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Chillventa Award goes into its second round

Following the successful premiere of the Chillventa Award in 2016, NürnbergMesse and publishing house Bauverlag have every reason to host the high-calibre competition again and present the award at an official ceremony at Chillventa in October. The award recognises unique projects by teams of experts in the four categories commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. The sending out of the application documents now marks the official start of the Chillventa Award 2018.

Chillventa is more than "just" an internationally established and renowned trade fair. It's where projects are initiated, trends are set and innovative products are introduced to the market. Without doubt Chillventa is currently the largest and most important international trade fair for refrigeration technology and the segments air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps. For 2018 too, all signs are pointing to success, with the organisers once again expecting to see an increase in both display area and exhibitor numbers, as industry insiders and experts from all over the world gather in Nuremberg. "Chillventa Connecting Experts" really means what it says.

Chillventa Award acknowledges the achievements of teams of experts
The Chillventa Award is presented by NürnbergMesse in collaboration with Bauverlag, the publisher of trade journals on refrigeration and A/C (KKA Kälte Klima Aktuell) and building services (tab – Das Fachmedium der TGA-Branche). The Chillventa Award recognises the achievements of expert teams (designers/planners, system engineers, clients/operators) that have realized a highly impressive project in respect of functionality, energy consumption and technical innovations as a result of their exemplary collaboration that exceed technical standards. In its evaluation the jury – in keeping with the Chillventa motto "Connecting Experts" – will consider in particular how project stakeholders work together from conceptual formulation, planning and system engineering to operation of the system. In any project submitted for an award the quality achieved through partnership-driven design must be transparent and documented.

Alongside these criteria, the Chillventa Award also takes account of the above mentioned aspects functionality, energy consumption and technical innovation. The jury's evaluation also considers factors like adherence to budget and schedule, environmental aspects and certifications etc. Any form of refrigeration, A/C or heat pump system (new or rebuild) realised in Europe is eligible for a Chillventa Award. Any project for which the entrants are directly responsible and which has been completed by the submission date for the Award may be considered. The completion of the project must not be more than two years before the closing date.

Who can apply for the Chillventa Award?
Clients/operators, designers/planners and system engineers, as individuals or in consortia, with an office located in a European country, are eligible to participate, whereby any partners involved must be explicitly named. Manufacturers of components and systems from industrial or commercial enterprises are not eligible. However, eligible entrants may receive support with their submission from industrial and commercial enterprises.

Second round of award ceremony at Chillventa 2018
The Chillventa Award will be presented in the four categories commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. The winners in each category will be honoured during Chillventa on 16 October 2018.

Review and outlook: Chillventa success story continues
The KPIs from Chillventa 2016 were impressive. Chillventa achieved its best results ever with a total of 32,206 trade visitors from 118 countries. This represented an increase of 5.3% over the previous event. Another pleasing statistic was the total of 981 exhibitors. Even now, a good six months before the start of the trade fair, the indications for Chillventa 2018 are excellent.

International refrigeration and A/C network
With the leading Chillventa trade fair and European Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg, ACREX India and the European Pavilion powered by Chillventa at the China Refrigeration show, NürnbergMesse has in recent years established an impressive worldwide refrigeration, AC, ventilation and heat pump network. The focus of this network is also on "Chillventa Connecting Experts".

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