Energy Geostructures are employed as integrated geothermal heat exchangers to provide renewable heating and cooling to the surrounding built environment.
By coupling the role of the ground structures with that of the geothermal heat exchangers, Energy Geostructures act as structural supports as well as geothermal heat exchanger for buildings and infrastructures. They serve as heat source/sink for ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems to provide heating (space and domestic hot water) and cooling to the surrounding environments, and allow to use the ground as a thermal battery in the presence of an intermittent heat source such as solar thermal panels. With reference to gas boilers and air conditioning, heating and cooling provided through integrated energy geostructures reduces the environmental impact up to 60% in terms of the equivalent CO2 emissions, human health, resources depletion and ecosystem quality.
- •Leads to a decrease in CO2 emissions coming from necessary infrastructures, such as homes and office
- •Opportunity for foundations and underground infrastructures to serve a dual purpose.
- •Reduces environmental impact by up to 60% compared to gas boilers and air conditioners
- •Costs savings of 30 USD/m2/year compared to conventional fossil fuel-based energy system for hating and cooling
1004 Lausanne, Switzerland
SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Greece, Gibraltar, Guernsey, United Kingdom, France, Faroe Islands, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Czechia, Switzerland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Åland, Austria, Albania, Andorra, Kosovo, Vatican City, Ukraine, San Marino, Slovakia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovenia, Sweden, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Malta, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Jersey, Italy, Iceland, Isle of Man, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia,
Hong Kong, Georgia, Cyprus, China, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Taiwan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, East Timor, Tajikistan, Thailand, Syria, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, State of Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia, Maldives, Macao, Mongolia, Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Laos, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, South Korea, North Korea, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, India, Israel, Indonesia,
Guyana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, French Guiana, Falkland Islands, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Peru,
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