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Ambition requires action: the sustainable housing revolution with heat pumps

Webevent/virtual conference

Ambition requires action: the sustainable housing revolution with heat pumps

This webinar will present two projects that are flagship examples of the work towards sustainable housing: Superhomes2030, a one-stop-shop deep retrofit service for domestic homes in Ireland, that aims to dramatically scale this service over 3 years, increasing completed retrofits from 100 houses in 2019 (€6M) to 500 houses in 2023 (€36M); and SunHorizon that aims at deploying sun-coupled innovative heat pump in the residential and tertiary sector, supporting the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector.

Details of the conference

European Heat Pump Association

Ambition requires action: The Heat Pump Accelerator for RepowerEU Heat Pump Forum 2022 puts heat pumps at the centre of the green, digital, cost-effective energy transition and industrial transformation. The European Commission’s REPowerEU plan builds on the ambitious heat pump targets it set out in March.

Those targets require around 20 million heat pumps to be installed in the EU by 2026 and nearly 60 million by 2030. Sustainable housing considers the design, construction, and operation of houses over their lifetime in three contexts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability. In 2020, 7.4% of the EU population were unable to keep their home adequately warm.

Among the EU Member States, this percentage ranged from 1.5 % in Austria to 27.5 % in Bulgaria. Expanding the use of heat pumps can play a vital role in the growth of sustainable housing in Europe.


    10:00-10:10 Welcome and Introduction by Irene Egea Saiz, EU Project Officer, EHPA

    10:10-10:25 Keynote speech by Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, EHPA

    10:25-11:50 Short presentations and Panel discussion Moderated by Irene Egea Saiz (EHPA) with:

    • H2020 project Sunhorizon
    • EIT Innoenergy
    • H2020 Superhomes2030

    11:50-12:00 Closing of the event by Irene Egea Saiz (EHPA)

    Register HERE to this event.