Heat pumps in the domestic sector have been shown to reduce the energy required for space heating.
€77,637Total Project Costs
1 yrProject Duration
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.
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