Today in the Lab – Tomorrow in Energy?
Highlighting research projects under development in the Technology Collaboration Programmes
Part of Today in the Lab - Tomorrow in Energy?
IEA (2021), Demonstrating the potential of heat pumps in multi-family buildings, IEA, Paris https://www.iea.org/articles/demonstrating-the-potential-of-heat-pumps-in-multi-family-buildings
What is the aim of this project?
This project, carried out under the HPT TCP, aims to increase the use of heat pumps in multi-family buildings. To reach this goal it seeks to demonstrate potential energy savings and renewable energy use from heat pumps in new buildings and in retrofitted buildings, or even in buildings that have been retrofitted with heat pumps without improving the building envelope.
How could the project be explained to a high school student?
Heat pumps extract energy from the air, the ground, water or waste heat and use it to heat buildings. Significantly increasing the use of heat pumps in multi-family buildings will help to to phase out fossil fuels – coal, gas and oil – that are contributing to global warming. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate that heat pumps are energy efficient and bring great benefits by using renewable energy to heat buildings.
How does the project help to achieve climate and energy goals?
What government policies could advance this project?
Mixed financing (government/industry) depending on the country
Expected project duration
January 2017-June 2021
About the HPT TCP
Established in 1977, the HPT TCP functions as an international framework of co-operation and knowledge exchange in the field of heat pumping technologies used for heating, cooling, air-conditioning and refrigeration in buildings, industries, thermal grids and other applications.
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