The heat pump industry is uniting behind Heat Pump Month, designed to support the scale-up of heat pump installations.
With heat for homes accounting for 14% of the UK’s carbon emissions, a wholesale switch to energy efficient heat pumps – 600,000 heat pumps a year according to Government figures – is required from 2028 to meet the UK’s carbon-reduction targets, and align it with installation levels of other European nations.
Heat Pump Month, which starts on Monday 14th June, brings together industry bodies, manufacturers and suppliers with influencers, specifiers and installers and is a month-long series of free-to-attend online events that will bring together housing, built-environment, policy and installation professionals to help meet the challenge. Three online events will take place each week from 14th June, featuring industry talks, case-studies, manufacturer presentations, panel discussions and facilitated themed group-work. Delegates can view all or selected sessions and meet with other delegates, speakers and sponsors.
Heat Pump Month is backed by Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Heat Pump Association, Heat Pump Federation and MCS, and supported by heat pump manufacturers: Daikin, Kensa, Mitsubishi Electric and Vaillant, water treatment experts Elysator UK and heat emitter manufacturers Jaga UK.
“The Heat Pump Association is delighted to be supporting ‘Heat Pump Month’ during what is a critical time for the UK’s Net Zero plans. The provision of renewable, low carbon home heating by heat pump technology is a huge part of the solution and now is the time for industry and stakeholders to come together as one coherent voice to support, educate and strengthen the UK supply chain. Heat Pump Month has been created to do just that: supporting decision making through peer-to-peer learning at a series of free-to-attend online events hosted by industry experts and thought leaders. We’re proud to be involved,” says Max Halliwell, Vice Chairman, Heat Pump Association.
Bean Beanland, Director for Growth & External Affairs at the Heat Pump Federation says: “Heat Pump Month represents a real opportunity to raise awareness with homeowners, tenants and landlords, and to set out the stall for the recruitment of the thousands of existing fossil fuel technicians who will need to retrain to take advantage of the enormous opportunities that this seismic change represents. The Heat Pump Federation is delighted to support this initiative and its members who are actively participating.”