Open consultation on RHC ETIP’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has prepared a draft of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). To make the most of this document and make it a comprehensive one, we would like to collect the input of renewable heating and cooling experts and sector’s stakeholders through an open consultation.

 

Seize this chance to make your voice heard

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has prepared a draft of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). To make the most of this document and make it a comprehensive one, we would like to collect the input of renewable heating and cooling experts and sector’s stakeholders through an open consultation.

 

What is the ‘SRIA – Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda’?

This SRIA goal is to identify key R&I priorities for the renewable heating and cooling (HC) sector to be included in the next EU funded calls. The SRIA aims at boosting the competitiveness of the EU RHC-industry and increasing the share of renewable HC solutions. The document includes both sector specific priorities (dealing with buildings, districts, cities and industries) and cross-sectorial ones touching on relevant topics such digitalisation, health and circularity. The SRIA will be presented at the 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Sustainable Future – 100% RHC Event 2020, which the RHC ETIP organises online on the 15th October. Register now.

The draft document is available here

 

How to take part in the consultation

Download the document, make your comments and suggestions in track changes and send it back to info@rhc-platform.org by the 7th September 2020.

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Technical details:

  • GHG savings: 6 816 tonnes CO2-eq/per year
  • Energy sources: solar thermal collectors, district heating
  • Storage capacity: 3×3 000 L water tanks
  • Supplied temperature: maximum 26° C (space heating)

More information on nearly zero-energy buldings (NZEB) is available here.

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