Heat Pumping Technologies in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB)
Heat pumps is an excellent choice for nZEB and other low energy buildings. This is evidenced in a number of HPT TCP Annexes (projects) that have been devoted to them, Annexes 32, 40 and 49, as well as the number of countries that have been participating in them, nine countries in Annex 40. This issue of the HPT Magazine describes various aspects of heat pumps in nZEB.
The Operating agent (Project leader) of these Annexes presents the topic in the Foreword. In the present issue, two of the topical articles discuss nZEB in relation to legislation, directives and standards, while the other three focus on the role of heat pumps in the building. The Column describes possible reasons to the modest attention that heat pumps receive in EU policy. There is also a summary of two recently finalised Annexes – Cold Climate Heat Pumps and Heat Pumps in Smart Grids. Read also the News in focus and the report from a Conference, both regarding the increasing use of air-source heat pumps in China.
Enjoy your reading!
/ Johan Berg, Editor