The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?
Knowing this will help us develop an online application that will motivate as many individuals as possible to retrofit their heating systems, promoting the benefits and advantages that matter most.
Post date: 5 Dec 2019
Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources
TRI-HP will provide the most appropriate knowledge and technical solutions in order to cope with stakeholder’s needs, building demand characteristics, local regulations and social barriers.
Post date: 6 Nov 2019
The TEMPO workshop 'New digital solutions for lower temperatures' will take place on 7 November 2019 in Brescia (Italy). Organised by A2A Calore & Servizi and Euroheat & Power/DHC+, this event will showcase the latest technology developments on digitalisation in district heating and cooling and the innovations of TEMPO in terms of digital solutions for low-temperature networks.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues.
Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.
This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a heating load of only 750W, so with a hair dryer there would be enough to heat two houses.
To achieve this the following principles have been applied:
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
METIS is a mathematical model providing analysis of the European energy system. It simulates the operation of energy systems and markets on an hourly basis over a year, while factoring in uncertainties like weather variations. In order to determine the potential contribution of district heating networks to the reduction of energy demand and emissions, the district heat dimension is added to the METIS model.
Post date: 17 May 2019
Digitalisation is the innovative use of information and communications technologies, in particular the large-scale rollout of smart devices and sensors, and the use of big data collection and analysis. In the context of meeting the energy savings targets of the European Union and improving the energy efficiency of its buildings, this Joint Research Centre Technical Report looks at the technologies, opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation for heating and cooling.
Post date: 16 May 2019
Join us on Monday, 11th February 2019, 14.00h (UTC+0) / 15.00h (CET) to find out how innovation in Community Heating can alleviate Fuel Poverty.
Adequate warmth is essential to guarantee a decent standard of living and health. Fuel poverty is defined as the condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home sufficiently heated.
Post date: 31 Jan 2019
In the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), biomass burning for heat production in households has emerged as a major issue where a better balance between “decarbonisation” benefits and negative impacts on air quality, the environment and human health is needed.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
On 7 June 2018, the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) project is hosting an interactive panel session on “Shaping an integrated market for hot findings and cool solutions at EUSEW 2018. The debate aims to introduce attendants to effective market tools, transferable practices and cutting-edge Heating and Cooling (H&C) solutions that are driving the decarbonisation of Europe's energy systems.
Post date: 9 May 2018