Heating, domestic hot water

Smart Systems and Heat - Consumer challenges for low carbon heat

This consumer research by the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) highlights issues to address in order to change the way the vast majority of buildings are heated in the United Kingdom.


The ETI Smart Systems and Heat Programme (SSH) has conducted a range of in–depth consumer research to inform the design of holistic solutions. The findings revealed three key consumer challenges for the transition to low carbon heating:


House of Energy


The House of Energy is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. This three-storey construction is a mixed residential and commercial project located in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, and the first building that has met the criteria for a Passive House Premium certification.

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 - Secure, clean and efficient energy

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17, adopted by the European Commission in October 2015, is directly aligned with the policy priorities of the Commission and will contribute to the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package, Digital Single Market, Energy Union and Climate change policy, and Internal Market with stronger industry, helping to strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness, create new and sustainable jobs, and promote growth.


Specifically regarding the energy and climate sector, the priorities include the following: