The Heat Pump Centre (HPC) is the the central information source of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP).


HPT TCP is a Technology Collaboration Programme  within the IEA Energy Technology Network.



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Welcome to the IEA Heat Pump Centre!

IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC) is an international information service for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets. Our goal is to accelerate the implementation of heat pumps and related heat pumping technologies, including air conditioning and refrigeration.


Events related to heat pumping technologies during July and August 2016
For more information, see Events

3-8 July The 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate Ghent, Belgium      11-14 July Purdue Compressor, Refrigeration and High Performance Buildings Conferences West Lafayette, USA      10-12 August ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference Salt Lake City, USA      21-24 August Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference Edinburgh, Scotland     
12th IEA Heat Pump Conference

12th IEA Heat Pump Conference

The 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference will be held from 15th to 18th May 2017, at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam. This unique forum will pay attention to heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.» Read more...

HPC Newsletter

The IEA HPC Newsletter is a Newsletter/Magazine. The aim with the Newsletter/Magazine is to present articles about heat pumping technologies, markets and market development, and information from annexes in the Programme.» Read more...

How to start or join an annex

In this section you find information about how to start or join an annex.» Read more...

Why heat pumps are a technology for the future

This section gives you general information about heat pumping technology. It explains how it works, why this technology is beneficial and what typical applications there are. It also tells you about different types of heat pumps and common refrigerants. » Read more...

Join our group on LinkedIn

Please join our LinkedIn networking group: Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP)» Read more...



Nominate Candidates for Rittinger Award

The Technology Collanoration Programme om Heat Pumping Technologies seeks candidates for the Peter Ritter von Rittinger Award which recognizes deserving individuals or teams who have achieved distinction in the advancement of heat pumping technologies, applications, market development and management or organization of activities with lasting international impact. » Read more...

Presentations from international HPT workshop in Jeju, South Korea, are now available

All presentations from the latest HPT Workshop in Jeju in South Korea are now published on the HPC website.» Read more...

Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 Released

Cities Are in the Frontline for Cutting Carbon Emissions» Read more...

Smart Grids in South Korea

In an electrical Smart Grid heat pumping technology can play a key role. South Korea, the worlds 10th largest energy consumer, has ambitions to complete the establishment of the national Smart Grid Unit in 2030.» Read more...

Information from Jeju Island ExCo Meetings

Two days of ExCo meetings were held on the wounderful Jeju Island in South Korea.» Read more...

ASHRAE Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Facilities Group

ASHRAE has signed a memorandum of understanding with the US Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE).» Read more...
Jeju Island

Preparations for the Jeju Island ExCo Meeting

Part of the HPC team is preparing coming ExCo activities in wounderful Jeju Island, South Korea.» Read more...

Jonasson Re-Elected AREA President

Per Jonasson has been re-elected president of Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association (AREA) for a further two years. » Read more...

AREA Produces Flammables Safety Guide

The European contractors’ body AREA has produced a guide to safety procedures and the equipment needed to handle flammable refrigerants.» Read more...

EPA Repeats Warnings on R22 “Substitutes”

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repeated warnings of the dangers of using hydrocarbon refrigerants as substitutes for R22 in existing equipment.» Read more...
HPT TCP Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015 is Published!

The Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) Annual Report for 2015 is published and can be downloaded from our website.» Read more...

Piecing Together the Nearly-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Puzzle

Delta-ee has produces a whitepaper on the role and interpretation of NZEB’s in the Energy performance of Buildings Directive.» Read more...

European Heat Pump City of the Year

The Heat Pump City of the Year is an EHPA project for Europe which awards the most efficient, smart and sustainable heat pump project at the local level. For 2016, the jury of experts have shortlisted three projects.» Read more...

Large Gas Heat Pump System Installed in Japan

A high-efficiency gas heat pump (GHP) air conditioning system has been installed in the new Expocity in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. » Read more...

EU Energy Efficiency in Buildings Projects

There are a large number of EU projects in Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Smart Cities projects funded under FP7 and Horizon 2020. Here is a list of them.» Read more...
Newsletter "Refrigerants"

Newsletter 1/2016 out now!

The latest Newsletter "Refrigerants" is now available online and can be downloaded from the Newsletter section. » Read more...
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