Heat Pump City of the Year Award – 2018 – Winners

#HPCY2018: City of Veere (NL) – Triple Aqua

“Countless thanks for receiving the famous European Heat Pump City of the Year 2018 Award! This is a crown and milestone in the magnificent development of TripleAqua. Also many congrats to the team of Synto (installer), our full team, and the Town Hall of Veere, for giving full trust and vision to apply this future technology.
We have been innovating and promoting natural heat pumps as the most mature and sustainable solution to decarbonize climate systems for the built environment for years. Winning this HPCY2018 Award is a great reward and major recognition. It will Accelerate the application of heat pumps for new, and even more important, refurbishment buildings.”

#DecarBuilding: City of Vejle (DK) – Best Green

“We are very proud that the European Heat Pump Association recognizes Resilience House, as the most sustainable building in Europe based on a heat pump operation. At Resilience House, we have combined the latest and most innovative energy technologies with intelligent control of sustainable heat pumps, proving that heating and cooling with heat pumps is more than just a sustainable alternative to traditional solutions – It is the right solution.” 

#DecarbIndustry: City of Cologne (DE) – Zent-Frenger

“For years the Heat Pump City of the Year Award has successfully been putting a spotlight on projects that make an important contribution in the fight against climate change. We are therefore proud that we are the first company to win the award in the newly created DecarbIndustry category. At the same time this award confirms our strategy to resolutely trust holistic solution concepts that are characterized by a high degree of innovation and optimal energy efficiency.” 

#NextGenerationHP: City of Arnhem (NL) – Nathan Group

“We are very proud we have won the innovation award together with our partner alpha innotec. It shows that our heat pumps offer the right solutions for the transition towards sustainable heating and cooling. Together with alpha innotec we will create a better climate!”

Special  recognition for Best International Action – city of Beijing – China Heat Pump Alliance

Press Release available here.

All the participants of the 2018 edition: 

Download the file by clicking on the project’s title.



1.       Allensbach: Blueprint for “Energyewende” Allensbach (DE)
2.       Cam Kule Airport Residances –

Kayseri /TURKEY

Kayseri (TR)
3.       Triangulum ‘City goes Zero’  – switching to renewables Stavanger (NO)
4.       Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Lucerne (SUI)
5.       Renewable energy  solution optimizes farm resources Aberdeenshire (UK)
6.       Gebwell Aries -IoT Inverter Heat Pump for Detached Houses Leppävirta (FI)
7.       Kiilto Oy heat recovery by hybrid heat pump system Tampere (FI)
8.       SHP 40 MW heat pump installation Malmö (SE)
9.       Lippulaiva shopping  centre

+ geothermal cooling and heating

Espoo  (FI)
10.    Town Hall Veere NL Veere (NL)
11.    Turnova in Turnhout


Brussels (BE)
12.    Aktiv-Stadthaus Speicherstraße


Turnhout (BE)
13.    Herman Teirlinck Building T&T


Brussels (BE)
14.    Provincial Government Administrative Office of Antwerp


Antwerp (BE)
15.    Deutsche Bahn ICE – Maintenance depot in Cologne (Nippes), Germany Cologne (DE)
16.    St1 Energy


Helsinki (FI)
17.    Coal fired boiler replacement in Beijing rural area


18.    Resilience House Vejle (DK)
19.    Zero Energy Homes Arnhem Arnhem (NL)
20.    Polish Coal Mining Plants


Jaworzno and Brzeszcze (PL)


Bessas (FR)
22.    Swimming pool De Welle Drachten (NL)
23.    Turnova Turnhout (BE)
24.    Bakkavor


Bo’ness (UK)
25.    High Temperature heatpump at former Cruise Ship SS Rotterdam, in use as a Hotel Rotterdam (NL)
26.    Terracity Mall / Antalya-Turkey Antalya (TR)

Have a look also at the 2017 edition !