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Heat pump tour to COP26


The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties  (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The European Heat Pump Association is organising a roadtrip to showcase the contribution of heat pumps to fighting climate change. EHPA Secretary General, Thomas Nowak will drive from Düsseldorf to Glasgow from 2 to 11 November, visiting heat pump manufacturers and installations, showing that heat pumps are everywhere on the way. From new and renovated buildings to industries and electric vehicles.

Why are heat pumps important to COP26? 
 With Climate change affecting our everyday lives, we expect the world leaders at COP26 to present ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets and concrete delivery pathways to achieve them. Targets and implementation action must include the heating and cooling sector building on the massive deployment of heat pump solutions. This technology enables the efficient and low carbon electrification of heating and cooling within the next decade. Emissions will continue to decline in line with ever-greener electricity generation. The technology is available for nearly all application areas (residential, commercial, industrial sectors) and is reliable and mature. 

successful COP26 will include heating & cooling – based on heat pump solutions – in its concluding statements and will set the scene for national legislation and a market framework that triggers end-user demand and leads to quick deployment of the technology. 

Hence, we are going to the COP26 on a road trip from 2 to 11 November, visiting heat pump sites on the way, and showing that heat pumps contribute to a greener planet. 

Check the options and let us know which option suits you best: 
1. Follow us on Twitter  and LinkedIN and repost Thomas’s video clips
2. Receive the clips and use them as part of your content
3. Join Thomas in one of his stops

Join the trip! 

Click on the blue button below to send us an e-mail on how you want to contribute to the heat pump tour – especially if you want to get involved! You can always mail or call us directly at eirini.litina@ehpa.org / +32 493525781.

The road trip 


28.10.2021 – Visit the city of Aachen/ meet with Emerson climate technologies
2.11.2021 – Visit the city of Dormagen / meet with Vaillant 

5.11.2021 – Visit the city of Londerzeel / meet with Stiebel Eltron

The Netherlands 
5.11.2021 – Visit PJ Haelen / meet with Geelen Counterflow  

8.11.2021  – Stop in London 

  1. visit Innovation Studio, meet with Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
  2. visit  Bunhill 2 Energy Centre in Islington, meet with GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies
  3. visit Octopus HP training center in east London  

9.11.2021 – Visit the city of Bath/ Meet with Ecoforest 
9.11.2021 – Visit the city of Cardiff / Meet with Sero Homes
10.11.2021 – Stop in Preston /visit the Heat pump city of the year award winner
10.11.2021 – Next stop Glasgow/ visit a 2MegaWatt Heat Pump in Queens Quay    
11.11.2021 –  Take part in UNFCCC Building Decarbonisation day 
12.11.2021 – Heat pump hub with Thomas Nowak (EHPA), Dave Pearson (Star Refrigeration), John Burden (GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies)
12.11.2021 – End of trip

Have a look at the map

Let’s make this planet, a cooler planet together. 

For further information, please contact us directly at eirini.litina@ehpa.org.