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    Project Name GROUND REACH Reaching The Kyoto Targets By Means Of A Wide Introduction Of Ground Coupled Heat Pumps (Gchp) In The Built Environment
    Implementation period: 1.01.2006 - 31.12.2008
    Project Coordinator:

    Centre For Renewable Energy Sources -Grecja

    Partners:
    1. Centre For Renewable Energy Sources - Greece
    2. European Geothermal Energy Council – EGEC, International
    3. European Heat Pump Assotiation – EHPA, International
    4. Osterreichisches Forschungs- und Prufzentrum ARSENAL GmbH – Austria
    5. Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres – BRGM, France
    6. ECOFYS B.V. , International
    7. The Energy Efficiency Agency – EEA, Bulgaria
    8. Escola Superior de Technologia de Setubal – ESTSetubal, Portugal
    9. Fachinformatonszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH – FIZ , Germany
    10. GEOTEAM Technisches Buro fur Hydrogeologie, Geothermie und Umwelt GmbH –GEOTEAM, Austria
    11. Associazione Rete ci Punti Energia – PUNTI ENERGIA, Italy
    12. SVEP Information & Service AB – SVEP, Sweden
    13. University of Oradea – UOR, Romania
    14. Besel S.A. – BESEL, Spain
    15. Ellehauge & Kildemoes, E&K, Denmark
    16. Flemish Institute for Technological Research – VITO, Belgium
    17. Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie – ADEME, France
    18. National Energy Conservation Agency – NAPE, Poland
    19. ENPRO Engineers Bureau Ltd – ENPRO, Estonia
    20. GFE Energy Management – GFE, International
    Website: http://eaci-projects.eu/iee/page/Page.jsp?op=project_detail&prid=1602
    Objective:
    • Evaluate the importance of ground coupled heat pumps in reaching the Kyoto targets
    • Exhibit the merits and benefits of ground coupled heat pumps
    • Evaluate the importance of ground coupled heat pumps towards the implementation of the buildings performance directive
    • Drafting long term dissemination plan for ground coupled heat pumps for removal of barriers to market penetration
    • Launch a short term European promotion campaign for rapid market penetration of ground coupled heat pumps, targeting key professional groups
    Results:
    • A better understanding of ground coupled heat pumps merits and benefits and their importance towards Community policy objectives in relation to Kyoto targets and the buildings performance directive.
    • An increased awareness and improved knowledge and perception of the ground coupled heat pumps technology among key European professional groups for short term market penetration.
    • Identification of barriers and strategic dissemination plan for long term market penetration.
    • Methodology for estimating the potential of ground coupled heat pumps for reducing CO2 emissions and primary energy demand for heating and cooling purposes in the built environment: evaluation of available statistical information, definition of competing heating/cooling technologies, analysis of existing calculation tools, CO2 emissions calculation
    • A large scale promotional campaign at European level: 20 000 brochures in 14 European languages, 1000 posters, promotional text, presentations, interactive Internet site, setting-up the European Geothermal Heat Pump Committee, publications, international conference and exhibition, a series of regional meetings targeting key professional groups.
    Contact in NAPE:

    Andrzej Wiszniewski, awiszniewski@nape.pl