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EHPA research finds Europe can ‘go green’ and save on bills
Following on from last week’s announcement from the European Council of new targets for renewable technology use by 2030, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has demonstrated through its research that heat pumps provide a cost effective, green solution that could cut gas consumption by 30%.
With winter just around the corner, uncertainties of energy supplies and rising energy costs are back in the news.
The industry body calls for a clear commitment and supportive action to be taken by the HVAC community in a report which supports the case for ending Europe’s reliance on gas imports. The findings suggest that the need for imported fuel could be eliminated completely by the introduction of an additional 54 million heat pumps, a goal which the association suggests could be met during the next fifteen years.
At the same time the EHPA estimates that growing the heat pumps market could play a key role in hitting the EU’s energy goals for 2030, with the potential to reduce energy demand by 37 Mtoe and reduce emissions by 181 Mt, while creating 333,772 new jobs.
Renewable energy pumps have proven their reliability as an energy-efficient solution for heating, cooling and hot water for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
Leading manufacturer, Daikin continues to invest in research and development, producing new product innovations that offer increased energy efficiency, helping to future proof energy supplies against rising costs while offering a cleaner solution.
Launched last year, Daikin’s new VRV IV heat recovery system, for example, marked a step change in climate control efficiency, offering a total building solution that is on average 28% more efficient than the previous generation of VRV systems while helping to cut CO2 emissions.
Also launched during the last twelve months and offering a truly unique proposition for the residential market, the Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pump was developed to create a highly efficient and cost effective boiler replacement solution for domestic heating and hot water. The multi-award winning system is the first hybrid heat pump system to combine an air-to-water heat pump with a condensing gas boiler, delivering an increase in annual energy efficiency of 35% compared with a gas condensing boiler alone.
Whatever the future holds for the energy market, it is clear that renewable heat pumps offer a practical and cost effective solution to bridge the energy efficiency gap and help users to address their consumption while delivering uninterrupted performance.
54 million additional heat pump units result in a 2030 stock of nearly 61 million units. They could provide 60 Mtoe of renewable energy, reduce energy demand by 37 Mtoe and reduce GHG emissions by 181 Mt, making the EU's ambitious 2030 climate and energy targets much more realistic.
About The EPHA
Based in Brussels, The EHPA represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. A recent policy note issued by the Association underlines the potential role heat pumps have to play in securing energy supply and tackling costs while helping to meet the new targets agreed on climate change by reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.
About Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited and a major European producer of air conditioners, heating systems and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 5,500 employees throughout Europe and major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.