Controlling the power of the ground by integration

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.

GEOTABS hybrid is an active research project to optimise the predesign and operation of a hybrid combination of geothermal heat pumps (GEO-HP) and thermally activated building systems (TABS). It will design an improved, automated ‘Model Predictive Control’ (MPC) solution for testing on hybrid supply and emission systems in demonstration buildings such as offices, elderly care homes, schools and apartment blocks. Applying MPC to hybrid GEOTABS optimises the performance and efficiency, making it more economically attractive and increasing take up.