Welcome to the website of the 4th European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling, which is the annual event of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform).
This year we invited you to join us in Dublin on 22nd-23rd April and discuss with leading experts from around Europe the most promising technology options for Renewable Heating and Cooling. This high-level event showcased an outstanding line-up of guests and speakers from energy ministries, the European Commission and the International Energy Agency to prominent representatives from industry and research centres.
The highlights of the conference were the launching of the new Strategic Research Agenda for Renewable Heating and Cooling and the debate on the subsequent Implementation Roadmap. We warmly invited all Members of the RHC-Platform to attend the conference and contribute to identify the most important research, development and demonstration projects, which we will recommend for the coming research framework programme “Horizon 2020” of the European Union.
The 2013 European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling was an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and it was organised by the Secretariat of the RHC-Platform with the support of the European Commission.
As Ireland took over the Presidency of the EU in January 2013, the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) was selected as the ideal location for this year's conference. This impressive building situated on the quays of the River Liffey, near the city centre, is the word's first carbon neutral constructed convention centre and it is committed to long-term environmental sustainability.
President of the
European Technology Platform on
Renewable Heating and Cooling