Shift-0 is a research project, led by the University of Oxford and supported by MCS Charitable Foundation
Our aims are to
- Learn from heat pump installations to establish best practice
- Use smart-meter data for evidence-led decisions at household and government level
- Provide useful feedback and guidance to existing heat pump owners
- Develop tools to give impartial advice to prospective heat pump adopters
How it works
We access anonymised smart meter data from consenting participants and compare electricity and gas usage before and after heat pump installations. The differences can help us to understand when heat pumps are performing well and under what conditions additional measured can improve their performance.
Find out more about the research context
If you have recently installed a heat pump, or you are about to, please consider registering for this study.
People and partners
Shift-0 is led by Dr Phil Grunewald at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.
The project is supported by the MCS Charitable Foundation. Dr Richard Hauxwell-Baldwin leads the qualitative research.
How building characteristics affect heat pump consumption
For any questions about Shift-0, please contact