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HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2018 – Registration open!
November 24, 2017

HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2018 – Registration open!

Welcome to Kiruna, Sweden, North of the Arctic Circle and HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2018!

The 9th International Cold Climate Conference on Sustainable New and Renovated Buildings in Cold Climates will be held on March 12-15, 2018. It is time to plan your trip to Kiruna, a municipality in the process of constructing a new sustainable Arctic city!

Register for the HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2018!

Take advantage of the early-bird conference fee and register now! http://www.cchvac2018.se

The conference fee includes welcome reception, lunches, morning and afternoon coffee. And it also includes study visits to Icehotel Jukkasjärvi and the world’s largest underground iron ore mine as well as the scientific program with keynote speakers and parallel sessions.

The conference covers technical, economic and social aspects of buildings and HVAC systems for both new and renovated buildings. Take the opportunity to register to the guided pre and post conference tours to Esrange Space Center and Abisko.

Organization committee are: Dennis Johansson, Chair, Associate Professor, Head of Division, Building Services, Lund University; Hans Bagge, Co-Chair, Senior Lecturer, Building Physics, Lund University and Åsa Wahlström, Senior Advisor, Professor, Building Services, Lund University.

And check out the keynote speakers!

Lars Bäckström is Head of Urban Development, Kiruna Municipality. Lars was brought up in northern Sweden and has a back ground in academia. He started to work for the municipality in 2014. Lars will be presenting some general information about Kiruna and the business life in Kiruna and the ongoing city transformation due to the expanding iron ore mine.

William Semple is an Architect, University of Alberta, NORDEC Consulting and Design, Ottawa. Bill will talk about Environmental and Cultural Sustainability in the Canadian North: Engaging Indigenous Communities in the Design and Construction of Energy Efficient Culturally Appropriate Northern Housing.

Yngve Bergqvist is the Founder of ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi. Yngve will talk about the icehotel and the new design and construction of ICEHOTEL 365, a new year round icehotel.

Kristina Mjörnell is the Business and innovation area manager for Sustainable Cities and Communities, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. And she is the Adjunct Professor in Building Physics, Lund University. She has been a project manager R&D coordinating a number of projects related to quality assurance in the retrofitting process, energy efficient buildings and heat and moisture in the building envelope. She will be presenting transdisciplinary aspects on renovation in cold climates.