heating and cooling

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.   The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation) aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes through:  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link

The European Commission’s “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package of legislation, which was presented at the end of last year, aims, amongst others, at accelerating renewable energy innovation, based on the EU’s commitment to cut CO₂ emissions by 2030.   With renewable energy deployment progressing fast in power generation, the heating and cooling sector still has some way to go to reduce the remaining 84% of EU heating still generated by fossil fuels.  
Post date: 25 May 2017
Type: Event

  This event,  which is organised by the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) and will take place on Wednesday 21 June (16.00 - 17.30) in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference, will present several innovations in the area of renewable heating and cooling, with a specific focus to the following technology areas:  
Post date: 25 May 2017
Type: Event

More than 40 new projects have been launched with a funding of about €96M under the Energy Efficiency Call for Proposals 2016 as part of Horizon 2020’s energy challenge for secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe.   The new projects aim at:  
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: News

As part of the DecarbHeat Initiative, the #DecarbHeat conference, which took place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017, aimed to collect ideas from a broad audience on the next steps towards the vision of a 100% decarbonised heating and cooling sector, along four areas of consideration:  
Post date: 19 May 2017
Type: News

Organised by the DHC+ Technology Platform within the H2020 PLANHEAT project, Sustainable Cities– Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling offers you the unique opportunity for exchange with fellow municipalities committed to decarbonising their heating and cooling systems.  
Post date: 19 May 2017
Type: Event

Opportunities and challenges for renewable energies     The proposal for a revised Directive on renewable energy from the European Commission includes a new article on district heating and cooling. This article (Article 24) also foresees the non-discriminatory access to district heating and cooling systems for renewable heating and cooling supply. Some proponents expect an important push for renewable energy from this provision. Others see severe problems due to the essential differences between electricity and district heating grids.  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Event

Following the adoption of the European Heating and Cooling Strategy, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has brought together a large coalition of thermal industry players from various countries behind one vision: the full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sectors by 2050. As a result, the first ever DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and Declaration of support will be signed in Brussels on 11 May.  This will be in farme of the DecarbHeat Forum organised in Brussels. 
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: News

IEA-EBC Annex 59: High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 59 High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings” in 2012. The project was completed in 2016.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 69: Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 69 Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link