Heating, domestic hot water

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EU Climate Chief Frans Timmermans believes that the 45% renewable targets by 2030 is ambitious but possible. EU countries and the European Parliament are currently discussing about a new law to boost green energy production, including this target. The target has been proposed higher than before due to the geopolitical situation in Europe and thus to make energy more secure.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
Type: News

As part of the plan to reach climate-neutrality by 2030, the UK is going to replace 1.7 million gas boilers a year until 2030.   The government has announced a scheme to help households to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes before installing heat pumps. In fact, heat pumps are a fundamental part of the changes required, but they increase the electricity demand, and higher overall energy consumption means more renewable energy is needed for decarbonisation.
Post date: 19 Jan 2023
Type: News

Residents of flats with communal heating systems are challanged by the high energy prices and there might be a possibility for them to sue their network operators for heating and hot water. On the other hand, households with conventional heating systems are covered by the price cap on bills.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2023
Type: News

Professor Zhibin Yu from University of Glasgow has found a solution to recover the waste heat of heat pumps and divert it to resolve the frosting problem, improving the heat pump´s overall performance. The main point is that heat pumps, instead of just genereting heat, they can also capture it and spread it all over the house.  
Post date: 18 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

The development of new technologies in the building industry has influenced the working construction cycle.
Post date: 18 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

The city of Poznań in Poland has been involved in different projects to tackle air pollution and decarbonise heating. For example, through the partnership with Veolia which was aimed at designing an energy transition and clean air strategy, the have facilitated the connection to district heating networks and transformed the network by shortening the connection period.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: Case

British houses are among the oldest and less efficient in Europe, hence households are currently challenged by rising energy bills. The government has set a price cap that limits the average bill to no more than £3,000 ($3,600) a year until April 2024. Moreover, it is planning to spend an average cost of around £10,000 for each house that needs to be retrofitted in order to reach the 2035 energy efficiency targets.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

According to Finnish Heat Pump Association SULPU statistics, Finland has seen in 2022 an increase by 50% of selling of heat pumps. In particular, the number of air-to-air heat pumps was 160,000, whereas the number of air-to-water heat pumps sold was 19,000 but with an increase by almost 60%.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: News

SINFONIA project has reached successful results with the deep retrofits in Innsbruck and Bozen. The interventions allowed substancial heating energy savings, with an average of 77% saved in the projects in Innsbruck, and also a substancial improvement of thermal comfort.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy and a group of heat pump manufacturers have started a project to replace gas and oil in multi-family homes with propane heat pumps. This type of heat pump will include low-charge propane (R290) as the refrigerant.   In fact, propane has become a recognised refrigerant for the heat pump industry and is widely used in outdoors heat pumps.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News