Heat pumps

As heating and cooling account for almost 50% of total final energy demand in Europe, heat pumps are a technology with significant potential to contribute to Europe’s renewable energy and climate targets. Synergies between heat pump technology on the demand side and decarbonisation on the supply side can be exploited to make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

A versatile technology, heat pumps can be used to provide space heating and cooling and warm water, all from one integrated unit. Furthermore, heat pumps can be used in hybrid renewable/conventional systems, can store surplus electricity with active thermal mass elements and can integrate and optimize the performance of different energy resources in the electricity grid.

 

List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

NEED4B Site Lecce

The NEED4B Lecce pilot site is located in Lecce (Italy), in a central and strategic part of the city, few meters away from the historic center and in front of a recreation space for students. It is a mixed use building composed of four floors over ground and three floors underground. The third and...

NEED4B Site Stambruges

The Belgian NEED4B demonstration site is located in Stambruges, 24 km from the city of Mons. It consists of a wood based envelope house aiming at demonstrating the construction of passive house. The key design strategies are a wood based structure, large insulation, efficient glazing and passive...

DIRECTION Site Munich

The German demo site is located in the Munich, under a Continental Climate. The building, known as NU-office, has 11, 000 m² of floor space dedicated to offices and shops. The building is awarded with an international Platinum LEED certificate in Green Building, being a unique example in Europe as...

DIRECTION Site Valladolid

The Spanish demo site is located in the centre of Spain, under a Mediterranean Continental Climate. The building, known as CARTIF III, has 4,075 m² of floor space and will be used for CARTIF Technology Centre research activities, with both offices and test facilities. The design and construction of...