22 September 2005

An overview of the 8th IEA Heat Pump Conference

The 8th IEA Heat Pump Conference was held in Las Vegas, USA, during May 30 – June 2. Walking around in this large desert city shows very clearly how reliable heat pumping technologies are of vital importance for comfort and health. In addition, all the lighting and large air-conditioned hotels underline the importance of energy efficiency. Investigations and research related to these and other issues were presented and discussed during this successful conference, attended by 223 delegates from 20 countries. This article provides an overview of the conference, focusing on highlights and some of the material presented. More detailed articles on each conference session and workshop can be found elsewhere in this Newsletter.