Conference Secretariat hpc2008
Hochschule für Technik HSR
CH-8640 Rapperswil

9th International Energy Agency

Advances and Prospects in Technology,
Application and Markets
Zürich, Switzerland
20 - 22 May 2008

Welcome to Zurich, May 20, 2008

  Conference location, swissotel Zurich-Oerlikon

September 20, 2008:
647 Photos are on the website  [press]  

August 31, 2008: You can order the conference proceedings of the 9th International IEA heat Pump Conference from the Heat Pump Centre in Boras (Sweden) for a price of 100 €. Please address yourself to or visit the website and order via order list.

The abstracts booklet is now available [press]  

Photos coming up September 20, 2008

June 3, 2008: News from Annex 32 [press]  

May 22, 2008: The 9th IEA HEAT PUMP Conference is over. Our thanks go to the 72 speakers, 115 poster editors and 447 participants (36 nations). It is your merit that the conference was a great success! There has been exchange of know how, ideas, plans and experience. Relations for ongoing exchange have been built up. For further information, please visit our website: www:, which is still in use, also e-mail:

We are looking forward to meeting you at the next conference 2011.


May 17, 2008: Weather forcast [press]  Livecam Zurich [press]  


Heat Pump technologies include heat pump, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial, industrial, and district heating/cooling applications.

This conference is the ninth in a series of triennial conferences under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Program. The conference will summarize the current technology and market status, progress, and trends. Previous conferences were held in Graz, Austria (1984), Orlando, Florida, USA (1987), Tokyo, Japan (1990), Maastricht, the Netherlands (1993), Toronto, Canada (1996), Berlin, Germany (1999), Beijing, China (2002), and Las Vegas, USA (2005)

Who Should Attend

  • Manufacturers and installer
  • Planners and consultants
  • Reserchers, developers and equipment designers
  • R&D managers and technology supporters 
  • Policy makers and environmental analysts
  • Executives and representatives from industry, utilities, and from the public sector
  • Energy managers and contractors   

Conference Goal

The goal of the conference is to promote heat pumping technologies through discussions, networking, and information exchange.Technology, markets, policy and standards are issues to be dealt with in the light of environmental benefits and energy conservation. The conference will pay attention to heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Also, heat pumping technologies for heating and cooling of low energy houses and systems for district heating and cooling, are included.

Conference Topics

Sessions will cover the following topics:
Technology – Advances in equipment design and development
Systems - Advanced electrically and thermally operated systems, and ground source systems
Applications – Demonstrated energy efficiency and environmental advantages
Research and Development – New developments in heat pumping technologies
Policy, Standards, and Market Strategies - Government, utility and professional society activities related on heat pumps
Markets – Market status, trends and future opportunities
International Activities – Discussion of actions in response to climate change initiatives

Conference Structure

  • Oral presentations in different sessions on the state-of-the-art in heat pump technology, applications, and markets
  • Poster presentation of papers after each session
  • One invited distinguished plenary and a keynote presentation as introduction and overview in each session
  • Exhibition of equipment and information kiosks
  • Technical visits
  • Social and sight-seeing program
  • Workshops on international collaborative projects (Annexes in the IEA Heat Pump Program and other collaborations) 

Conference Presentation

Oral presentations are designed to provide international state-of-the-art summaries. Invited keynote speakers will lead each major topic session. Poster papers will display additional information. Papers for oral and poster presentations are being solicited with a general call for papers. Submitted abstracts will be screened by an international organizing committee to ensure that presentations complement the invited papers, stimulate discussions and provide regional balance. All papers presented at the conference will be published in the formal conference proceedings.

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