To promote energy savings and combat global warming, there is an urgent need to spread efficient heat pump and thermal storage technologies on the demand side. Countries in Asia, which are enjoying rapid economic growth, should coordinate with one another to spread this technology.
 Five to ten years from now, Asia will become a global economic powerhouse and heat pump technologies will play a considerable role in all sectors. Asian countries will therefore need to address common issues and problems that have already been faced in Europe and North America.
  Concerning the building of connections and networks among countries, it is essential to share information on diffusion policies, technology trends, applications, etc., and then to make incremental improvements. Further, situations which can or should be handled through collaboration should be handled flexibly, on a case-by-case basis, with the collaboration of all countries.
In order to encourage the use and development of heat pump and thermal storage technologies in Asian countries, we will create a network in Asia to share information related to these technologies.

Participating Organizations

  China Academy of Building Research (CABR) 
  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  Heating, Cooling & Thermo Fluids Technology Indonesia (HCFTI)
  Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL)
  King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
  Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
  Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan (HPTCJ)