It is widely recognized that residential and commercial heat pump equipment suffers significant performance loss depending on how the components are sized, matched, installed, and subsequently field-maintained. IEA Annex 36 evaluated how installation/maintenance deficiencies caused heat pumps to perform inefficiently and waste considerable energy.
Services and key activities provided:
We were commissioned by DECC in 2012/2013 to complete a wide-ranging literature review that examined the current standards, requirements, legislation and training within the UK heat pump industry compared to those found internationally, and a thorough review of key field trials and documented problems.
Each section of the literature review provided a critical discussion of the issue in question, delivering both insight and awareness of opposing cases, theories, approaches and experiences across government, businesses, industry and non-governmental organisations.