Workshop on Space Cooling

Venue: IEA

Dates: 17 May 2016 - 18 May 2016

Organiser: Experts' Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation

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Executive Summary

Meeting Scope

This workshop will focus on space cooling and address the reason for the increase in energy demand for space cooling as well as available and future technologies and policies to meet the demand in various countries. With input from speakers representing public authorities, research and the private sector, the participants will discuss technologies, the demand for innovation, target oriented R&D programmes and reasonable incentives to reduce the energy demand responsible for CO2 emissions from space cooling. 

The workshop will result in a summary report, posted publicly, that identifies challenges concerning space cooling, highlights best practice examples in various countries and technology sectors, identifies priorities and gaps in current programmes for RD&D planners, and gives recommendations. 

Target Audience

In addition to EGRD national experts, we are seeking input from RD&D decision makers, strategic planners, and program managers from industry concerned with space cooling.  Participation is by invitation only.  

Introduction Rob Kool, Chair EGRD, Netherlands Enterprise Agency 
Global energy demand for space cooling in 2050 John Dulac, International Energy Agency 
Session 1: Future demand for space cooling
Energy demand for space cooling in the context of SE4All objectives Ksenia Petrichenko, UNEP DTU Partnership 
UK cold energy needs in an integrated system Gavin Harper, Birmingham Energy Institute
Energy demand for space cooling in Germany  Doreen Kalz, Fraunhofer ISE Institute
Energy demand for space cooling in a non-OECD country  Nihar Shah, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (tbc)
Session 2: Technological options to reduce energy demand for space cooling
Current and future technologies for space cooling Van D. Baxter, Building Equipment Research Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
How to use cooling to avoid peak load Tommie Mansson, PhD Candidate, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ventilative cooling  Per Heiselberg, Aalborg University, Denmark
Cooling and urban energy projects Henk de Beijer, Director, Solabcool
World's largest solar cooling systems - experiences from 12 years of commercial solar cooling in Europe, Asia and the USA Harald Blazek, Strategic Business Development, SOLID GmbH
Session 3: Barriers and supporting factors for low energy demand for space cooling
Integration of cooling from a planning and urban development perspective Djaheezah Subratty, Head, Policy Unit, UNEP
Cooling energy: demand, technology and institution Atsushi Kurosawa, Institute of Applied Energy, Japan
LiBr absorption Chillers and heat pumps - technology introduction and sample cases around the globe Haidong Hu, Senior Engineer, BROAD 
Best practice technology - high temperature cooling   Yi Jiang, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Session 4: Public policies toward space cooling
Heating and cooling strategy for the EU Timothée Noël, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
IEA global policies (4E) Brian Dean, International Energy Agency 
Mission Innovation and cooling Robert Marlay, United States Department of Energy



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