If you have a suggestion for an international collaborative project of the IEA Heat Pumping Technologies, please contact the Heat Pump Centre. The HPT aims to increase the number of collaborative projects and your suggestions are therefore very welcome.
The strategy for the TCP for 2018-2023 includes performing RDD&D activities within the areas of heating, cooling and refrigeration for the building, community, transport and industrial sectors, while widening the scope to include the following points to a larger extent:
- Affordable and competitive technologies for heating;
- More efficient cooling and air-conditioning, especially in warm and humid climates;
- Flexible, sustainable and clean system solutions (e.g. in urban areas) using combinations of heat pumping technologies with energy storage, smart grid, solar and wind energy, thermal networks, energy prosumers, etc.;
- Possibilities offered by the developments in the area of digitalisation and Internet of Things;
- New or special markets and applications, including automotive, industry and consumer products (e.g. white goods);
- New, alternative or natural refrigerants with lower global warming potential, high thermodynamic potential and low toxicity for both new and existing applications
The following ideas/proposals are right now under development of becoming a new Annex in the Heat Pumping Technologies TCP. If you are interested in any of the ideas or have other ideas, please contact the person listed in the table below, your ExCo delegate or the Heat Pump Centre.
Heat pumps for multi-family residential buildings in cities
Heat pumps are already today the number one technology in new, typically single-family houses, in a number of countries. As regards multi-family buildings, there exist good examples of heat pumps implementation, however, it is not yet a widely chosen solution. At the same time, there is an ongoing trend for migration to high-density cities and, consequently, the significance of multi-family houses is on the rise. In the light of the above, there is a strong need to search for and to provide optimal solutions for heat pumps implementation in high-density cities, with the focus on new and existing multi-family buildings.
Contact: Marek Miara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Placement Impact on Heat Pump Acoustics
Contact: Cristoph Reichl, email@example.com
Comfort and Climate Box solutions for warm and humid climates
Contact: Kashif Nawazk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Circular economy for heat pumps – annex idea from the National Experts meetings 2021
International organizations and countries are preparing legislation to promote a circular economy, and this is expected to affect heat pumps in the coming years. The legislation related to circular economy can influence both the product design and the business models of residential heat pumps. This means that it is important for manufacturers and knowledge institutions to gain knowledge in this area. The aim of the proposed annex is to obtain and share knowledge on different aspects of circular economy such as material efficiency, take-back strategies, design guidelines and business models.
Contact: Jakob Thomsen, email@example.com
Sector Coupling – Survey of practical examples and a “Warts and all” evaluation of the implementation process
Contact: Andrea Alberto Mammoli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety measures on flammable refrigerants
Contact: Björn E Palm, email@example.com
Digital services for heat pumps
Contact: Veronika Wilk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Data analysis to improve heat pump technology
Contact: Peter Wagener, email@example.com
Large demonstration project for flexibility.
Contacts: Jesper Juffermans, Jesper.Juffermans@rvo.nl
Health and energy-efficiency, win-win or not?
Contacts: Marion Bakker firstname.lastname@example.org
How to improve the channel between manufacturer and end-user, to extend the good use of heat pumps.
Contact: Marion Bakker, email@example.com
Energy storage with heat pumps in smart energy grids.
Contact: Peter Wagener, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication/diagnostic Protocols for Heat Pumps.
This Annex proposal is a continuation of Annex 36 “Quality Installation / Quality Maintenance Sensitivity Studies”.
Contact: Ed Vineyard, email@example.com>