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EVIA Connectivity Workshop – 15 May 2018


Smart buildings and appliances: Reality beyond buzzwords 

15 May 2018 | 14:30-17:00 | Avenue des Art 46, Brussels 1000


The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) is delighted to invite you to register interest in an upcoming workshop organised by the association on connectivity issues.

Connectivity solutions are increasingly being integrated into building appliances by manufacturers in the HVACR sector. With an increase in prevalence naturally comes an increase in regulatory interest and the EU has duly responded with the inclusion of the Smart Readiness Indicator in the revised Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD), among other initiatives.

This workshop will be dedicated to discussing the regulatory, standardisation and policy challenges facing HVACR manufacturers in embracing the emerging connectivity marketplace. The workshop will feature insight from ICT standardisation experts, EU decision-makers and industry partners, the agenda can be found below.



14:30-14:35  – Welcome by Secretary General

Russell Patten, EVIA General Secretary


14:35-14:45 – Introduction: Ventilation in a connected world

Juergen Albig, Ziehl-Abegg, Chair of EVIA’s Connectivity Taskforce

14:35-14:50 – What is a Smart Building?

Vivian Dorizas, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

14:50 -15:00 Short Q&A


 15:00-15:15 – Making Smart Buildings and Appliances a reality – the Commission’s perspective

Sylvian Robert, DG Energy

15:15-15:30 – Making Smart Buildings and Appliances a reality – Industry perspective

Simone Alessandri, Director of Government Relations OR Dr. Peter Hug, Managing Director, eu.bac

15:30-15:40 Short Q&A


15:40-15:55 – Smart buildings and the link with ICT

Enrico Scarrone, Steering Committee Vice-Chair oneM2M and Chairman of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) Smart M2M Committee

15:40-15:50 Short Q&A 


15:55-16:25 – Panel discussion – Smart buildings and appliances: Reality beyond buzzwords

Moderated by Colin Timmins, H&V Portfolio Manager, BEAMA


16:25-16:30 – Closing remarks

Russell Patten – EVIA Secretary General


16:30-17:00 – Networking coffee


RVSP by 4 May 2018. For all enquiries, contact secretariat@zl31wzvpi.preview.infomaniak.website