LG creates a global R&D network for heat pumps in cold climate zones


LG is establishing a global R&D network that includes North America, Europe and Asia to produce next-generation heat pumps specifically designed for cold climate zones. The company aims to take advantage of the locally developed technologies and optimize them for the cold climate of Northern Europe through the creation of the European Consortium for Advanced Heat Pump Research (ECAHR). The members of the consortium include Oslo Metropolitan University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Naples Federico II, an institute in Italy actively pursuing research in cold-climate HVAC. The collaboration with leading European universities follows the foundation of the LG Advanced Cold Climate Heat Pump Laboratory in Alaska last year. Besides, LG will continue its research on cold climate heat pumps in Harbin, in partnership with a prestigious Chinese university.