30 May 2005

EUROPE: HEAT PUMPS—STATUS AND TRENDS


Heat pumping technology finds wide application in industry, commercial buildings and residential
property. The climate in Europe varies considerably from north to south, which means that growth in air
conditioning has therefore tended to be greatest in southern Europe. Heat pumps designed for space
heating are more common in central and northern Europe, although interior heating of buildings is
needed in all European countries. This paper discusses the market and trends for heat pumps in Europe.
Although statistics show that conditions vary widely from one country to another, the overall trend of
market growth of heat pumps in Europe is favourable.