16 May 2011

The International Energy Agency’s Roadmap for Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings: The Role of Heat Pumps


The International Energy Agency’s (IEAs) Energy Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Systems roadmap
lays out the “big picture” vision for stakeholders in the buildings sector of the goals for heating and cooling
equipment if the world is to achieve a 50% reduction in energy related CO2 emissions by 2050. It provides
concrete advice on how to achieve the savings in the BLUE Map scenario, highlights the key technology options,
the barriers they face and the policy options to address these barriers. Heat pumps are a particularly important
abatement option and are a key part of the solution for buildings in this roadmap.