15 September 2011
This paper introduces general view on heatpumps of the author who is a senior
manager of JRAIA (The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association). Mainly, expected effect on greenhouse gas reduction, safety, and energy efficiency issues are discussed. As the JRAIA are mainly representing mass producing manufacturers, these issues are explained from practical viewpoints. So, not only technical but also political issues are discussed including the role of the JRAIA to develop the market of heatpumps.