Welcome to SEPEMO-Build project

The project "SEasonal PErformance factor and MOnitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector (SEPEMO-Build)" aims at overcoming market barriers to a wider application of heat pumps by developing a universal methodology for field measurement of heat pump systems Seasonal Performance Factor (SPF) including a monitoring programme for 46 heat pump installations in six European countries. The objective is a broader acceptance and improved quality assurance for heat pump systems.

Attention: This project was completed on May 31st, 2012.

 

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News

EHPA newsletter article summarizes project results

Sep. 04, 2012 – The SEPEMO-Build project was completed by the end of May. In his article the project leader summarizes the major findings. With more than 40 national and international meetings with installers, manufacturers, policy makers and other interested parties, more than 155 000 website visits and more than 30 000 downloads of material, the information dissemination has been quite successful in this project. » read more

9th National workshop took place in Athens

May. 31, 2012 – On 14 May 2012 the second Greek SEPEMO workshop took place in Athens. It was attended by 56 persons from outside the project and was addressed to the Greek heat pump installers and people working in the fields of research and development. The workshop offered possibilities to get latest information related to the thematic field of heat humps and to exchange experiences. The presentations where focused on SEPEMO project activities, giving special attention to the field test measurements. » read more

Latest heat pump statistics

May. 25, 2012 – Latest statistics compiled by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) show close to a doubling in sales of sanitary hot water heat pumps, an application most suitable for R744. Driven by building regulations such as the 2012 Thermal Regulation (RT2012) in France, this trend is set to continue in the long term. » read more

Heat Pump City of the Year 2012

May. 22, 2012 – The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has awarded the title of Heat Pump City of the Year 2012 to the municipality of Etten-Leur in the Netherlands. The municipality, located close to Breda in the southwest of the Netherlands, introduced their first policy on sustainable building and energy savings back in 1980, and started their first heat pump project in 2002. » read more

RES debate with policy makers in Brussels

May. 07, 2012 – A debate on the topic "Does it really count? Contribution of renewable energy from heat pumps in the EU Energy statistics" will take place in Brussels at the Renewabl Energy House on 29 May 2012. The event is addressed primarily to policy makers, MEPs and EU officials. » read more

SEPEMO event at the 5th EHPA European Heat Pump Forum

Apr. 27, 2012 – Just before the EHPA General Assembly, on the 7th of May 2012 in Milano, the SEPEMO project event on "Heat pump efficiency: determination and dissemination of relevant data" will take place. It will comprise amongst others, discussions around field measurements and performance guarantees as a marketing tool for heat pumps. » read more

5th EHPA European Heat Pump Forum - Heat pump technology: on track for Europe 2020

Apr. 19, 2012 – The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) takes all opportunities to communicate and demonstrate the benefits of the heat pump technology to individuals as well as to European institutions and Member States. Because of the multiple advantages of the heat pump technology and the rising EU legislation initiatives EHPA's role of informing European policy makers about the capabilities and impact of this technology is continuously growing. In order to serve a framework to discuss the above mentioned issues and to inform its members on recent developments that affect the technology on a European scale, EHPA is organizing its 5th European Heat Pump Forum in Milan on the 8th of May, 2012. » read more

New European F-Gas proposal to be discussed at ATMOsphere Europe 2012

Apr. 16, 2012 – The new proposal from the European Commission revising the current F-Gas regulation is planned for October. The ATMOsphere Europe 2012 workshop, taking place from 5-7 November, is thus perfectly timed to gather and provide industry feedback to the European Commission and Parliament regarding the revision. Combining with technical presentations, end user sessions, workshop discussions and more, this 4th edition offers the complete package for everybody interested in natural refrigerants. » read more

UK prolongs support for household heat pump installations

Apr. 10, 2012 – Following the success of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme that ended in March 2012, the UK government will be launching a second phase in May 2012. Households will be eligible for up to £850 for installing air to water heat pumps and up to £1250 for ground source or water source heat pumps. » read more

EHPA/SEPEMO seminar with EU representatives

Mar. 09, 2012 – At the recently held EHPA/SEPEMO seminar hosted by MEP Dr. Paul Rübig in Brussels the representatives from European Heat Pump Association and Eurelectric stated that heat pumps can play an important role in cutting EU energy consumption and, like other small-scale renewables, need greater recognition in the draft energy efficiency directive (EED).  » read more

Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2012 - Call for projects

Feb. 15, 2012 – The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) and the EUSEW Secretariat are inviting you to participate in the forthcoming Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition. The objective is to highlight the successes of the most outstanding and innovative projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Deadline for application is 29 February 2012.  » read more

“GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for Europe” launched by shecco

Feb. 10, 2012 – Under its new publishing arm, marketing & communications expert shecco has launched its first in a series of easy-to-access guides for industry and policy decision makers about the global market potential of natural refrigerants. The first edition - with a focus on Europe - features market forecasts per industry sector until 2020, the end-users’ views, an industry directory, Europe’s first CO2 transcritical supermarket map, and more. » read more

6th National workshop took place in Athens

Feb. 03, 2012 – The workshop entitled “Ground Source Heat Pumps in Greece” took place in Athens on 16 January 2012. The event which was addressed to Greek heat pump installers and people working in the fields of research and development was attended by 84 persons. The workshop offered the possibility to get latest information related to the thematic field of heat humps and to exchange experiences. The presentations were focused on SEPEMO project activities. Therefore the main topic for discussion was about quality insurance and improvement of heat pump units and systems. » read more

Web stream of EUSEW 2011 event still available

Jan. 16, 2012 – Those interested in the presentations given and the discussion held at the event "High efficiency heat pump systems – from best practice to mainstream" can still watch the stream on their PC. Organised by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) with support from the SEPEMO-Build project partners this EUSEW 2011 event took place on 14 April 2011 in Brussels. » read more

Solar and Heat Pump Systems Industry Newsletter

Jan. 11, 2012 – The first issue of "Solar and Heat Pump Systems Industry Newsletter" was published in October 2011 as a joint IEA initiative from Solar Heating and Cooling Task 44 and Heat Pump Programme Annex 38. Major parts of the work carried out by this consortium are closely related to the work programme of SEPEMO-Build project. » read more

England abolishes planning permission for certain domestic air-source heat pump installations

Dec. 19, 2011 – As of 1 December 2011, planning permission is no longer required for the installation, alteration or replacement of certified air-source heat pumps by certified installers on domestic premises in England, provided that they meet certain specifications with regards to siting, the volume of the outdoor compressor unit and noise levels.  » read more

New monitoring results available

Dec. 12, 2011 – Measurement results from eight German one-family houses covering the period April to October 2011 are now available on this website. » read more

The latest generation of heat pumps

Dec. 06, 2011 – ExpoClima, the first web portal dedicated to the players in the HVAC/R sector, have published a special edition entitled "The latest generation of heat pumps: always smaller consumptions and increasingly advanced technologies". Air/water, air/air, water/water, with direct expansion and with absorption: which is the best solution? » read more

First monitoring results published

Nov. 29, 2011 – Measurement results from three German one-family houses covering the period April to October 2011 are now available on this website. » read more

HC heat pump dryers could meet EU efficiency standards

Nov. 29, 2011 – With the imminent introduction of minimum energy efficiency requirements for household tumble dryers in the EU expected to promote the use of heat pump technology for drying applications, the use of hydrocarbons in heat pump dryers could be a means to achieve high product energy efficiency while minimising direct emissions at the same time. » read more

Conference: Fulfilling Poland’s RES target with heat pumps

Nov. 17, 2011 – With support from SEPEMO-Build project partners the conference "Fulfilling Poland’s RES target with heat pumps - National insights and European outlook" took place at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels. The half-day event was hosted by the Polsh Presidency, and organized by the Polish Heat Pump Association (PORT PC) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). » read more

US establishes new efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners

Nov. 03, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Energy has adopted new Federal energy conservation standard levels for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps that will apply as of January 2015. » read more

CO2 heat pump water heaters tailored to Europe

Oct. 19, 2011 – At ATMOsphere Europe 2011 last week in Brussels, Georges Khoury, Chief Engineer of ECO Activities at Sanden, presented their CO2 heat pump water heater for the European market. Based on the Japanese Eco Cute, the high efficiency CO2 heat pump has been optimised for European countries and field-tested in 12 family homes. » read more

New articles on project results published

Oct. 11, 2011 – Two more articles reporting on the progress of work achived in the SEPEMO-Build project have been published in the latest issue of the quarterly newspaper of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). » read more

French version of the project brochure avilable

Oct. 04, 2011 – An eight-sided French version of the project brochure presenting objectives, workpackage description, preliminary results and some case studies is published and available for download from the project website. » read more

Heat pump conference with focus on Poland

Sep. 26, 2011 – On 18 October 2011 a conference entitled "Fulfilling Poland’s RES target with heat pumps: National insights and European outlook" is scheduled to take place at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels. This half-day event is hosted by the Polsh Presidency, and organized by the Polish Heat Pump Association (PORT PC), the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) as well as partners of the SEPEMO project.  » read more

EUSEW 2011 presentations available

Sep. 22, 2011 – The SEPEMO-Build project was co-organizer of the event "High efficiency heat pump systems – from best practice to mainstream" organized by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) on 14 April 2011. The presentations given at this event are now available for download. » read more

SEPEMO report on quality concepts for heat pump systems

Sep. 19, 2011 – The latest SEPEMO report provides an analyses of existing schemes for training and certification of heat pump installers in Europe. Whereas the approach towards training courses is largely harmonized already this is not yet valid for certification schemes. In order to meet the requirements under the RES directive the certification procedures need to be harmonized and renewed on national level using existing structures and the experiences gained from several European projects. » read more

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Contract No.: IEE/08/776/SI2.529222