15 September 2011
The SEPEMO project aims at overcoming market barriers to a wider application of
heat pumps, namely the lack of robust data on t he conditions “in real installations” influencing reliability and seasonal efficiency, i.e. the seasonal performance f actor (SPF) of heat pump systems across Europe. The objective is a broader acceptance of heat pump systems and improved quality assurance for heat pump systems in the building sector. The project focuses on the deployment of all types of heat pumps (air, water and ground) in residential buildings. One key requirement to achieve awareness about real life performance is a universal methodology for field measurement of heat pump systems SPF. Such methodology requires a systems perspective including not only the efficiency of the heat pump unit/system but also the respective regional building standards and climate conditions.