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May 16, 2014

Denis Tanguay with Dr. Sophie Hosatte, director of the Buildings Group, CanmetENERGY and a member of the international organizing committee, following the close of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference.
Denis Tanguay with Dr. Sophie Hosatte, director of the Buildings Group, CanmetENERGY and a member of the international organizing committee, following the close of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference.

It was a banner week in Montreal – host city of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference and home of the Canadiens, who made the Eastern Conference final on the eve of the conference wrap up. Held May 12 to 15, the conference closed to rave reviews. More than 325 heat pump professionals from Canada and around the world gathered at the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth to learn about global avances in all heat pump technologies, applications and market penetration.

In his closing remarks Denis Tanguay, president and CEO of the  CanadianGeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and chairman of the 11th Heat Pump Conference National Organizing Committee, reported that there were 90 oral presentations and 80 poster sessions on the program.

“We received over 300 abstracts for the conference from 32 countries and selecting the final program was not an easy task,” said Tanguay. “The end result was a successful opportunity for dialogue that will help to bridge the gaps between applied and fundamental research, product commercialization, regulation and market transformation.”

The next IEA conference will be held in 2017 with the dates and location to be determined.

CGC’s 7th Geothermal Heat Pump Business and Policy Forum was held May 16 at the same venue.

Watch for more follow up coverage of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference and CGC’s forum at this site. HPAC and its french language publication PCC were media partners for the event.


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