Awarding Outstanding Heat Pump Projects

The Heat Pump Award

The Heat Pump Award is an EHPA project which recognises the most efficient, smart and sustainable Heat Pump project at the local level.

The Heat Pump Award was launched in 2011 to highlight cities and regions that have put in place an energy-efficient project which takes advantage of Heat Pump technology.

The international appeal of the award has grown year after year and now attracts participants from all over Europe and beyond.

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 competition is calling for projects (installations on-going) from the whole chain of applications: single residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Furthermore, another important element is the level of integration in thermal grids and with other renewable technologies such as solar panels.


This year in order to give more importance to each one of the applications that we will receive, we will have 5 awards.

· Heat Pump City of the Year

· DecarbIndustry

· DecarBuilding (residential and commercial)

· The lighthouse heat pump project

· People’s choice award: The most popular HP project

This special awards will be assigned by the jury and audience according to a few criteria:

  • Heat Pump City of the Year: heat pump projects deployed at the local level and with the city support – Integration of heat pump energy systems in city-owned utilities and district heating networks.
  • DecarbIndustry: smart use of waste heat and heat pumps in industrial processes.
  • Decarbuilding: projects developed in residential and tertiary sectors.
  • Lighthouse heat pump: innovative projects that do not fit the other awarding categories. They present a creative solution for a unique problem. Specific techniques/technologies/systems have been developed for the project.
  • People’s choice award: The most popular HP project: online voting, a project elected by the audience.

Stats since 2011:

· 39 participating countries from Europe and beyond

· 253 submissions (each year we receive more than the previous)

· 193 participating cities