Reading Borough Council is the British partner on GEO.POWER which is a European project promoting renewable energy from the ground.
Partners as diverse as Sweden, which has the most heat pumps in Europe, and Bulgaria, which has some high-temperature geothermal springs, are collaborating with Reading and the Italian lead partner to see what we can learn from each other.
There are already a number of ground source heat pumps installed in Reading, including the system that heats the Borough Council’s own Avenue Centre building, which houses the Avenue School and some offices and training suites.
The GEO.POWER project’s aim is to identify ways for increasing the uptake and effectiveness of such ground source energy systems, so that more building owners and users can benefit.
Reading Borough Council joined the two year project in 2010 as the British partner in order to generate, share and receive information useful for achieving the project’s aims in line with Reading’s Climate Change Strategy 2008-13.
Practical Handbook on Ground Source Heat Pumps for Social Housing Providers
This Practical Handbook is written with the Social Housing sector in mind and explains Ground Source Heat Pumps and how it can benefit an organisation.
This handbook will guide you through:
- Ground source heat pump explained
- How to assess whether it might be the heating solution of choice for your building
- The steps to take before a ground source heat pump can be installed
- Operational practicalities of ground source heat pumps
- Helping building users to adapt to this new form of heating
- Finance options available for ground source heat pumps
The handbook is one of the outcomes of the GEO.POWER project, a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Interreg IVc. For more information on the project and to see the UK proposed action plan please visit the GEO.POWER website see External Links section below
For more information about the GEO.POWER project and Reading’s Climate Change Strategy please contact this service using the telephone number below.
Reading Borough Council does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the links or services below. Please note: when you follow these links you will leave this site.
|geopower-i4c.eu||Geo.power: Official website for Geo.power project
|gshp.org.uk||Ground Source Heat Pump Association: Trade association for ground source energy suppliers, manufacturers & allied industries. Website with information on the technology.
|decc.gov.uk||Department of Energy & Climate Change: The Government scheme for financial support to new green heating systems.
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