“CO2 Heat Pumps in Europe Market Dynamics & Legislative Opportunities” a shecco editorial article published in the REHVA journal discusses the growing demand for climate friendly natural refrigerant heating technologies. In the residential and commercial building sector and in large district heating projects CO2 heat pumps, able to heat cold water to high temperatures, are making clear inroads.
The REHVA article references shecco’s “GUIDE 2012: Natural Refrigerants – Market Growth for Europe”, in which the results of a refrigerant survey that received more than 1338 responses revealed increasing investment in CO2technologies and favourable market conditions for CO2 products. For example, among the European respondents 35% currently offer CO2-based products or services, whilst 42% of respondents stated that their future products and services would involve CO2-based solutions.
Illustrating the fact that CO2 heat pumps are gaining market share, shecco’s article cites several notable CO2 heat pump installations, such as a large scale Danish renewable energy project that uses a 1.5 MW CO2 heat pump, as well as commercial installations in Ireland and France.
Heat pump related policy developments are also analysed, and according to shecco the French 2012 Thermal Regulation (Réglementation Thermique 2012 – RT2012) and the German energy Saving Ordinance (“Energieeinsparverordnung – EnEV”) are key drivers spurring investment in CO2 heat pump technology.
About the REHVA journal
The REHVA journal is the quarterly periodical of the Federation of European Heating and Air Conditioning. Read by influential decision-makers in the HVAC&R industry it provides its readership with application-focused coverage of the latest innovations and technologies.
REHVA Journal, October 2012 (14 MB)