Electrification of heating and cooling of buildings in the Basque Country

La electrificación del calor y frío de edificios en Euskadi


14 June 2024


Kursaal | Zurriola Hiribidea 1, 20002 Donostia/San Sebastián


9:30 am - 2:00 pm



This event will look at innovative, efficient solutions for the electrification of heating and cooling of buildings in the Basque Country

The decarbonisation of existing buildings will play a key role in achieving overall climate neutrality targets, as they are currently responsible for 40% of the energy demand and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe. This demand mainly stems from heating, cooling and DHW systems.

Heat pumps are a key technology when it comes to introducing renewables into the heat supply of buildings, especially in combination with on-site renewable electricity production, e.g. photovoltaic energy.

Technological solution based on decentralised heat pumps

TECNALIA has extensive experience in designing and optimising thermal equipment for buildings. In recent years, it has been working on a technological solution based on decentralised heat pumps for retrofitting the energy systems in buildings, which could make it possible to achieve a renewable energy fraction of up to 70-75%.

This solution was developed within the framework of the European HAPPENING initiative, is easy to install, unobtrusive for inhabitants and can easily be adapted to different buildings. This is coupled with virtually no planning, implementation and operation processes, which ensures a quality installation and reduces the effort required and costs of the renovation project.

The solutions developed as part of the HAPPENING initiative have been tested in three real use cases, in buildings in Pasaia (Gipuzkoa), Italy and Austria.

The entire heat pump value chain

This event will cover the entire heat pump value chain, from the manufacturer, installation and maintenance, to the end user.

It will also feature real solutions installed in single-family buildings and blocks of flats, as well as in new and renovated buildings.

Who is this event aimed at?

  • Manufacturers of heat pump equipment
  • Engineering firms, ESCOs, maintenance companies and developers
  • Public and institutional actors and associations

Kursaal | Zurriola Hiribidea 1, 20002 Donostia/San Sebastián

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9:30 am - 10:00 am


Jesus Maria Casado (EVE), Asier Maiztegi (TECNALIA)

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Part 1: Manufacturers and ESCOs

Iñigo Aldecoa-Otalora (VAILLANT SAUNIER DUVAL), Alberto Ferradas (ECOFOREST), Marta San Román (AFEC), Iñigo Arrizabalaga (TELUR), David Sola (RIOS RENOVABLES), Hugo Madureira (ANESE)

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Coffee Break

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Part 2: installations, case studies and users

Jon Iturralde (TECNALIA), Iñigo Urra (TECNALIA), Iñigo Arrizabalaga (TELUR), Carlos Orbea (ALOKABIDE)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Final panel

Moderator: Jesus Maria Blanco (ATECYR). Participating: AFEC, ANESE, EVE, TECNALIA