November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

And the Scanvac Prize for 2012 goes to …

The Organisation of National Societies of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning in the Northern countries (SCANVAC) awards one of the most prominent characters in the Scandinavian HVAC industry, Mr. Jørn Simonsen, the SCANVAC Prize. 

The four chairmen of the Northern HVAC societies were unanimous in their decision to award Jørn Simonsen, Ms of Science in Engineering, the SCANVAC Prize for 2012.

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Swedvac Autumn Prize

The 2012 Autumn Swedvac Prize for best technical article based on diploma theses and academic theses was presented at the second EMTF Riksdag Swedvac Autumn Meeting, in Stockholm, November 14th.

 

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Sweden: Short notes

Indoor Environment Research
The new Swedish government bill on research, which is to be taken in the first quarter of 2013, sustainable Housing an planning is granted a considerably increased research budget. However, there is no noticeable ambition for indoor environment research in the government bill.

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

FinnBuild 2012 – a successful showcase for the Finnish construction industry

Finland’s largest building and building services trade fair, FinnBuild 2012, was held at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on 9–12 October 2012. This year’s event was the 20th, the first FinnBuild was organized in 1974. FinnBuild and the other simultaneously arranged fairs gathered more than 32 500 professional ….

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November 30th, 2012 | Uncategorized

Second Swedvac Annual Autumn Meeting

The Swedish HVAC engineering association SWEDVAC (EMTF) arranged its second annual autumn meeting on November 14th in Stockholm. The autumn meeting is a national forum for Swedvac members, to discuss and exchange experience and knowledge. The meeting form is interactive with voting and group discussions etc. This year focused ….

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

HVAC Calender

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Scanref Newsletter informs of Scandinavian research

The Norwegian refrigeration- and heat pump magazine Kulde has released the first issue of the newsletter Scanref Newsletter.

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

EU regulations – update

This is a short summary of recent news in EU regulations. Renewal of the REHVA website is still on-going; hence a full update of my article in the previous SCANVAC Newsletter will be postponed until spring 2013. 

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Removal of ultrafine particles by intermediate air filters in ventilation systems. Evaluation of performance and analysis of applications.

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Capacity-controlled Ground Source Heat Pump Systems for Swedish single-family dwellings

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November 30th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Licentiate Thesis

Demand based control of indoor climate in office buildings – Design of local and central feed-forward control systems for high comfort, low energy use and low peak power 

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June 18th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

New Rehva Secretary General

After more than 10 years of dedicated professional service to Rehva, Prof. Olli Seppänen has left the position as REHVA Secretary General after the Rehva General Assembly on April 18, a position, he occupied for four years. 

Professor Olli Seppänen, Rehva President Michael Schmidt and Mr Jan Aufderheijde. Photo: Signhild Gehlin

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June 18th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Energy Use in Day Care Centers and Schools

Abstract: Typically the aim in the construction process is to calculate the energy, space and cost efficiency in the design phase. These factors’ influence on decision making extends to the whole building process. How these decisions affect the use of the building and user satisfaction as well as maintenance is still not that well understood. This study analyses different schools and day care centers and their energy use.

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June 15th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

New boost on consumer energy advice in Finland

Coordinated national energy advice system, compiling a variety of energy advice services for consumers undertaking energy saving measures, is under development in Finland. The work is coordinated by Motiva.

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June 15th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

REHVA / EU regulations – guidance to REHVA’s webpages

European legislation is a big challenge also to REHVA, who has a very important role to inform HVAC professionals about all new issues affecting our profession and industry. In this mission, REHVA has prepared webpages on EU regulations.

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June 15th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Journal Article

Distributed Thermal Response Tests on a Multi-pipe Coaxial Borehole Heat Exchanger

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June 15th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

HVAC Calender

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June 15th, 2012 | Newsletter 2/2012

Another Fruitful Danvak Conference – and a postcard from Texas!

According to tradition Danvak – the Danish Society of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – held its annual conference on HVAC issues in April. The Conference, called Danvak Dagen (The Danvak Day) was attended by 145 people and the exhibitors represented included KNX National Group Denmark, WindowMaster, TT-Coil, Swegon and Dansk Ventilation.

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

The world’s first hotel with Energy Class A in Norway

 The world’s first hotel with energy class A, has been built in Trondheim. Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim is one of the largest congress hotels in Scandinavia with 31 500 square meters, 400 rooms and an auditorium with seating for 2500 people.

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Swedvac Prize

The 2012 Swedvac Prize for best technical article based on diploma thesis and best technical article were presented at the Swedvac General Assembly in Göteborg, April 26th.

Photo: Mark Kretz

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Thermodynamic Cycles using Carbon Dioxide as Working Fluid: CO2 transcritical power cycle study

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer on a Dendritic and Micro-Porous Copper Structure

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Flow boiling of ammonia and propane in mini channels

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Doctoral Thesis

Energy Efficiency Improvements in Household Refrigeration Cooling Systems

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June 14th, 2012 | Newsletter 1/2012

Bengt Ljungqvist Affiliate professor at Chalmers

Professor Emeritus Bengt Ljungqvist has been appointed Affiliate Professor in Cleanroom ventilation at Chalmers University, Department of Building Services Engineering.

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The national societies

Denmark
DANVAK – the Danish society, founded in 1945, 2500 members

Finland
FINVAC – the Finish society, founded in 1930, 6000 members

Iceland
ICEVAC – the Icelandic society, founded in 1986, 400 members

Norway
NORVAC – the Norwegian society, founded in 1924, 3500 members

Sweden
SWEDVAC – the Swedish society, founded 1909, 7100 members

The Scanvac organization

Scanvac is a body for the promotion of close cooperation between the national HVAC societies.They are professional and technical societies devoted to promoting the arts and sciences of heat-ing, ventilating, air conditioning and allied technologies and training activities in these fields.

The corresponding societies in the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are associated members of Scanvac.