Heat Pump City of the Year Award 2020




EHPA is pleased to inform you that in the framework of our next strategy meeting, on the 17-18 of November 2020, we will celebrate the 10th edition of the Heat Pump City of the Year award in an online ceremony.

To honor this special occasion, we invite you to check our brand new HPCY website, complete with a new visual identity, easily sortable data and a new application procedure, which allows you to submit your projects all year long. 

We are now looking forward to receiving your applications and award the four most innovative heat pump projects of the year. 


For this year we are keeping four awarding categories, as follow: 

- HPCY: dedicated to local HPs implementation, 

- DecarBuilding: dedicated to HP application in the tertiary and residential sectors,

- DecarbIndustry: HPs in industrial processes,

- Next Generation Heat Pump: the most innovative HP application.


Don’t miss this opportunity! Submityour heat pump project(s) via our platform until 22nd of October, by clicking here

More information, important dates and procedure, here













Press release: New EHPA Board elected and ready to guide the association forward


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Following recent EU energy policy developments calling for a massive deployment of heat pumps in Europe in the years to come, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) upgraded its internal structures on 3 December by appointing a new extended board to represent the industry from 2020 to 2022.


This latest move came a few weeks after the heat pump industry had revised its internal strategy. The industry decided to better respond to the urgent need to quadruple the number of installed heat pumps across Europe, as hinted in the “Energy System Integration Strategy” and the “Renovation Wave” initiatives from the European Commission adopted earlier this year.


“We want all citizens and businesses in Europe to benefit without delay from all the advantages of all heat pumps technologies” said newly re-elected President, Martin Forsén. “It is clear now for everyone that heat pumps provide renewable, efficient, smart, healthy and circular solutions for heating, cooling and domestic hot water production and that they can do so as of today. Now it is time to join forces to speed up their deployment in all parts of the European economy”.


The next steps for EHPA will be to prepare a “Heat Pump Plan” to turn ambition into reality and reach out to new allies and both European and national levels.

The EHPA board

President: Martin Forsén, NIBE

Vice President: Johannes Brugmann, Stiebel Eltron

2nd Vice President: Patrick Crombez, Daikin

Treasurer: Dina Köpke, Emerson Climate Technologies

The Executive Board is supported by the following eleven board members:


Luc De Torquat

Groupe Atlantic (New Board member)

Dr. Thomas Finke

Bosch Thermotechnology (New board member)

Dr. Thomas Fleckl

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Rolf Iver Hagemoen

Norwegian Heat Pump Association (New board member)

Caroline Haglund Stignor, PhD

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (New board member)

Jussi Hirvonen

Finnish Heat Pump Association SULPU

Florent Jourde

EDF (New board member)

Dr. Marek Miara

Fraunhofer ISE (New board member)

Dr. Barbara Priesching

Vaillant Group (New board member)

Małgorzata Smuczyńska, PhD

Polish Organization of Heat Pump Technology Development (New board member)

Enrique Vilamitjana

Panasonic Heating and Cooling Solutions Europe (New board member)


The new board comes to EHPA with substantial experience and knowledge of the European heat pump sector. Its members hold higher management positions (Director and Board level) in their respective companies and associations. The competence fields covered include manufacturing and a strong technical understanding of heat pump applications across areas, local markets, energy policies as well as research and development. Moreover, we are glad to have on board, members of the scientific community (Fraunhofer, AIT) as well as members of national heat pump associations from Poland and Finland.


Several manufacturers also agreed that fulfilling the ambition around heat pumps and the heating and cooling sector by 2030 would require more members to be active in high-level discussions with policy-makers,  as well as bringing forward our vision to quadrable the number of heat pumps by 2030 and install more than 48.000.000 heat pumps in order to achieve the EU energy targets.


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Contact details


Ms Eirini Litina, +32 (2) 400 10 35, eirini.litina@ehpa.org


Note to the editor

EHPA promotes awareness and deployment of heat pump technology in Europe. All activities aim at creating a market environment that facilitates a faster deployment of heat pump technology to unleash its benefits on a European level: efficient heating and cooling using renewable energy. EHPA also coordinates the Heat Pump Keymark – a European certification scheme for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heater.