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 4: Municipal hall in Benedikt, Slovenia
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
Ground-Med video "Down to earth energy"
May. 21, 2013 – EuroNews Television, a European leading 24-hour information network, is working on a TV short documentary on latest European research on geothermal heat pump systems. The Ground-Med project was selected to be a part of this documentary and a video was produced in February.
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EGC2013 - Second circular
Apr. 11, 2013 – The second circular of EGC2013 is now online, proving information on Registration, Short courses & Excursion, Preliminary agenda, Poster presentations, and Venue & General information.
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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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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
Quality Certification & accreditation for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems
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