Heat pumps in the domestic sector have been shown to reduce the energy required for space heating.

Project Insights

  • €77,637

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

This project sets out to determine if an “In-Use” factor should be applied to the use of Heat Pumps in relevant Compliance Tools in Ireland e.g. the Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP). The performance of heat pumps will be assessed in 75 domestic buildings with a range of dwelling types (detached/semi-detached etc.) and scenarios (new building and retrofit). This assessment will also consider the operation of the heating in the context of the building fabric and photovoltaic systems. The project will involve an assessment of the techniques currently used to certify the energy performance of the Heat Pumps and other technologies as well as measurement of actual energy performance. The comparison of Predicted to Actual energy performance will be considered to determine a potential In-Use factor for each technology. These factors will then be recommended for inclusion in relevant compliance tools and recommendations provided to policy makers on possible amendments and adjustments required in the future.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €77,637

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: Limerick Institute of Technology

Partner Organisation(s): Tipperary Energy Agency

Collaborators: ESB Group

Seamus Hoyne | Lead Researcher(s)