But heat pumps in multi-family buildings could be difficult to achieve. Sometimes the barrier comes in form of technological challenges that are difficult to work around. Also, the ownership structure of a building could be a barrier. For example, when each flat is owned separately, decisions are also made separately. There is also the challenge of varying heat characteristics. The standard of the building as well as outdoors climate influence both the ratio between hot water and heat demand, and the temperature of the heating system.
There are activities going on to increase the amount of heat pump implementations in multi-family buildings. The work carried out in HPT Annex 50 give good examples of this.
Annex 50 Operating Agent
Business Developer Heat Pumps at Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
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