National Energy Globe Award Greece (overall winner)

Submitted by: CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
Implemented country: Greece
Title: Reaching the Kyoto targets by means of a wide introduction of ground coupled heat pumps (GCHP) in the built environment

The Ground Reach project, implemented by a consortium of 21 European organizations, concerns ground-coupled heat pumps (GCHPs) for heating and cooling of houses in Europe. Over a three-year period (2006-2008), this project is: • identifiying GCHPs’ potential to reduce CO2 emissions and primary energy demand; • compiling best-practice case studies; • analyzing the potential contribution to the European Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings; • defining measures to overcome market barriers; • launching an integrated promotion campaign addressing awareness and attitudes of key professional groups (international conference, website, 18 national/regional meetings, posters and brochures, press releases, e-mails, newsletter, European GCHP Committee).

Category: Fire