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 5: University of Valencia, Spain
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.
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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
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
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
News from GEOTRAINET
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.
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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
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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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
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
Common quality certification and accreditation for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems (completed)
Seasonal performance factor and monitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector (completed)
Typology Approach for Building Stock Energy Assessment
Area mapping of superficial geothermic resources by soil and groundwater data