About

14th IEA Heat Pump Conference

Clean, efficient, and reliable energy systems are essential to meeting basic needs for comfortable, secure, and environmentally friendly building environments; food processing, transport, and storage; and industrial processes. Many analysts estimate that it will not be possible to achieve long-term climate, security, and energy goals without increasing the use of renewable heating and cooling hand in hand with large-scale refurbishment and renovation of the world’s existing buildings and industrial infrastructure. Heat pumps driven with renewable power sources are the key technical solution for these challenges.

In an effort to share the latest developments in heat pumping technologies, the 14th IEA Heat Pump Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from 15 through 18 May 2021. With the theme, “Heat Pumps – Resilient and Efficient,” we will address the key technical challenges associated with providing clean, efficient, and reliable energy systems.

Conference Goals

The goal of the conference is to serve as a forum to discuss the latest heat pumping technologies and applications and to exchange knowledge in research, market, policy, and standards information on related technologies. Exhibitions will be held at the conference to share products and technologies.

Conference Program Highlights

The conference starts with a series of workshops on international collaborative projects (annexes) within the IEA HPT TCP and other related topics. Highlights of the program include:

  • High-level invited speakers for the opening plenary sessions
  • High-level invited keynote speakers leading each major conference oral technical session
  • A poster session associated with each oral technical session
  • Exhibition of equipment and information kiosks
  • Technical visits
  • Social and sightseeing program