heat pumps

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Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb   Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.  
Post date: 1 Set 2016
Type: News

The UK government has announced that ₤320 million will be invested over the next 5 years in schemes to support (local) district heat networks in cities. Heat networks are already used widely across Scandinavian cities to ensure space heating and hot water in buildings. The heat can be generated from various sources including large heat pumps, combined heat and power plants and deep geothermal plants but also from waste heat of factories and offices. The government sees a potential to reduce the heating costs by more than 30% for some households.  
Post date: 5 Ago 2016
Type: News

On August 1, 2016 the Federal German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched two new promotion programmes concerning high efficient heat pumps, hydraulic calibration of heat distribution systems and the use of fuel cells for heating buildings. The optimisation of existing heating systems shall lead to quick and cost efficient energy and CO2 savings. It is expected that until 2020 up to 2 million heat pumps per year can be exchanged and 200000 hydraulic calibrations will be realised, thus saving about 1.8 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Post date: 5 Ago 2016
Type: News

Am 1. August 2016 hat das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie zwei neue Förderprogramme für die Energiewende im Heizungskeller gestartet: Das Förderprogramm zur Heizungsoptimierung durch hocheffiziente Heizungspumpen und hydraulischen Abgleich und die Förderung von Brennstoffzellen-Heizungen. Durch die Optimierung der Bestandsheizungen sollen schnell und kostengünstig Energie- und CO2-Einsparungen erzielt werden. Es sollen bis 2020 jährlich bis zu 2 Millionen Pumpen ausgetauscht und 200.000 hydraulische Abgleiche durchgeführt werden.
Post date: 5 Ago 2016
Type: News

Comparative Energy Use of Residential Furnaces and Heat Pumps - ACEEE Research Report A1602     This report, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), explores natural gas use in residential space-heating and water-heating applications. The analysis looks primarily at the relative energy use for different regions and types of heating systems, but also includes a simplified economic analysis looking at the same regions and system types.   According to the findings:  
Post date: 14 Giu 2016
Type: Publication

Opportunities for Energy and Economic Savings by Replacing Electric Resistance Heat with HigherEfficiency Heat Pumps- ACEEE Research Report A1603   This report, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), presents the results of an analysis of a detailed data set of nearly 2,000 US homes with electric resistance heating systems and looks at how much conversion to a heat pump would cost and save on a home-by-home basis.  
Post date: 14 Giu 2016
Type: Publication

CLEAR stands for Consumers Learn Engage Adopt Renewable Energy Technologies. It is an international project guiding consumers actively through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and low-carbon energy technologies, lowering barriers to buying these and raising consumers’ capacity to take informed decisions.  
Post date: 6 Giu 2016
Type: Link

This scheme is now closed.   “RYŚ” programme – Grants for thermo-renovation of single-family residential buildings in Poland   The “RYŚ” programme is administered by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management WFOŚiGW. The fund was initiated in 2015 and is due to continue until 2023 with a total budget of €95M, that includes €29M for non-refundable forms of support.  
Post date: 30 Mag 2016
Type: Link

Banking on renewables: Energy storage for prosumers - The role of energy storage in enabling consumer self-generation and consumption of electricity from renewables  
Post date: 30 Mag 2016
Type: Evento

Home comforts: Guidance on using ventilation, heating and renewable energy systems   This guide, released by the NHBC Foundation, aims to help home buyers understand ventilation, solar energy systems, heat pumps and heating controls. More specifically, the document provides details on what the particular system does, how it works, and its main benefits; each system is clearly illustrated and details are provided on efficient operation and maintenance.   The guide is divided into four parts covering:  
Post date: 15 Apr 2016
Type: Publication