Workshops have been held at Working Meetings with a small public of experts and as Workshops with a larger audience at Conferences or organized by a host country.
The first Working Meeting focused on presenting the developments in Netherlands to the then still relatively small number of participating countries. The group went to visit the EnergyZero housing quarter in Soesterberg, invited by Mitsubishi/Alklima, showing their first prototypes of the Plug&Play system.
At the second Working Meeting at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies of Ulster University presentations were given on the developments in the UK and the laboratories of Ulster University were visited.
3rd Workshop – Rotterdam at 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference. The workshop at the Conference was titled ‘Heat Pumps and Solar Energy, a win-win combination’. The workshop was organized by the Operating agent of this Annex together with experts from the Technical Collaboration Program on Solar Heating and Cooling.
At the Working Meeting for the Annex presentations were given Canada and two invited observers from Spain and Austria.
4th Workshop – Tokyo – Before the 5th Working Meeting for the Annex a Workshop was held to discuss the concept R&D reports from the participating countries. In the workshop the speakers were from the participating countries while the main attendants were from Japan and its National Team for the Annex. On the third day of the Working Meeting for the Annex a visit was made to the project of Tokyo Toshi Service Company at Harumi Island Triton Square. This being a large area project with district heating and a storage system for a number of high rise office buildings.
During the Working Meeting for the Annex a small workshop was held to introduce the work undertaken in Switzerland and the Ostschweizer Fachhochschule (former NTB). Interaction has been in the discussions with the work under HPT-Annex 49 on the Design and Integration of Heat Pumps for nZEB. Also the test facilities for heat pumps at OST were visited.
6th Workshop – Seoul. Before the 7th Working Meeting for the Annex a Workshop was held to inform Korean experts about the Annex work. In the workshop the speakers were from the participating countries while the main attendants were from Korea and its National Team for the Annex.
7th Workshop – Montréal at IIR Conference. On Tuesday 27th August a successful workshop titled ‘Heat Pump Water Heaters, a challenging future’. was held at the IIR Conference the ICR 2019 in the Palais de Congrès de Montréal. Over eighty participants joined in, where after the presentations by a number of invited experts and experts from the Annex 46, a lively discussion was held. Speakers invited from non-participating countries.