Webinar on electric technologies in dwellings. Key findings of BSRIA study on the potential of heat pumps and photovoltaics in achieving EU emission targets.
When compared to gas condensing boilers, heat pumps achieve much better results in fighting CO2 emissions originating from dwellings in Europe. Their reduction potential even increases when combined with photovoltaics, particularly in countries where electricity generation bears a high CO2 conversion factor. That is the main conclusion of the BSRIA study “Electric technologies – Potential for achieving EU energy targets in residential dwellings (2013)”, commissioned by the Leonardo ENERGY initiative.
The study assesses CO2 emissions and lifecycle costs of various heat and/or electricity generating technologies, for both new and existing dwellings. By comparing several European countries (Germany, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Spain, France and United Kingdom), the study reveals that effective policies and support schemes by local governments help achieving energy efficiency and CO2 emission reduction targets at low end user cost.