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Surface Water Source Heat Pump Systems: An introduction


Upcoming Courses 
Key Areas  
Course Content
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view. 

This course is available as an In-house course only 

Key Areas

  • An overview of the heat pump sector
  • What is a heat pump system and where does it differ from existing HVAC systems?
  • Ground vs Water source
  • Possible applications of heat pumps
  • Developing a brief (i.e. Stage 1)
  • Energy strategy – how ground/water source heat pumps can help
  • Environmental considerations / strategies
  • Developing an outline scheme
  • Developing a business case
  • Economic benefits
  • Environmental benefits 
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Planning/legislative requirements
  • Using the Code of Practice

Course Content

Heat pumps are a low carbon technology which will play an important role in the UK’s future energy strategy and this course will inform participants on the best methods for employing this technology. For building owners/operators/users heat pumps can offer an efficient and therefore economic source of renewable heating and/or cooling as well as benefits in terms of government incentives, planning approval and reputation.

The 2008 Climate Change Act established the world’s first legally binding climate change target; the aim is to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050. Moving to a more energy efficient, low carbon economy will help to meet this target, reduce local emissions and improve air quality. It will also ensure the UK becomes less reliant on fossil fuels and consequently less vulnerable to energy price rises.

  • This course provides an overview of ground and water source heat pump schemes, aimed at building owners or those involved in developing energy strategies. It outlines the key benefits and challenges of this technology and different ways it can be applied.
  • The course uses the newly published Code of Practice on surface water source heat pumps to provide examples and structure, and outlines how the code of practice could be used as a tool for procurement and contractual arrangements. 
Course includes CP2 publication 

Who Should Attend 

  • building owners / developers / facilities managers
  • planners / local authorities
  • energy strategy / sustainability consultants

Course Timings 

Registration will be at 09.30
Start Time: 10.00
Latest Finish: 16:30 (depending on Q & A)

Course Fees 

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)


Training at your site (minimum 6 staff + group discounts):

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address