Expert workshop for preparation of Annex proposal - Comfort and Climate Box, 17-18 January

The IEA Heat Pump TCP and the IEA Energy Storage TCP organize a workshop to finalize the discussion on the objectives, scope and activities of the new Annex. The outcome of this workshop will be a workplan for this new annex on the Comfort and Climate Box.

If you are interested in joining this new Annex, you are invited to participate in this workshop. The objective of the workshop is to finalize the working program, to define the national contributions and to establish the core group, including subtask leaders of this new joint Annex.

If you plan to participate in this new Annex, please fill in the registration form (also if you want to participate, but you are not able to come to this Preparation Workshop). If you want to give a brief presentation (pitch), please also indicate this in the form. There will be time for updates on latest developments.
If you have updates but not able to come, please indicate the updates in the form.

If you know other partners, do not hesitate to forward this invitation!


About the Annex proposal

Affordable heating and cooling for buildings for the 21st century  – Comfort and Climate Box

Integrated systems consisting of heat pumps and storage are an important technological option to accelerate the use of renewable energy for heating and cooling. By combining heat pumps and storage, several issues may be tackled, such as grid load balancing; increased self-usage of renewables; optimizing economics, CO2, fuel use and supply security.

Commercial development of these packages is progressing slowly. This Combined Annex will help accelerate market development.

The goal of this Combined Annex is to develop and disseminate knowledge, evaluate prototypes and coordinate field tests involving HP/storage-packages in existing Buildings.


Workshop specifics

  • Start: Thursday January 17th 2019 – 1pm
  • End: Friday January 18th 2019 –  2pm
  • Location: RVO – Croeselaan 15 – Utrecht – The Netherlands (app. 30 minutes by train from Schiphol Airport)


Registration form

To register for the workshop, please use this registration form.

Also, if you are interested in this new Annex, but you are not able to attend the workshop, please fill in the registration form as well and we will keep you informed on the developments.

If the link to the registration form isn’t working, please use the following url:


Practical information

Venue address
Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) – Domtorenzaal – Croeselaan 15 – 3521 BJ – UTRECHT – THE NETHERLANDS

Travelling in The Netherlands
There is a direct train every 15 minutes going from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht. It takes about 30 minutes by train. Check the website of the Dutch railways for an up-to-date schedule. From Utrecht Central Station it is a 5 minute walk to the meeting venue (and both hotel suggestions). Follow the signs Jaarbeurs at Utrecht Central Station.

Hotel suggestions
Hotel NH Utrecht – Jaarbeursplein 24 – 3521 AR – UTRECHT
Park Plaza Utrecht – Westplein 50 – 3531 BL – UTRECHT

Both hotels are next to the meeting venue and next to Utrecht Central Station.


If you would like to receive more information or if you have questions, please contact the secretariat of the IEA HPT TCP or the secretariat of the IEA Energy Storage TCP. Contact person for IEA HPT TCP is Marion Bakker and for IEA Energy Storage TCP is Teun Bokhoven.


Preliminary agenda

Thursday January 17th 2018 – start at 1pm
Welcome and introduction of participantsSophie van Eck and Joram Snijders (Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate and Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)
Background of this joint Annex and link to Mission InnovationJohn Dulac (IEA) / MI#7 leadership
Work plan and outline of Annex Comfort Climate BoxTeun Bokhoven (ECES TCP) and Marion Bakker (HPT TCP)
Update reports by participantsParticipants
Discussion round 1: scope, objectives and deliverablesAll
Conclusions day 1
Dinner in Utrecht Hosted by TKI Urban Energy


Friday January 18th 2018 – start at 9am
Discussion round 2: work packagesall
Discussion round 3: organizational issuesall / operating agent
Any other businessall
Follow up / start of annex from 1 jan 2019Operating Agent
Conclusion day 2 and complete workshop
Closing at 2pm