B&ES supports RHI for air-to-water heat pumps in commercial projects

The Building & Engineering Services Association has given its support to the inclusion of air-to-water heat pumps in the Renewable Heat Incentive for the non-domestic sector. In its response to a Government consultation, the association also stresses the importance of a standard one-size-fits-all tariff to promote the most efficient system configuration.

The association does not think that support for air-to water heat pumps should be banded by size, on the basis that such an approach would introduce inefficiency and unnecessary complication into what should be a straightforward system design problem.

B&ES believes that the European Commission’s guidance reflects best practice, but emphasises that the RHI should only apply where the system is tested in accordance with BS EN 14825:2012 and with BS EN 15316-4-2:2008.

If a minimum seasonal performance factor is required as part of the application process, B&ES suggests that a more appropriate measure would be the seasonal coefficient performance for heating — as defined in BS EN 14825.


Related links:
Related articles:

modbs tv logo

First keynote speakers announced by Europump

The first two keynote speakers have been announced for an annual event being hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA).

‘Landmark’ prosecution of online seller welcomed by REFCOM

The air conditioning and refrigeration industry’s largest safety register REFCOM has welcomed the successful prosecution of online sales company Appliances Direct (AD) for breaching F-Gas Regulations.