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Best practices with heat pumps: the Heat Pump Award 2023

Best practices with heat pumps: the Heat Pump Award 2023

This year Robur participates in the Heat Pump Award (HPA) 2023, with two nominations.

HPA is a contest promoted by the EHPA (European Heat Pump Association), which since 2011 aims to reward the most efficient, smart and sustainable projects at European level regarding the use of heat pump technology.

The project aims to:

  • collect best practice examples of Heat Pumps in urban areas to present to EU authorities;
  • create role models for those who still hesitate to change;
  • raise people’s awareness of the potential of Heat Pumps;
  • recognise the innovative and continuous work in the sector.

The contributions were divided into 5 different categories, listed below:

  • Heat Pump City of the Year;
  • Decarbindustry;
  • Decarbuilding (residential and commercial);
  • Lighthouse heat pump;
  • People's choice.

In particular, Robur competes in the Decarbuilding category (this category rewards projects focused on the decarbonisation of the residential and tertiary sectors, through the diffusion of heat pumps and other clean energy solutions) with the energy redevelopment project of the Il Nido district of Zingonia-Verdellino.

The second project submitted refers to the Heat Pump City of the Year category and was developed in collaboration with Gazuno, Robur distributor in Poland - the category rewards locally implemented heat pump projects with the support of the city, including the integration of heat pump energy systems into public utilities and municipally owned district heating networks.
The project concerns the thermo-modernization of the building of the Faculty of Mechanics of the Opole University of Technology, Poland, with the use of RES technologies to reduce the polluting emissions and the operating costs of the structure.

The projects will be voted on by a jury of experts who will decide the winners by September 8th.

Both nominations were also submitted for People's Choice, so the public can vote for their favorite project on the Heat Pump Award website.
Online voting will be open until September 8th at midnight.