Heat Pumps in buildings

100% Renewable Energy Districts: 2050 Vision

The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.   The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority.  ...

Opportunities for heating and cooling - Study

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...

CIBSE Guide B1: Heating

This volume, is part of “CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”, providing guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The guide, released by the Chartered...

Furnace and heat pump energy use

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...

Replacing Electric Resistance Heat

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...

RENEWABLES 2016: GLOBAL STATUS REPORT

  The new report by the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st century (REN21) presents the findings of a thorough study concerning the status of renewables globally by 2015.    According to the report, 2015 has been an extraordinary...

IEA Heat Pump Centre Newsletter vol. 34, No.1/2016: Refrigerants

Refrigerants - the eternally hot topic! News and views in the recently released issue of the Heat Pump Centre Newsletter   The issue of refrigerants is always hot. This is a play on words, but in the world of heat...

Home comforts

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...

Market uptake activities in support of the new Heating & Cooling strategy

Overview of projects   This review by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) provides an overview of the Horizon 2020 and Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) projects supporting the new Heating...

An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling - Staff Working Document (Part 1)

This Staff Working Document accompanies the Commission Communication on an EU strategy for heating and cooling, released in February 2016. The proposed strategy provides a framework for integrating efficient heating and cooling into EU...