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European Heat Pump Summit Newsroom

News of the industry

  • ASHRAE: Winter Conference

    ASHRAE concluded a successful 2020 Winter Conference and AHR Expo, held February 1-5 in Orlando, Fla. This year’s conference attracted nearly 2,800 buildings-related engineers, architects, contractors, students, and other industry professionals. ASHRAE celebrated its 125th anniversary with paper sessions chronicling the progress of key industries and the evolution of energy modeling. An updated edition of the Society book, Proclaiming the Truth, was released at the conference in addition to a composite video highlighting ASHRAE’s history which debuted at the plenary session. The Winter Conference technical program featured more than 300 presentations, with interest surrounding this year’s new track, Big Data and Smart Controls, where session topics included smart sensor technologies, occupant behavior in buildings and cost-based control of supply air temperature.

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  • BMWi: CO2 emissions in Germany are falling

    In 2019, Germany cut its CO2 emissions by around 50 million tonnes – a whopping 6%-reduction from the previous year. According to estimates provided by the Working Group on Energy Balances for the year 2019, CO2 emissions were down 33 per cent from 1990 levels. The energy industry played a key role in achieving this.

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  • BMWi: Quote

    Quote of the week: 'The figures are proof that the climate change mitigation policies we adopted in the last few years have been effective. CO2 emissions are falling quickly, coal-fired power is being replaced by renewables. Since 2005, our economy has grown by around 25 % - with CO2 emissions falling by 13 % over the same period. This is an important signal showing that climate change mitigation and competitiveness can go hand in hand'. Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, on the considerable decrease in CO2 emissions registered in the last few years.

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  • BMWi: Renewable energy

    In 2019, the share of electricity that came from renewables was higher than ever before, accounting for around 42 % of Germany’s gross electricity consumption. Just to put this figure into perspective: Back in 2013, renewables contributed around 25 %. Since then, their share has continued to grow.

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  • Chillventa 2020: AWARD

    In 2020, NürnbergMesse will present the Chillventa AWARD for the third time in partnership with Bauverlag, the publisher of the HVAC&R trade journals “KKA Kälte Klima Aktuell” and “tab – Das Fachmedium der TGA-Branche”. The award recognises completed projects that in an era of climate change can be considered outstanding examples of energy efficient and environmentally friendly refrigeration, AC or heat pump technology.

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