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Over the last few months, GEOTER has been working on selecting the most suitable way to monitor underground temperature and the communication and connection systems as part of WP4: Concept and Impact Validation. It will enable us to know, with time, the evolution of the geothermal resources, according to the demand of the buildings. In this context, GEOTER have developed the Enhanced Geothermal Response Test (EGRT) based on usage of a new equipment setup for the realisation of an on-site thermal conductivity test and continuous monitoring of the geothermal probes. It will provide us with geothermal field sizing optimisation and provide us the necessary data oriented to the MPC controller to decide the thermal management of the buildings.

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Ongun and Nico complete their road trip installing sensors at Ter Potterie, Bruges...

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Now in the Czech Republic, Ongun and Nico continue with their work installing sensors within the Elementary School...

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As the Road Trip around the DEMO Buildings continues, Ongun and Nico log their journey...

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Ongun Berk Kazanci and Nico Henrik Ziersen, from DTU, are travelling on an 8-day road trip around Europe... installing monitoring equipment into our DEMO Buildings. The installed sensors are in addition to the advanced BMS in these buildings and will allow us to study the indoor environment in details. These physical measurements will be supported with questionnaires.  The measurements will continue for about 2.5 years and will allow us to quantify the benefits of Model Predictive Control (to be implemented later) compared to Rule Based Control.

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We’re delighted to welcome you to the new project website for GEOTABShybrid. It’s been a few months in the making, and I hope you will agree it’s been worth it. As well as sharing our research project developments and introduce ourselves, a major aim of the site is to inform lay audiences about the benefits of hybrid MPC GEOTABS technologies, show how this is being used across Europe and demonstrate energy savings real time as we implement MPC to existing systems in due course.

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