A new code of practice for open-loop groundwater source heat pumps (GWSHPs) has been published, marking a significant step forward for the sector in providing minimum standards to ensure good design, installation and operation of GWSHPs.

The code of practice, known as CP3, has been produced as a joint project between the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), with the backing of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) and support from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Groundwater source heat pumps (GWSHPs) have huge potential but are currently an underused technology in the UK. Harnessing renewable energy from aquifers and mine water represents a huge opportunity to provide low carbon heating and/or cooling to buildings.

McBains Director and steering committee member, Anthony Coumidis commented: "CP3 seeks to raise standards within the GWSHP industry and in turn increase confidence in the technology and encourages its usage across the UK".

20th June 2019

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