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.


GROUND-MED project 6: La fàbrica del sol in Barcelona, Spain


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

Order your copy of the 3rd Geothermal Market Report

Dec. 05, 2013 – The Annual EGEC market report presents the only full and detailed analysis of the geothermal sector in Europe. It 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.  » read more

News from BINE: Electrically driven heat pumps

Nov. 21, 2013 – In their topical Themeninfo (I/2013) entitled "Electrically driven heat pumps" BINE Information Service reports on the latest results from heat pump research and field tests in Germany. » read more

The European Geothermal Innovation Award

Nov. 10, 2013 – Nominations for the 2014 award are now open! The European Geothermal Innovation Award is given to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives. » read more


Oct. 31, 2013 – GEOTRAINET is now established as an association which will deliver training and certification programmes in the field of shallow geothermal energy recognised all over Europe and provide benchmark standards for consistent voluntary further education in participating countries.  » read more

Last Ground-Med training seminar in Athens

Oct. 21, 2013 – CRES will organise the last Ground-Med seminar to take place in Athens on Wednesday 27 November 2013. The event language will be Greek, as it will address a Greek audience. » read more

Information on the training seminar in Coimbra

Oct. 01, 2013 – The 6th Ground-Med training seminar was held in Coimbra, Portugal at the regional branch of the Ordem dos Engenheiros. Around 70 participants attented the event entitled "Ground Source Heat Pumps for Space Conditioning". The seminar programme and all presentations given at the seminar are now avaiable for download. » read more

Storing solar energy in the ground

Aug. 30, 2013 – Solar thermal energy is intended to cover 50 per cent of the heating requirements of a residential area being developed on the site of former US Army barracks in Germany. To ensure that this is possible throughout the year, a seasonal borehole thermal energy storage system has been installed with a volume of 10,000 m3 of water equivalent, coupled to an electrically driven compression heat pump.  » read more

European Heat Pump Summit 2013

Jul. 25, 2013 – From 15–16 October 2013 the heat pump world meets in Nuremberg for the third time , where international experts discuss the European heat pump market and technology and application trends.  » read more

Related events

11th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference
13-15 May 2014
Montréal, Québec, Canada

International Geothermal Conference
14-16 May 2014
Freiburg, Germany

7th EHPA Heat Pump Forum
20 May 2014
Berlin, 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

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

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