22 May 2008

REACHING THE KYOTO-TARGETS BY A WIDE INTRODUCTION OF GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS PART Ι: METHODOLOGY


The objective of this paper is to present a general methodology to determine
green house gas emissions related to different sources of heating. The methodology may be
used to estimate the potential for mitigation of green house gas emissions that may be
reached, by a wide introduction of ground source heat pumps in the European Union. The
generalised methodology may additionally be used to calculate primary energy savings as
well as end use energy savings and cost savings. The last part of this paper discusses how
the contribution of renewable energy, that relates to the use of heat pumps, may be
presented and used in statistics. Part ?? of this paper applies the methodology to available
statistics in the European Union.