Acting together to decarbonise Europe!

In brief:

As part of the  DecarbHeat  Initiative, the #DecarbHeat conference aims to collect ideas from a broad audience on the next steps towards the vision of a 100% decarbonised heating and cooling sector, along four areas of consideration:

  • How do scientists and policy makers envision the 2050 energy system and which solutions exist to address the issue of decarbonising the heating sector?
  • What are the main challenges for cities, in particular when it comes to the renovation of buildings and whole quarters and how should decarbonized energy be distributed here?
  • How will digitalisation challenge the heating and cooling industry – from product design to business models?
  • What are the challenges for industry and how can energy demand in industry be meaningfully

More on the programme

The Conference will bring together relevant stakeholders:

  • policy makers from the EU Commission and the Parliament as well as from the Member States,
  • high level representatives from the heat pump and thermal industry,
  • decision makers from cities,
  • other users of heat: representatives from industry.

DecarbHeat will take place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017. The venue is the prestigious BEL building (link), a show-case of an eco-friendly passive house building equipped with PV, heat pumps and ventilation. EHPA members are invited to participate in the General Assembly taking place on 10 May at the BEL.

About the organisers:

The DecarbHeat Intiative and the DecarbHeat Conference are organised by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA AISBL).

EHPA promotes awareness and deployment of heat pump technology in Europe. All activities aim at creating a market environment that facilitates a faster deployment of heat pump technology to unleash its benefits on a European level: efficient heating and cooling using renewable energy. EHPA also coordinates the Heat Pump Keymark – a European certification scheme for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heater. For more information, please visit: www.ehpa.org .