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EHPA releases three publications covering best practice

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has published three guides focusing on key subjects in the industry

As part of an event hosted by EHPA at the Renewable Energy House, EHPA has made available three new publications:

1. The latest edition of the heat pump annual market report - own report

2. “Heat Pump Implementation Scenarios until 2030” by Ecofys

3. The “European Heat Pump Best Practice Guide”; EHPA and Delta EE joint publication.

The latest market data from 23 countries as analysed in the “European heat pump market and statistics report 2013” show a market decline of 4,8 per cent from 2011 to 2012. “From 2005 to 2012, more that 5,4 million units have been deployed in Europe. This has led to a significant CO2 emissions reduction of 8,74 M and 52,46 TWh of final energy savings.

The renewable energy provided by heat pumps in 2012 is 6,16TWh. Nevertheless, this year’s market decline shows that heat pumps need more support from the EU and the member states,” says Thomas Nowak Secretary General of EHPA.

This statement is also confirmed by the results of the Ecofys study on the “Heat pump implementation scenarios until 2030” covering the 8 major European heat pump markets.

Aim of this study is to quantify the potential of heat pumps to save CO2-emissions in the EU’s building sector until 2030 and to assess related impacts on energy use, investments, energy costs and the necessary supply with refrigerants.

Three scenarios are calculated, which all comprise the same very ambitious energy efficiency measures on the demand side, but different implementation shares for heat pumps on the supply side.

In the scenario with the highest heat pump implementation share (“HP++”) the overall CO2-emissions for heating, cooling, hot water and auxiliary energy in buildings can be reduced by 47% from 2012 until 2030.

Thomas Boermans, Ecofys explains “The EU sectoral target of 88-91 per cent less emissions by 2050 in the built environment in Europe will not be met without the contribution of heat pumps”.

The European Heat Pump Best Practice Guide jointly conducted by EHPA and Delta Energy & Environment presents the heat pump ecosystem: European best practice examples showing the ways to successful and sustainable heat pump markets.

The Guide is aimed at all stakeholders inside and outside the heat pump industry, helping them to implement five guiding principles which will establish solid foundations for long term sustainable growth and maximise the market opportunities for heat pumps. The Guide’s explanation on how this can be achieved is illustrated by experiences and case studies from various European markets.

Lukas Bergmann from Delta-EE comments “This Guide will help a range of stakeholders - from governments and policy makers to energy companies and technology manufacturers - to realise the significant potential for heat pumps. It provides readers with a simple set of principles that allow them to work towards making the story of heat pumps in their country a story of success.

This Guide will be a useful tool for anyone connected to this industry”.

All publications can be made available upon request to info@ehpa.org.

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