16 May 2011

IEA Energy-Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Systems road map. Focus on Japan and Asia region


Heat pumps have been identified as
most efficient technology for energyefficient
buildings in the IEA ‘Energy
Technology Perspective’ (ETP)
2010. To show further concrete steps
of the Blue Map Scenario towards
the goal of ETP 2010, the “Energy-
Efficient Buildings: Heating and
Cooling Systems” road map has just
been launched. The road map also
points out the importance of collaborative
work, to include non-OECD
economies, as their growth of energy
consumption will be dominant in
coming decades. In this article, discussion
addresses the Japanese and
Asian region, specifically China and
Vietnam, with regard to heat pump
technology deployment.