The Heat Pump Centre (HPC) is the the central information source of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP).


HPT TCP is a Technology Collaboration Programme  within the IEA Energy Technology Network.



Read an introduction to the HPT TCP in another language:

中文 (Chinese) 





日本語 (Japanese) 


한국어 (Korean))







Welcome to the IEA Heat Pump Centre!

IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC) is an international information service for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets. Our goal is to accelerate the implementation of heat pumps and related heat pumping technologies, including air conditioning and refrigeration.


Events related to heat pumping technologies during October and November 2016
For more information, see Events

11 October Heat Pumping Technologies National Teams’ meeting Nuremberg, Germany      11-13 October Chillventa Nuremberg, Germany      7 November IEA HPT IOC meeting (closed meeting designated IOC delegates) Sophia Antipolis, France      8 November IEA HPT Strategy workshop Sophia Antipolis, France      9-10 November IEA HPT ExCo meeting (open/closed) Sophia Antipolis, France     
12th IEA Heat Pump Conference

12th IEA Heat Pump Conference

The 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference will be held from 15th to 18th May 2017, at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam. This unique forum will pay attention to heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.» Read more...

HPC Newsletter

The IEA HPC Newsletter is a Newsletter/Magazine. The aim with the Newsletter/Magazine is to present articles about heat pumping technologies, markets and market development, and information from annexes in the Programme.» Read more...

How to start or join an Annex

In this section you find information about how to start or join an Annex.» Read more...

Why heat pumps are a technology for the future

This section gives you general information about heat pumping technology. It explains how it works, why this technology is beneficial and what typical applications there are. It also tells you about different types of heat pumps and common refrigerants. » Read more...

Join our group on LinkedIn

Please join our LinkedIn networking group: Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP)» Read more...



Asian Heat Pump Network Holds its First Meeting

Experts in the field of heat pumps from some Asian countries met, introduced the status of heat pump technology in their respective countries, and animatedly exchanged views and opinions regarding ways of using heat pump technology.» Read more...

Two new publications from Annex 37

Two new publications - Final Report and Executive Summary - from the Annex 37 are now published and can be downloaded from our website. » Read more...

Latest VRF Technology Trends

Japanese manufacturers are competing to develop new products and technologies for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning systems, which were originally developed in Japan. » Read more...

Chinese Government Subsidizes Heat Pumps in Rural Areas

The General Office of Beijing New Rural Construction Leading Group has unveiled "Guidelines on advocating switching to clean energy from coal as well as coal reduction and replacement in villages of the rural area of Beijing 2016". » Read more...

Brexit Survey Launched

The building services engineering sector in UK is being asked for its views on the impact of Brexit in a new survey. The survey aims to identify the key issues within the sector following the UK’s landmark decision to leave the European Union.» Read more...

Manufacturers Warn of Unapproved Retrofits

With the move towards a phase down of HFCs, manufacturing groups have warned against using unapproved refrigerants in equipment not designed for their use. » Read more...

New ASHRAE Handbook, with Systems Focus

Updates on thermal storage and district heating and cooling are included in the new 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment. » Read more...

US and India Reach Accord on Climate Change

The United States and India recently agreed to a new series of agreements on climate change, including more cooperation on the international accord reached in Paris last year. Following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would ratify the Paris agreement this year. » Read more...

Cumulative Shipments of Eco Cute Water Heaters Exceed 5 Million Units

The JRAIA and the HPTCJ have been promoting the use of residential Eco Cute heat pump water heaters using a natural refrigerant CO2. As of the end of March 2016, cumulative shipments of these systems exceeded the 5 million level, reaching 5 041 000 units. » Read more...

US Funds $5.2 million Flammable Refrigerant Study

The US government and trade bodies are to fund a $5.2 million research programme into the properties and the use of flammable refrigerants. » Read more...

Industry Responds to Brexit

Responding to the outcome of the UK’s EU referendum, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling for an urgent discussion to mitigate the impact on the engineering sector – which is vital to the UK’s economy.» Read more...

BSRIA reacts to EU decision

BSRIA has issued a statement following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in last week’s Referendum.» Read more...

Magnetic Commercial Fridge System Launches

A magnetic refrigeration company has launched what is said to be the first commercial magnetic cooling system.» Read more...

Nominate Candidates for Rittinger Award

The Technology Collanoration Programme om Heat Pumping Technologies seeks candidates for the Peter Ritter von Rittinger Award which recognizes deserving individuals or teams who have achieved distinction in the advancement of heat pumping technologies, applications, market development and management or organization of activities with lasting international impact. » Read more...
IEA Heat Pump Centre c/o SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden E-mail: