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 August and September 2016
For more information, see Events

10-12 August ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference Salt Lake City, USA      11-12 August China Heat Pump Alliance Annual Conference & The Fifth Asian Air-Source Heat Pump Development Forum China 2016 Beijing, China      21-24 August Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference Edinburgh, Scotland      11-14 September 7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature Turin, Italy      19-24 September European Geothermal Congress 2016 Strasbourg, France      22-23 September 2nd International Conference Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies Beirut, Lebanon      23-26 September 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality Ventilation & Energy Conservation In Buildings Seoul, South Korea     
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...



New ASHRAE Handbook, with Systems Focus

Updates on thermal storage and district heating and cooling are included in the new 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment. » Read more...

US and India Reach Accord on Climate Change

The United States and India recently agreed to a new series of agreements on climate change, including more cooperation on the international accord reached in Paris last year. Following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would ratify the Paris agreement this year. » Read more...

Cumulative Shipments of Eco Cute Water Heaters Exceed 5 Million Units

The JRAIA and the HPTCJ have been promoting the use of residential Eco Cute heat pump water heaters using a natural refrigerant CO2. As of the end of March 2016, cumulative shipments of these systems exceeded the 5 million level, reaching 5 041 000 units. » Read more...

US Funds $5.2 million Flammable Refrigerant Study

The US government and trade bodies are to fund a $5.2 million research programme into the properties and the use of flammable refrigerants. » Read more...

Industry Responds to Brexit

Responding to the outcome of the UK’s EU referendum, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling for an urgent discussion to mitigate the impact on the engineering sector – which is vital to the UK’s economy.» Read more...

BSRIA reacts to EU decision

BSRIA has issued a statement following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in last week’s Referendum.» Read more...

Magnetic Commercial Fridge System Launches

A magnetic refrigeration company has launched what is said to be the first commercial magnetic cooling system.» 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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