new series for members only

The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitalisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 works on BIM standardisation. Interconnecting dictionaries is the first step.

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a new package of measures with the goal of providing the stable legislative framework needed to facilitate the clean energy transition and towards the creation of the Energy Union. Some of the measures are now nearing their publication, including the revision of a few revised directives.

Development towards coordinated global actions

Following earlier meetings with ASHRAE, Eurovent was invited to the AASA (ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance) meetings on 22 and 23 April 2018. The goal of the meeting was to investigate if an HVAC&R Global Alliance should be established. The meeting also included a most useful overview of UN actions in the field of HVACR.

Heat recovery ventilation is expected to be a major ventilation solution

REHVA and Eurovent have released their guidebook on heat recovery ventilation. It includes the latest ventilation technology and knowledge about the ventilation system performance, intended to be used by HVAC designers, consultants, contractors, and other practitioners. This first joint guidebook of REHVA and Eurovent is part of an increasing cooperation between the two associations, with more publications and joint initiatives to follow.

Questions and answers concerning the recently announced Building Information Modelling (BIM) HVACR product database by Eurovent Services Company

Two weeks ago, many members may have received an email concerning the planned deployment of a BIM product database for the HVACR sector called PRODBIM. As our Team has received questions, this article aims to provide answers, supporting you in better understanding this initiative. 

Gain insights into the role of Indoor Environment Quality and HVAC systems in modern, sustainable building

Debate.Comfort.Construction.Energy 2017 (DKBE) is going to be a unique event merging experience and knowledge of various experts from the building industry in the unique setting of Warsaw’s national stadium. The conference will address a wide range of topics including Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), principles of the building mechanical system design, and the impact of user behaviour on overall building energy consumption. The Eurovent Association is supporting and contributing to this forward-thinking conference.

Become a supporter of our #IAQmatters campaign (free of charge)

In April, our new Indoor Air Quality campaign #IAQmatters was officially launched. To date, the response has been very positive with on average more than 4.000 unique site visits per month – and counting. We invite all manufacturers and association to become supporter of the campaign.

The European team has assessed the recent proposal of the Council Presidency

The Council Presidency has been busy developing compromise proposals for the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The 4th and most recent one dates 16 May 2016. This text gives an indication where the final compromise could move to. The Eurovent Secretariat has assessed the compromise proposal.

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