Themes & Topics

This HVAC & Energy conference focuses on HVAC systems, indoor climate, energy performance and management
of buildings in cold climate, and on aspects in energy production, building envelopes and building automation linked or strongly interacting with HVAC systems and energy performance.

Two types of conference papers are welcome:

Scientific Scopus conference papers with recommended length of 6-8 pages;
Technical papers not necessarily applying scientific methods, dealing with case studies, project introductions or other practical questions with recommended length of 2-6 pages.

Both types of papers will undergo the review process by the scientific committee, however with different criteria. Purely commercial presentations are not accepted.

Scientific papers will be published in E3S Web of Conferences and indexed in Scopus and other databases including attribution of DOI Names and indexation to CrossRef®.

Modern ventilation and air conditioning technology

  • COVID-19: ventilation and AC protection measures in infection control
  • Ventilation and air-conditioning systems in non-residential buildings
  • Residential ventilation
  • School ventilation and overheating prevention solutions
  • Criteria for ventilation
  • Productivity and health effects
  • Humidity control
  • Hybrid and natural ventilation systems
  • Demand controlled systems
  • Filtration and air cleaning
  • Hygiene of air handling systems
  • Advanced components for ventilation and AC
  • Commissioning and operation of ventilation systems
  • Maintenance and improvement of ventilation systems

Building automation and monitoring systems

  • New ICT-based solutions for systems and building automation
  • Big data and machine learning applications for buildings
  • Model predictive control
  • Smartness indicators
  • Maximum benefit of building automation systems
  • Sensors and methods to control and authenticate indoor environment
  • Fault detection and diagnostics
  • Life-cycle services and commissioning
  • Continuous commissioning for better performance of buildings

Energy efficient heating and cooling systems

  • Energy efficient heating systems
  • Criteria for thermal environment
  • Low energy cooling systems
  • Heat generation and piping
  • Thermal storage
  • District heating and cooling
  • Heat pumps and geothermal
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Waste water heat recovery
  • Thermal energy systems resilience

Nearly zero energy and carbon buildings

  • Passive and active low energy buildings
  • Plus-energy and zero emission buildings
  • Deep renovation solutions
  • Predicted and real energy performance
  • Energy performance requirements and cost optimality
  • Energy performance calculation methods and implementation of EPBD
  • Compliance assessment to regulations and requirements
  • Building simulation tools
  • Occupant behaviour and energy needs in buildings
  • Interaction of NZEB with energy networks
  • Demand response and peak shaving
  • Primary energy or other weighting factors determination
  • Energy performance of districts and building stock
  • Embodied energy vs. operation energy in buildings – LCA
  • Evaluation and rating of building performance
  • Building labelling schemes and sustainable buildings
  • Developments in regulations and voluntary schemes for energy efficiency