Controlling the power of the ground by integration

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO₂ emissions.


Renewable
heating and cooling


Applicable

across Europe

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Reduce
CO₂ Emissions

WHAT ARE GEOTABS AND MPC?

An innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings is the combination of thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).

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ARTICLES

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This post presents some preliminary simulation results of the Model Predictive Control (MPC) implementation of the Infrax office building. This building consists of four floors, each containing multiple zones that are simulated individually. The ventilation of is controlled individually per zone, while the concrete core activation is controlled individually per floor. The heat and cold production devices are also controlled by the MPC, but these are not discussed in detail here. The MPC is configured to minimize the electrical power use [kWh] while maintaining the zone temperatures between 22 and 24 degrees.

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