BSRIA will use its solid base of historical data combined with expert views on the developments in the heating, air conditioning and renewable markets to put forward some scenarios forecasting in which direction heating in our homes will go between now and 2030. The study will identify the winning technologies among boilers, heat pumps, heat interface units, air-to-air heat pumps and reversible air conditioning. It will also review the likely success of hybrid systems, widely seen as bridging the gap between traditional heating systems and renewables.
We will develop two scenarios, typically a hydrogen progress scenario and an electric & DHC scenario, to account for roadmaps for the banning of gas/oil, what governments will see as the more realistic propositions, what incentives or subsidies may apply, as well as, building regulations, energy prices, demographic changes, cost of installation and running, product offering, etc.
The study will focus on Europe and initially the UK, France and Germany, with reports ready by late summer. We will then expand our research to other important European markets.