Welcome to GROUND-MED project

Within the framework of this demonstration project eight ground source heat pump plants shall be built and monitored, aimed at verifying sustainability of heat pump technology for heating and cooling of buildings in Mediterranean climate.

Please note: This project was completed on 31 December 2014.

GROUND-MED project 2: University of Oradea, Romania


Publication of monitoring results completed

Dec. 18, 2014 – Monitoring results from the demonstration projects in Marseille, France as well as Barcelona, Spain and Padova, Italy are now available for download from this website. The publication of monitoring results from all eight demonstration projects was thereby completed. » read more

Monitoring results of demonstration project No 5 published

Dec. 04, 2014 – Monitoring results from the demonstration project in Valencia, Spain are available for download from this website. » read more

Monitoring results of three demonstration projects published

Nov. 04, 2014 – Monitoring results from the demonstration projects in Coimbra, Portugal as well as Benedikt, Slovenia and Athens, Greece are available for download from this website. » read more

Ground-Med presentation in Lisbon

Oct. 15, 2014 – At the 2nd seminar of the Portugues Platform for Shallow Geothermal Energy that was held at the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG), in Lisbon on 9 October 2014, Mr. Dimitrios Mendrinos (CRES) presented the Ground-Med programme and preliminary results. » read more

8th EHPA European Heat Pump Forum

Oct. 01, 2014 – The 8th edition of EHPA’s annual forum will take place on 28 May 2015 at The EGG in the heart of Brussels. It is a conference bringing together key players from the heat pump industry, the European Union and national governments. » read more

100 percent geothermal winemaking

Aug. 21, 2014 – Out of the 39,867 renewable energy lighthouse projects from the repowermap website the latest issue of EGEC newsletter presents a geothermal heat pump installation used for winemaking in Germany. The Repowermap project promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency by providing an online interactive map showing concrete examples of sustainability across Europe. » read more

Sustainable and affordable heating & cooling in the local context: The case of European cities

Aug. 04, 2014 – With energy efficiency being high on the EU agenda and with fuel prices rising, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) takes this occasion to discuss alternative solutions for heating and cooling in European cities during the event "Sustainable and affordable heating & cooling in the local context", on Thursday 2nd October 2014. » read more

Workshop on geothermal energy in Veli Lošinj, Croatia

Jul. 08, 2014 – The Ground-Med project will be presented during the forthcoming Workshop "Status and Future of the Geothermal Energy in the Peri-Adriatic Area", to be held in Veli Lošinj, Croatia on 25-27 August 2014. » read more

Thermal heat from pit water

Jun. 16, 2014 – The coal mining company RAG, Germany annually pumps over 100 million cubic metres of water to the surface from a depth of up to 1,000 m to secure the stability of the ground and the safety of drinking water in former mining regions. For one year now, the municipal utility of Bochum has been heating several public buildings with that pit water. The pilot project demonstrates how to use old mines for an eco-friendly heat supply of surrounding buildings. » read more

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Register now!

May. 26, 2014 – Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has become a reference point for public authorities, energy agencies, private companies, NGOs and industry associations engaged in helping to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. This year main activities are the "High Level Policy Conference (HLPC)", taking place from 24 to 26 June in Brussels and the "Energy Days", presenting hundreds of events during the whole month of June across Europe and beyond. » read more

EGEC Geothermal Market Report 2013/2014

May. 02, 2014 – The Annual EGEC market report maps and analyses the entire geothermal sector, covering both electricity and heating & cooling uses. The report includes market development analysis, financial tools and incentives, market forecasts, and key players. The details of every electricity and large heating project (in operation, under development and under investigation) is given. » read more

GROUND-MED project brochure available

Apr. 15, 2014 – A final version of the project brochure has been produced and is under printing by the project coordinator (CRES). This publication consists of twenty pages and includes a fact sheet of all eight demonstration sites. » read more

News on Ground-Med demonstration project 1 published

Mar. 17, 2014 – An article reporting amongst others on the progress of the Ground-Med demonstration project in Septèmes Les Vallons, France was published in the French "Environnement Magazin", March 2014. » read more

German Renewable Energy export initiative

Mar. 03, 2014 – As part of the Renewable Energy export initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) The German Chambers of Commerce (AHK) organize business trips to Denmark, Poland, Portugal and Romania. Topic theme of these business trips is the application of shallow goethermal energy in the building sector.  » read more

Call for speakers

Feb. 14, 2014 – The 7th Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Business & Policy Forum will be held downtown Montréal (Québec, Canada) on May 16, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel - The Queen Elizabeth. This year the focus of the Forum will be the challenges of technical and financial optimization in commercial systems. » read more

Heat pumps: best-in-class technology for heating & cooling

Jan. 20, 2014 – The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) invites interested experts to its event “Heat pumps: best-in-class technology for heating and cooling”, taking place on 19 February, 2014. This event will focus on the impact of the Ecodesign Directive on heat pumps in light of its recent adoption (09/2013). It will be organised in conjunction with the Conference on Product Policy – International Trends in Ecodesign & Energy Labelling (20-21/02/2014). Speakers – different heat pump stakeholders and EU officials – will cover topics such as the manufacturer perspective for different market segments, the quality label and the impact of the EU legislation on consumers’ purchasing decisions.  » read more

GROUND-MED - Extension of term

Jan. 06, 2014 – Aimed at achieving comprehensive measurement results for all eight heat pump demonstration sites the European Commission and the project consortium agreed to extend the duration of GROUND-MED project by one year, until December 31, 2014.  » read more

IEA HPC 2014 - Registration Now Open!

Jan. 03, 2014 – The prestigious world-industry conference, organized every three years under the auspices of the IEA Heat Pump Programme, will be held in Montreal on May12-16, 2014.  » read more

Related events

5-6 March 2015
Offenburg, Germany

World Geothermal Congress 2015
19-24 April 2015
Australia - New Zealand

REHVA Annual Meeting and Conference 2015
6-9 May 2015
Riga, Latvia

8th EHPA European Heat Pump Forum
28 May 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Intersolar Europe 2015
9-12 June 2015
Munich, Germany

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Forum - Give us your opinion!

The GROUND-MED public forum is primarily aimed at providing a discussion platform for key actors from the ground source heat pump community. Architects, planners, drillers, installers as well as heat pump manufacturers and suppliers are invited to discuss topics of interest among themselves and with the project partners.

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Related websites

The voice of geothermal energy in Europe

Representing interests of the European heat pump industry

European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform)
Brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sector

Énergie géothermie à basse température sur le Réseau Pyrénées Méditerranée

Geothermal energy to address energy performance strategies in residential and industrial buildings

Geo-Education for a sustainable geothermal heating and cooling market

Towards optimal design and control of geothermal heat pumps combined with thermally activated building systems in offices

Low Enthalpy Geothermal Energy Demonstration cases for Energy Efficient building in Adriatic area

QualiCert Project
Common quality certification and accreditation for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems (completed)

ReGeoCities Project
Works on the integration of shallow geothermal energy at a local and regional level

Renewable energies and energy efficiency in your neighbourhood

SEPEMO-Build Project
Seasonal performance factor and monitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector (completed)

TABULA project
Typology Approach for Building Stock Energy Assessment

ThermoMap project
Area mapping of superficial geothermic resources by soil and groundwater data


Supported by

Seventh Research Framework Programme
Collaborative project
No TREN/FP7EN/218895