Heat Pumps in buildings

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Norway to become the first country to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020

Reuters, 15 June 2017       Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.   The ban...
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E2VENT updates: project progress

“Energy Efficient Ventilated Façades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange enabling low energy architectural concepts for the refurbishment of existing buildings.”   E2VENT project is a research project...
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Søreide primary school: Norway

The school was built in 2012/13 as a public private partnership. The main energy related targets were to achieve passive house standard, to use prefabricated timber facades and renewable energy sources. The building should reach high...
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LowUP project

LowUP – which stands for ‘Low valued energy sources UPgrading for buildings and industry uses’– is a Horizon 2020 project which will contribute to achieving Europe’s GHG reduction targets and increase energy efficiency. ...
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CHESS-SETUP project

The EU funded CHESS-SETUP  project (Combined HEat SyStem by using Solar Energy and heaT pUmPs) aims to design, implement and promote a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly from...
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Cheap-GSHPs project

The EU funded Cheap-GSHPs project (Cheap and efficient application of reliable Ground Source Heat exchangers and Pumps ) aims to reduce capital and operating costs of shallow geothermal installation for heating and cooling, as well as...
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BuildHEAT project

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.   The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised...
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OVERVIEW | Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of electrical heat pumps

  By François Durier, Michèle Mondot (CETIAT, France)     Two European Directives –the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives– and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for heating...