Heat pumps

As heating and cooling account for almost 50% of total final energy demand in Europe, heat pumps are a technology with significant potential to contribute to Europe’s renewable energy and climate targets. Synergies between heat pump technology on the demand side and decarbonisation on the supply side can be exploited to make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

A versatile technology, heat pumps can be used to provide space heating and cooling and warm water, all from one integrated unit. Furthermore, heat pumps can be used in hybrid renewable/conventional systems, can store surplus electricity with active thermal mass elements and can integrate and optimize the performance of different energy resources in the electricity grid.

 

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

FLEXYNETS

FLEXYNETS will develop, demonstrate and deploy a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling (DHC) networks that reduce energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” (15-20°C) temperature levels. Reversible heat pumps will be used to exchange heat with the DHC network on the...

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to...

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The aim of the School of the Future project was to design, demonstrate, evaluate and communicate shining examples of how to achieve the high performance building of the future. School buildings and their primary users - pupils - were the focus of the project. Both the energy and indoor environment...

READY

The READY project aims to demonstrate how the demand of energy and particularly the needs for fossil fuels and release of CO2 can be considerably reduced to nearly zero, and show a sustainable way to go for other European cities. Demonstration is taking place in two cities: Aarhus (Denmark), which...

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses of low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

City-ZEN Site Grenoble

The city is aware of the necessity to protect its environment which participates in its own prosperity. Political actions in favor of sustainable development has been set put, emphasizing the strong political will of local authorities on this issue. As a major player in the Local Climate Plan since...

FLEXYNETS Site Bolzano

The first phase of the three-year FLEXYNETS project will concentrate on developing the technology for low-temperature (10-20°C) district heating and cooling networks. In this phase a laboratory will be set up in the Technology Park in Bozen-Bolzano, simulating a small-scale district heating and...

CITY-ZEN Site Amsterdam

  Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. The city has 750,000 residents from 175 different countries. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has 2.1 million inhabitants. The city continues to encourage green research, developement and investment in sustainable initiatives. The area is enjoying...

READY Site Aarhus

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READY Site Växjö

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