The H2020 HARP project launches its website!
ECOS, leading on the project’s communciations, has just delivered the HARP website. You can learn all you need to know about the project and the upcoming HARP app!
HARP stands for Heating Appliances Retrofit Planning. It is a project funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 framework, focusing on 5 EU Member States: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
The main idea behind the project is to motivate individuals to plan the replacement of their often outdated and fossil-fuel operated heating appliances, with more efficient alternatives. Among the 126 million boilers installed in the EU, the staggering 60% are inefficient (performing as a C or lower energy class) but individuals are rarely aware of the inefficiency of their heating systems and associated costs.
Through an application, the HARP project will enable individuals to get an indication of the labelling classification of their heating system. The application will also provide an estimation of the costs associated with their heating system, related to, for instance, energy consumption or maintenance. To motivate individuals to go through with the replacement of their heating system, an overview of tailored alternatives and their benefits (savings, better indoor air quality, etc.) as well as a list existing subsidies at national level will be available through the app.