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Teagasc, Geological Survey of Ireland to host heat pump workshop

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Heat pumps can offer a good solution for horticultural units, thanks to their low carbon footprint and ability to cool as well as warm spaces

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10 February 2022 | 0

Teagasc and Geological Survey of Ireland will run a half day workshop on heat pump technologies and their relevance to the agricultural sector.

With farm carbon emissions under the spotlight and an increasing emphasis on sustainable agriculture, many producers are moving away from fossil fuels.

Heat pumps can offer a good solution for horticultural units, thanks to their low carbon footprint and ability to cool as well as warm spaces, whatever the weather.

Taking place 22 February from 10am – 1pm at the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, the workshop will address the following areas:

  • How heat pumps work
  • Geological heat maps (GSI)
  • Benefits to farmers
  • Installation and running costs
  • The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat
  • Compatibility with existing heating system
  • Planning and potential pitfalls
  • Integrating green electricity
  • Examples of heat pumps in action

Attendance is free however booking is essential as numbers will be limited. To register, please visit: teagasc.ie/agrofossilfreeworkshop.php

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