The term RENEWABLE PRODUCTS covers all those products and services that allow renewable energy sources to be used in the best, most practical and efficient way possible.
THE “RENEWABLE THERMAL PRODUCT” PRODUCTION CHAIN
It is not easy to group and define the countless products which are part of Renewable Thermal Products, but some production chains can still be exemplified, such as air conditioning and treatment systems, heating systems, systems for the energy efficiency of buildings, plumbing and heating systems, heat pump systems, combined heat and power systems, solar cooling, and many others.
All these systems have two factors in common: sustainability and energy efficiency, which also happen to be closely connected.
The industrial base of these products is traditional and quite consolidated in our country, and this has brought us to excel at an international level; the new challenge is to innovate and develop further, to make these systems more sustainable and efficient. National companies are proposing cutting edge novelties even in this sector.
Even at a government level, the drive to improve is strong – just think of the CHP systems that received a notable incentive with the ministry decrees of August 4, 2011 and September 5, 2011, or the obligations regarding energy efficiency of buildings, or the incentives for heat pumps.
THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
The renewable thermal product production chain is made up of a value chain including different agents: system component manufacturers, designers and installers, those managing the systems – with a determining role for maintaining their efficiency.
ICIM’S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
Pushed by market requests and interested agents, ICIM has developed and is continuing to develop a series of certification and qualified policy guidance services (ACCREDIA accreditations) which allow manufacturers of industrial system components, designers, and installers of the systems themselves to have both qualifying coverage of their own products and services, as well as support and aid for their work.