Please note that EHPA members are invited to participate in the EHPA General Assembly taking place on 10 May 2017.
All relevant documents can be found at the EHPA internal website.

11 May
12 May
09.00-09:30Welcome coffee & registration
09:30 – 09:50DecarbHeat: Framing of the conference and Expectations for a decarbonised heating sectorModeration: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
09:30Opening discussion and Q&A from the audienceMartin Forseén, NIBE and EHPA President
The ‘youth ambassador’, Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
09:50 – 10:10DecarbHeat: Looking out of the box (Inspirations)Introduced by the ‘audience broker’, Sandrine Dixson-Declève
09:50A successful decarbonisation story: the case of the LED lighting revolutionHarry Verhaar, Philips Lighting
10.10Is decarbonsing the heating sector an option? (INPUT COLLECTED FROM AUDIENCE)Introduced by the ‘audience broker’, Sandrine Dixson-Declève
10:15 – 10:40DecarbHeat: What future do we need and what is possible? (Vision)Introduced by the ‘youth ambassador’, Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
10:15A policy-maker’s perspective: EU’s decarbonisation goal for heating and coolingDominique Ristori, DG Energy, European Commission
10:25An industry’s perspective: DecarbHeat 100% visionDr. Ulrich Stiebel, Stiebel Eltron
10:35Further perspectives? (INPUT COLLECTED FROM AUDIENCE)The ‘youth ambassador’, Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
10:45 – 11:05DecarbHeat: What is feasible in the ideal world of models? (Facts & Projections)Introduced by the ‘audience broker’, Sandrine Dixson-Declève
10:45Perspectives for the energy transition Dolf Gielen, IRENA
10:55Is a decarbonised heating sector possible by 2050?Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning, Director Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy systems
11:00 – 11.30Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30Decarb Heat from vision to reality
(Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience)
Moderated by the ‘audience broker’, Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
Panelists:Sean O’Driscoll, President Dimplex
Claude Turmes, MEP
Dominique Ristori, DG Energy
Dr. Ulrich Stiebel, Stiebel Eltron
Dolf Gielen, IRENA
Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning, Director Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy systems
12:30 – 14.00Lunch break + VIP lunch with speakers
14.00 – 15.30DecarbCities: addressing the renovation challengeIn cooperation with the Covenant of Mayors, ICLEI, Energy cities
14:00Keynote presentation: Circular economy for material and energy – the Kalundborg exampleHans-Martin Friis Møller, Kalfor, Denmark
Why it makes sense for our municipality to decarbonise – main obstacles overcome and what comes nextModerator: Claire Roumet, Energy Cities
14.15City planning in need for decarbonised solutionsProf. Brian Vad Mathisen, Aarlborg University
14.25SuperHomes Ireland: providing
technical assistance to local citizens retrofitting their house into an “A” energy rating standard
Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy agency, Ireland
14.35Closing energy cycles by connecting heating and cooling in a multi-point systemMarko Riipinen, Helen OY (invited)
14.45Clearing the skies of BejingCooper Zhao, CECA, China
15.00Panel discussion: Air quality, renewable energy, renovation – the challenge in cities ICLEI members and Speakers
15.30Coffee breakProject café introducing the DryFiciency Project
16.00 – 17.20DecarbIndustryModerator: Paul Hodson, DG Energy, European Commission
Problems corner:
16.00We can not omit industrial heating and cooling when discussing decarbonising societyEric Delforge, Mayekawa
16.10Renewable energy as driving source for Commercial buildingsEva Staal, IKEA
16.25Challenge of energy saving in the brick industryDirk Saldsieder, Wienerberger AG
16.35What to do with excess heat from copper smelting and recycling
Mukund Bhagwat, Aurubis
16.45Energy challenges: The case of AIRBUSPascal Danthony, AIRBUS
16.55Energy for MarsIngeborg Peters, Mars International
17.05Panel discussion: If you need cooling, there is heat – opportunities and obstacles in avoiding to waste energy.Moderator: Paul Hodson, DG Energy, European Commission
17.30Insights from the futureIntroduced by the ‘youth ambassador’, Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
17.40End of the Conference (Day 1)
19.00 – 22.00Networking dinner for all participantsat the BEL
19:00 – 19:30 Heat pump city of the year awardsCeline Fremault, Minister of Energy of Brussels Region
22.00End of first DecarbHeat day and transfer to hotel
08.30Welcome coffee
09.00- 11.00The impact of digitalisation on heating and coolingModeration: Prof. Lieve Helsen, KU Leuven
09.00Keynote speech: Facing the challenges of digitalisation in the heating sectorDr. Oliver Grün, Grün Software AG
09.20Heat pumps as main controllers for the energy management of buildingsDr. Andreas Bühring, Viessmann
09.30A digitalisation strategy for heatingPhilippe Duchene, Danfoss
09.40 Digitalisation: threat or challenge for electricity utilitiesDaniele Agostini, Enel
09.50Blockchain for automatic trading of energyScott Kessler, lo3energy
10.00Improved controls for smart heat pumps Biagio Lamana, Carel
10.10-10.40Panel discussion
Researchers to ask the proper question
11.10 – 11.40Coffee breakProject café introducing the Peakapp Project
11.40 – 13.40Which grids do we need for an efficient electrification of heating? Challenge or opportunity?Moderator: Erica Hope, European Climate Foundation
11.40Our way to all electric society: Future solution design
Dr. Christian Hille, P3 Group
11.50The practitioner’s experiencePeter Vermaat, Enexis Holding N.V.
12.00Can heat pumps provide the much needed flexibility to the grid?Sam Warburton, Innogy
12.10How smart is smart enough – buildings and the future of heating and coolingOliver Rapf, BPIE
12.20Panel discussion: Is a fully electrified energy system realistic?Panelists:
Oliver Rapf, BPIE
Frauke Thies, SEDC
Dr. Christian Hille, P3 Group
12.30Insights from the futureThe ‘youth ambassador’, Maxime Vuylsteke, YERA
13.30 Site visit I: Heat pump installation in the BEL buildingParticipation only for registered persons
13.50Site visit II: Heat pump installation in Wim Boyden’s buildingParticipation only for registered persons
14.10End of Decarb Heat Conference