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Overview Article - Integrating Heat Pumps in Existing Residential Buildings

The installation of heat pumps is central in the REPowerEU plan, and the European Commission has set the ambitious goal to install 10 million new heat pumps in 5 years. Although the installation of heat pumps in new buildings is conventional, the...
The 2022 REPowerEU[1] plan considers the electrification of the heating and cooling sector as one of the strategic pathways towards reducing natural gas imports. Reversible heat pumps can cover the space heating,...
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An antology of pathways of cultural heritage

This new antology edited by three Swedish researchers explores places and buildings of human history and cultural heritage by looking for pathways. Fifteen researchers from countries including India,...
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Overview of heat pump technologies, applications and market developments

Electrically-driven heat pumps represent a solution to dramatically improve the efficiency of energy use for space and water heating. However, there is a lack of data in costs and performance...
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Grants for installing rooftop photovoltaics panels and solar collectors in Bulgaria

The Ministry of Bulgaria is planning to launch a EUR 30.5 million grant for replacing inefficient heating system into photovoltaics panels and solar collectors. In particular, households...
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The Final SmartBuilt4EU White Papers

The SmartBuilt4EU project has set up four task forces investigating issues related to smart buildings: their objective is to identify transversal issues and solutions for smart buildings and enable...
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The importance of insulation coupled with heat pumps

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...
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Residents of flats in the UK are challenged by high energy prices

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...
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How to convert a 1800s heat pump into a technology of the future

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...