Heating, domestic hot water

Optimising the energy use of technical building systems – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s Article 8  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Heat Pumping Technologies in Special Applications and New Markets: vol.35 No 1/2017     Special Applications and New Markets in the new issue of the HPT Magazine   This latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies  (HTP) Magazine has Special Applications and New Markets as the topical theme. The applications range from innovative ways to use heat pumping technologies in commercial buildings, to their use in common household appliances.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

“BUILDING AND DISTRICT Thermal Retrofit and Management Solutions.”   The THERMOSS project aims to produce an outstanding contribution to the wider deployment of advanced building heating and cooling technologies in the EU, addressing the challenge of 30% energy consumption reduction in buildings and 20% in districts. THERMOSS was funded by the European Commission under its HORIZON 2020 programme for Energy-Efficient Buildings. Twelve partners from EU and Switzerland will collaborate for the 42 months of the project duration.
Post date: 10 Apr 2017
Type: Link

This report of the French Association for Heat Pumps (AFPAC) concerns heat pump solutions for the production of domestic hot water in dwellings. These solutions are now little known and little used. In a context where domestic hot water has become an issue for reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings, this document aims at presenting a synthesis of the systems available, as well as a number of examples where they are used.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.  
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: News

Status Report 2016     This updated report, prepared by Van Holsteijn en Kemna B.V. (VHK) for the European Commission, shows how the EU's Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for products are saving consumers both energy and money. It tracks the progress of an ongoing study of the impact of these requirements.  
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the French Association for Heat Pumps (Association Française des Pompes à Chaleur - AFPAC) deals with hybrid heat pumps for houses. A hybrid heat pump integrates an air-to-water heat pump and a boiler, with a control that ensures simultaneous or alternative operation of the two heat generators. The system provides space heating and domestic hot water for new or existing houses.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The annual report of 2016 of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme has been published.   This report presents an overview of the Programme's main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.   Some of the highlights include:  
Post date: 3 Apr 2017
Type: News

This report presents an overview of the main activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme. It includes summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. It includes three parts: the Chair's Statement, Project progress reports and practical background information as well as a summary of the latest outcomes of the Programme intended for policy and decision makers.  
Post date: 3 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Following the European Commission’s proposal for a heating and cooling strategy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) coordinated a consortium - consisting of  the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE), TEP Energy GmbH,  the TU Vienna Energy Economics Group, Observ’ER energies renouvelables.org and the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy strategies (IREES)- to support the Commission with scientific studies and further develop its proposal for a heating and cooling strategy.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
Type: News