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Participants invited to Heat Pump PCDB – Briefing and Workshop

MCS is working in collaboration with The Heat Pump Association and BRE. To help shape the future of the industry this joint group are holding a briefing and workshop.

Thursday 23rd May 2019, 10.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street,
London N1 9RL

This joint group would like to invite heat pump installers and manufacturers to participate in this briefing and workshop to help:

  1. Improve understanding of the heat pump application process to the Product Characteristics Database (PCDB) with the launch of new FAQs
  2. Explore the opportunity to utilise the Product Characteristics Database (PCDB) for MCS performance estimates

To book your place to attend, please contact: Alison Hardman, MCS Secretariat, e-mail: MCSmeetings@mcssco.org.uk. Or call, 07591 385 955. Please note, places are limited.

Briefing and Workshop Programme

10.30am – 10.40am          Introduction: Welcome & housekeeping

10.40am – 11.10am          PCDB Update:

  • Introduction to the PCDB
  • How to get heat pumps on the PCDB
  • Purpose of PCDB & how it works

11.10am – 11.25am          Q & A

11.25am – 11.55am          Future for the SAP PCDB & MCS Database:

  • MCS performance estimates (HPSPE)
  • Why the need for HPSPE
  • Scope of the HPSPE: kWh or £?
  • Alignment with Building Regs, EPC’s, no gas boilers in new build after 2025 etc.
  • Domestic Annual Heat Pump System Estimate (DAHPSE)
  • DAHPSE examples
  • DAHPSE FAQs

11.55am – 12.10pm          Q & A

12.10pm – 12.40pm          Lunch

12.40pm – 1.10pm            Workshop:

  • Questions arising from the foregoing presentations and Q & A
  • Are there changes to the PCDB process that could be beneficial to all parties?
  • Suggest alternatives to the DAHPSE replacing the SCoP used in MCS HPSPE
  • Would you/your organisation support an alignment of SAP PCDB and MCS HPSPE as presented

1.10pm – 1.30pm             Workshop Feedback

1.30pm – 1.50pm             Discussion

1.50pm – 2.00pm             Summary and Close

To book your place to attend, please contact: Alison Hardman, MCS Secretariat, e-mail: MCSmeetings@mcssco.org.uk. Or call, 07591 385 955. Please note, places are limited.

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