A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential, commercial and industrial use. Despite the name, all heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They work well in nearly all types of climate.
EHPA aims for quality. Together with its member it tries to show both the end-consumers and policy makers that heat pumps are quality products that are very energy efficient and are using the available renewable energy sources as much as possible.
EHPA is the voice of the heat pump sector in the European Union and advocates for a faster deployment of heat pumps. We want EU laws that enable heat pumps to become the number one heating and cooling solution in Europe. Everyone, everywhere should have access to sustainable, affordable heating.
EHPA members meet at the annual general assembly.
EHPA organises the annual conference Heat Pump Forum, and several heat pump related events every year.
EHPA co-organises and supports the European Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg.
EHPA is present at major trade fairs in Europe.
The Heat Pump KEYMARK is a voluntary certification mark that supports the quality and performance of heat pumps on the European market. It can apply to all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heaters.
The scheme is owned by CEN, the European Committee for Standardization and its secretariat is coordinated by EHPA. The certificate is granted by independent Certification Bodies and the testing is carried out by registered Test Centres.
The Quality Label is a programme developed by EHPA aiming to assure the end consumer of the quality of a heat pump unit or model range on the market. The label is based on tests according to international standards EN 14511, EN 14825, EN 15879 and EN 16147. The tests are executed by ISO 17025 accredited test centres.
There are currently 12 countries participating in the scheme. While the label has a European focus, it requires a national reference to verify the existence of a service organisation.
The EUCERT programme aims at training and educating heat pump installers throughout Europe. This is in line with EHPA's goal to not only mark quality products but also shine a light on the qualified workforce. Since, an extremely well-running heat pump can lose a lot of its efficiency if not properly installed. Therefore, currently, 14 countries are working together to have this scheme in place and in accordance with Article 14 of the RES Directive.