heating and cooling

In the beginning of September 2016, the STORM consortium was present at the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2016) in Seoul, South Korea. Dirk Vanhoudt (VITO) gave a general presentation of the STORM project and the latest status.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: News

The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. The project partners have developed a controller based on self-learning algorithms, which is currently experimented in the two STORM demo sites.   The developed controller will enable to maximise the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.   The STORM project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme.   
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Link

The liquid fuel heating sector welcomes the “Energy Efficiency First” principle and calls for a fair and progressive transition to a low-carbon energy that facilitates innovation in Europe   The European Commission adopted today a major legislative package which should help Europeans on the way to a more efficient and cleaner use of energy. Eurofuel, representing the European liquid fuel heating sector, welcomes an ambitious milestone for the EU to achieve its commitments to mitigate climate change and ensure all citizens benefit from an evolving energy model.
Post date: 30 Nov 2016
Type: Note

BUILD UP partner the European Heating Industry  (EHI) presents its views to increase the energy performance of Buildings.    The association advocates for an increasing focus on the old and inefficient European building stock.   In particular, the following actions may prove of value to impact the energy efficiency of existing buildings:
Post date: 30 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

  International workshop on securing the compliance of product data and the quality of installed systems, to reach high levels of energy performance    
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
Type: Event

For the first time, a single document has been drafted by the European Commission providing an overview of  the activities and projects funded by EU programmes supporting the EU heating and cooling strategy which was adopted in February 2016.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: News

Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating & cooling sector​   Horizon 2020, Framework Programme 7 and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes  of the European Union    
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

This paper, released by the FROnT project, focuses on strategic policy recommendations to support the deployment of renewable heating and cooling technologies (RES-HC). The document identifies the main barriers to RES-HC deployment which include lack of strategic priorities and governance, persistent market failures, poor awareness, quality and engagement and the financing challenge.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems   HotMaps, a HORIZON 2020 project, will develop, demonstrate and disseminate a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in-line with EU policies.  
Post date: 11 Nov 2016
Type: Link

This report, released by the progRESsHEAT project - fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling- provides an overview of existing political framework conditions, current targets, policy instruments and measures as well as involved stakeholders for the six case study countries and municipalities involved in the project as well as on EU level.
Post date: 9 Nov 2016
Type: Publication