The International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT) program, , is one of 38 active Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCP, ) organized under the auspices of the IEA. IEA-HPT was founded in 1978. There are currently 17 countries participating in this TCP: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. The nation of Estonia is planning to join soon.
IEA-HPT is a non-profit organization working in the field of heat pumping technologies, i.e. all technologies where heat is pumped from a lower temperature level to a higher one, such as heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration. It focuses on heat pump applications ranging from building comfort cooling & heating to commercial and industrial refrigeration to industrial processes. The programme carries out a strategy to accelerate the use of heat pumping technologies in all applications where they can reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewal energy sources for the benefit of the environment.
The HPT is managed by an Executive Committee (ExCo) composed of delegates representing the member countries. Mr. Stephan Renz of Switzerland is chair of the HPT ExCo and Mr. Antonio Bouza (US DOE Building Technologies Office) is the US delegate. The ExCo meets twice each year and the fall 2019 meeting is being hosted by Mr. Bouza and the U.S. National Team (USNT, ) for the IEA-HPT at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The meeting will run three days with the first day devoted to a workshop covering the current status and trends of the US heat pump market and related R&D activities. Days 2 and 3 will be devoted to the ExCo business sessions.