The Home-heating Appliance Register of Performance (HARP) database is a product efficiency database for home-heating appliances that are used in Ireland. The HARP database was developed by the UK Building Research Establishment in partnership with Kiwa Gastec at CRE, Kovara and Heating & Plumbing Markets International and is based on the equivalent UK SEDBUK database.
The database is used for the following purposes:
- to provide registered BER Assessors with specific product efficiency information which they can use when calculating BERs for dwellings.
- To track compliance with the Boiler Efficiency Directive.
- As a resource in the boiler efficiency promotion campaign which will be developed to comply with Article 8 of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive(EPBD).
- To help homeowners identify efficient heating systems for their homes.