Making CLIMA 2022 a real hybrid congress

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In the digital world in which we live, the choice to be able to follow a congress online can no longer be ignored. That is why CLIMA 2022 can be followed both in-person and online. We are proud of all opportunities our hybrid platform (also online) offers CLIMA visitors, sponsors and submitters.

During CLIMA 2022 we will use ACS digital platform, which will be open to all participants on May 16th. There, the full program (including the titles and abstracts of all papers and workshops and other sessions) and all details related to our keynote speakers, sponsors and other activities will be available.

  • All registered participants will receive an email from ACS with their login details by May 16th.
  • All registered presenting authors have already received an email from ACS with login details and instructions on how to upload their presentations and videos. If you are a presenting author and didn’t receive this email (sent May 3rd), please check your Spam box. Otherwise, send an email to as soon as possible.
  • All presenting authors who come to Rotterdam, will present their papers and posters live.
  • All presenting authors were asked to pre-record their presentation, to make it  available ON-DEMAND to all participants, on our ACS digital platform. This the way on-line participants can access the presentations and posters.
  • All presenting authors joining us ONLINE, will also present live in all sessions. There will be a ZOOM meeting running in each session and online presenters will be projected on the screen in the room. The ZOOM access is limited to the presenting authors of a specific session (they will receive a separate link). There will be NO access to the zoom for the audience. The audience can look the presentations through the ON-DEMAND button on ACS platform.
  • If an online or onsite participant is not present in his/her session on time, we will NOT play his/her videos uploaded to our digital platform. We will use the time for discussion. The presentation is, however, available to all participants to watch ON-DEMAND.
  • All posters will be displayed during the whole conference in the main area of CLIMA2022 and they will be also available online via our digital platform ACS.
  • There will be a parallel live stream of three sessions (generally one parallel session and two interactive sessions) during the whole conference. You will be able to see which sessions will be streamed in the Conference Agenda on ACS.

Whether you are live with us in Rotterdam or joining us online, we wish you a succesful congress!

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Georg Fischer gives insights on CLIMA theme Circularity

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Interview with Peter Barta

CLIMA 2022 will have its eye on 2030 – the year by which the world of HVAC will most likely look quite different from today. There are several areas where exciting developments are taking place; the aim of the organizers was to address these with dedicated themes: Energy, Circularity, Digitalization, Health & Comfort and Learning & Education. Georg Fischer Piping Systems (GFPS), the leading flow solutions provider from Switzerland, is the theme sponsor of Circularity. Peter Barta, Global Business Development Manager Sustainability at GPFS, shares his thoughts on the topic below.

What is Georg Fischer’s take on sustainability – and circularity in particular?

In 2021, GF unveiled its new Sustainability Framework 2025 which consists of three focus areas: Product Portfolio, Climate & Resources and People & Well-being. The framework includes long-term ambitions, such as becoming a sustainability leader through offering high-value sustainable products and solutions, as well as driving a circular economy. These ambitions are complemented by quantitative commitments: to achieve 70% of sales from products and solutions with social or environmental benefits for our customers as well as to reduce our absolute CO2e emissions by 21% by 2025 – a target approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Thus, we can claim with confidence that sustainability and circularity are fully embedded in our corporate strategy. In this context we have launched multiple exciting projects internally, aiming not only at making our own operations more sustainable, but also developing new business opportunities related to circularity.

“We can claim with confidence that sustainability and circularity are fully embedded in our corporate strategy.”

What can the CLIMA visitor expect from your participation?

We cordially invite all interested visitors to join our interactive Masterclass session. We have prepared two compelling business case studies which are addressing different parts of the circular value chain. The first one focuses on shifting from selling purely physical products to a service-based business model – a concept that has been piloted by several industries in recent years. In such a setup, manufacturers retain full control over their systems, collect operational data and thus can offer customers additional value in form of performance optimization. The second case study scrutinizes the potential of taking products back at the end of their life cycle, repurposing and giving them a second life. There are manifold interesting challenges related to material quality, product functionality as well as supply chain logistics in this context. We look forward to a fruitful exchange with our audience and hope to collect interesting insights for our projects!

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Peter Barta works as Global Business Development Manager Sustainability at Georg Fischer Piping Systems, where he is responsible for identifying and building new opportunities related to sustainability and circular economy. Peter has 10+ years experience in various sustainability positions: he worked as Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility for the automotive supplier Autoneum where he oversaw the implementation of the company’s sustainability strategy in 55 locations globally. At denkstatt, the leading sustainability advisor in Central and Eastern Europe, he led various consulting and auditing projects for companies such as REWE Group, Barry Callebaut and Coca Cola. Peter started his career in the corporate responsibility team of the Swiss bank UBS. He holds master degrees in international affairs and linguistics and was a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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