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Build Up: In brief, how can heat pump technology be explained?   Dan Stefanica: A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling, and hot water for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Any heat pump installation can provide heating and cooling in parallel, which is important as cooling demands are on a steep rise as well. Depending on which service is used predominantly, the machine is called a heat pump, an air-conditioning unit, or a cooling/refrigeration machine.
Post date: 23 Jan 2023
Type: Link

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

The session started with an introduction to the event by Dan Stefanica, from EHPA, followed by a keynote speech by Luca Angelino, Project Adviser at CINEA, who enhanced the European strategies (EU Green Deal, Renovation Wave...) to overcome the "multiple chrisis" that are being suffered from Europe nowadays.  
Post date: 18 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

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

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

As electric cars, solar panels and heat pumps are expanding more and more, Berlin has launched a bid to accelerate the installation of smart meters. Smart meters would allow households to manage their own electricity consumption and benefit from flexible pricing contracts.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

Heat pumps are expected to become the most important and effective technology to decarbonise heating. The Regulatory Assistance Project, CLASP and the Global Buildings Performance Network have developed a heat pump policy toolkit which includes several tools and advices on how to use them. The toolkit is targeted at policymakers and advocates interested in the deployment of heat pumps.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

In this session, Louise Sunderland of the Regulatory Assistance Project presents a recently published paper on the steps needed to ensure the transition to clean heating and the phase out of fossil fuel boilers, which is accelerating in some European member states, does not disadvantage lower income households.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Event