The market for space heating is going through important changes. The introduction of advanced technologies and new regulations are going to drastically modify the market
While EPBD measures are already decreasing the heat demand, ECO-design will bring more efficient appliances in houses. New technologies are developing rapidly, Heat Pumps are already very much present on the market and the first mCHPs are now ready to be installed. Combination of fossil fuel with solar energy is encouraged in Europe.
With this scene set up we would like to invite you to a workshop aiming at clarifying the present situation and presenting a number of initiatives taken within the Gas Industry & partners and to discuss with you what should be done further to contribute to a fair and sustainable energy market.
We would like to basically present the following initiatives:
Ø The BISON “Boiler Information System On Efficiency” (project 1) financed by the EU consists in an online (internet) accurate calculation of annual efficiency for boilers. The model is connected to a database with several hundred boilers allowing a direct assessment of the appliances within a specific installation. The tool is now in its final development phase and will be ready for the workshop where we will demonstrate it.
Ø The database can also be used for ECO-design calculation and even market surveillance for ECO-design and we will explain how this can be done (project 2).
Ø The CO2 Indicator Calculation tool (project 3) is a project carried out with the IGU (International Gas Union) and IEA, aiming at assessing the CO2 emission of various technologies and fuels for space heating (taking into account the regional situation for electricity production etc.)
We would like to associate all stakeholders in a discussion on how the tools developed could be best used for the promotion of energy efficient technologies and the CO2 reduction for space heating.
We hope to see you at the workshop!