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 November and December 2016
For more information, see Events

7 November HPT TCP: IOC meeting (closed meeting designated IOC delegates) Sophia Antipolis, France      8 November HPT TCP: Strategy workshop (closed meeting designated ExCo delegates and IEA representatives) Sophia Antipolis, France      9-10 November HPT TCP: ExCo meeting (open/closed) Sophia Antipolis, France      1-2 December EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling & Ventilation Kobe, Japan      13 December International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2016 (Kobe Symposium) The Hague, The Netherlands     
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...

HPT Magazine/HPC Newsletter

The HPT Magazine (former known as IEA HPC Newsletter) is now a Magazine with the aim 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...



Montreal Protocol: Historic Landmark Deal Reached, Regarding Refrigerants

A historic climate deal was earlier this month in Kigali, Rwanda at the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP28). » Read more...

Release of the New Heat Pumping Technologies Magazine

Welcome to the new Heat Pumping Technologies Magazine – or in short: HPT Magazine! The Magazine is a development of the former HPC Newsletter, updated with a new layout, more focus on the Annexes and the possibility to read it on issuu (a digital publishing platform).» Read more...

National Teams' Meeting in Nuremberg

Today, Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) organized a National Teams' meeting in Nuremberg in conjunction with Chillventa. » Read more...

Finding and Crossing Heat Pump Barriers: New Ways to ‘Coolify’ Heat Pumps

On September the 22nd the workshop “Finding and crossing heat pump barriers” in Brussels performed an unconventional mind mapping exercise suggesting new ways to ‘coolify’ heat pumps.» Read more...

Asian Heat Pump Network Holds its First Meeting

Experts in the field of heat pumps from some Asian countries met, introduced the status of heat pump technology in their respective countries, and animatedly exchanged views and opinions regarding ways of using heat pump technology.» Read more...

Two new publications from Annex 37

Two new publications - Final Report and Executive Summary - from the Annex 37 are now published and can be downloaded from our website. » Read more...

Latest VRF Technology Trends

Japanese manufacturers are competing to develop new products and technologies for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning systems, which were originally developed in Japan. » Read more...

Chinese Government Subsidizes Heat Pumps in Rural Areas

The General Office of Beijing New Rural Construction Leading Group has unveiled "Guidelines on advocating switching to clean energy from coal as well as coal reduction and replacement in villages of the rural area of Beijing 2016". » Read more...

Brexit Survey Launched

The building services engineering sector in UK is being asked for its views on the impact of Brexit in a new survey. The survey aims to identify the key issues within the sector following the UK’s landmark decision to leave the European Union.» Read more...

Manufacturers Warn of Unapproved Retrofits

With the move towards a phase down of HFCs, manufacturing groups have warned against using unapproved refrigerants in equipment not designed for their use. » Read more...
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