Press Release: Have an ice cream and remember how cool heat pumps are…

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On 06 June 2018  EHPA was invited to repeat its yearly EUSEW activity and offer ice cream to the participants of EUSEW 2018 at the Residence Palace. This activity was sponsored by Stiebel Eltron.

The aim of this activity, apart from cooling down the atmosphere of the EYSEW with tasty ice cream flavours is also to raise awareness of the main benefits that can be achieved thanks to heat pumps and will lead to:

  • Green House Gas Emission Reductions
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Local jobs
  • Energy Security
  • Smart Grids

Figure 1 Ice cream postcard 2018

These benefits are colour-coded in each ice cream flavor and participants are invited to use these titles when ordering an ice cream. Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of EHPA stated “Heat pumps are not only used to produce heating, they are also used for refrigeration systems, cooling residential applications and even Ice Hotels (Kiruna, Sweden). Despite the numerous advantages of our technology, the level of awareness of the general public remains far too low. So reaching out to more than 300 participants in Brussels sounds like a good - and cool – step in the right direction.“

Thank you EUSEW for a great week! We are looking forward to next year’s events.

Figure 2 EUSEW18 Participants queuing for ice cream                   


 Figure 3 Learning about heat pumps.. 


Contact details

Ms Eirini Litina, +32 (2) 400 10 35,

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. For more information, please visit: