Show Accessibility Options

Hide Accessibility options

Heat pump use in Scotland - an evidence review

Climate Change logo

Heat pumps are an efficient way of producing heat from electricity; they operate by capturing the latent heat in the air, ground or water and using it for heating.

Heat pumps are expected to play a significant role in decarbonising heat in Scotland; the Climate Change Committee has described them as a ‘low-regrets’ option, and they feature prominently in Scotland’s Draft Heat in Buildings Strategy.

However, heat pump efficiency can vary across the heating season and in different buildings, meaning the costs and impacts on wider energy systems depend on the context.

This desk-based review looks at evidence on how heat pumps currently, or are likely to, perform in practice in Scottish buildings. The research identifies best practice relevant to Scotland and gaps in the available evidence.

The scope of the research was for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. However, the majority of the relevant datasets relate to domestic settings.

Learn more about the project on the Climate Change website.

Related posts

Project

Clean heat and energy efficiency workforce assessment

Project

Electrification of Heat - Case studies on Heat Pump installation experiences

Webinars

Watch the webinar - The future of connected climate controls in Europe

Webinars

Register for 'The future of connected climate controls in Europe'

Blog

Six actions to overcome the energy crisis

Whitepaper

Whitepaper - What does the current energy crisis mean for the energy transition?

News

Making hot water tanks smart

News

Large heat pumps for industry and district heating

News

Integrating heat pumps into the electricity system: TenneT and Viessmann on the leading edge

News

Smarter heat storage

Press Release

Heat pump costs projected to fall by 40%

News

Building for 2050 - research into low carbon, low-cost, new build housing

Add yourself to our mailing list

Add yourself to our mailing list