Dr. Marek Miara Joins Board of European Heat Pump Association EHPA
Following recent EU energy policy development calling for a massive deployment of heat pumps in Europe in the years to come, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) appointed a new extended board to represent the industry from 2020 to 2022. Dr. Marek Miara, Business Developer Heat Pumps at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, has now joined the board. He was appointed based on his scientific background in heat pump research and development and on his past involvement in the EHPA.
Marek Miara received a doctorate in engineering from the Wroclaw University of Technology in 2014. His PhD thesis focused on the assessment of heat pump efficiency. He is a graduate of both the University of Kassel in the field of energy and environment and the Wroclaw University of Technology in civil engineering. He also holds a degree from the Fraunhofer Academy Research Management Program.
Marek Miara has profound experience in the renewable energy field, with his focus on efficiency determination and evaluation of heat pump systems, rational energy use, and low energy buildings. He has been working at Fraunhofer ISE for the past 18 years. Dr. Miara is a member of several standardization committees within the Association of German Engineers VDI and is a board member of the German Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (DKV) as well as co-founder of the Polish Heat Pump Association (PORT PC). In addition, he heads Annex 50 of the IEA Heat Pump Technologies Program. In the field of heat pumps, he has published many technical papers and given numerous presentations at many national and international conferences.
”The heat pump industry is facing a new challenge in its history. After being designated as the heating and cooling solution number one for the future, heat pump technologies must be universally and widely implemented at a breath-taking speed. I am bringing my expertise, my skills and my passion for action to the EHPA Board of Directors to contribute to the fulfilment of this challenging task,” says Marek Miara on his appointment to the EHPA board.
The expansion of the EHPA board came a few weeks after the heat pump industry had revised its internal strategy. The industry decided to better respond to the urgent need to quadruple the number of installed heat pumps across Europe, as hinted in the “Energy System Integration Strategy” and the “Renovation Wave” initiatives from the European Commission adopted earlier this year. The next steps for EHPA will be to prepare a “Heat Pump Plan” to turn ambition into reality and reach out to new allies at both European and national levels. The new board members will use their substantial experience and knowledge of the European heat pump sector and its fields of competence ranging from manufacturing and heat pump application to policies and R&D for the implementation of these ambitious goals.