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We now have all five Case Study Datasheets available for our Demo and Case Study Buildings - Libeznice School, Infrax/Fluvius, Haus M, Ter Potterie and Solarwind. These detail the energy emissions, general building data, building features as well as building description and those involved in the design. They are available to download individually through our technology page download section and our Demo and Case Study building info pages here: Solarwind Ter Potterie Infrax/Fluvius Haus M Libeznice The whole set as a single PDF can be downloaded from our Publications page  

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A set of hydraulic schemes (one generic scheme with different highlighted working modes and other possible variations) were produced within the project and are available on the website. These schemes should be regarded as an additional guidance for HVAC designers during feasibility and mostly pre-design. It enables the HVAC engineer to consider the hydraulic connexion between the basic modules and auxiliary equipment required to implement the concept. The aim is to provide the designer with practical information, that constitutes a base which they can build on and should accelerate the start of the actual, case-specific design. Find out more and download the hydraulic schemes in our download section on our Technology page.

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Expert Talk: Comparing one joule to another Our partner Lieve Helsen (KU Leuven) and Johan van Bael (Energyville) have written an article for Energyville: We all like it to be comfortably warm, not too warm though, so thermal comfort is important! Current figures show that today we are mainly trying to achieve this by heating and cooling the indoor climate... You can read the full conversation here: https://www.energyville.be/en/press/expert-talk-comparing-one-joule-another

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KU Leuven's new hybridGEO campus building KU Leuven's new hybridGEO campus building KU Leuven has been chosen for a hybridGEO concept in the new aula Quadrivium that opened its doors on their University Campus at the start of this academic year. Wim Boydens (Boydens Engineering – responsible for the design) and Lieve Helsen (Professor of Thermal Systems at KU Leuven), both partners in the EU-H2020-hybridGEOTABS project explain the concept and its strengths in a short movie. https://youtu.be/VIK3doM7w6M The film was recorded by the companies IF-Tech and Van Roey to launch a campaign on geothermal systems for sustainable heating and cooling of buildings. It is in Dutch (we have Dutch-speaking partners and viewers), and the video provides a good description of the systems in use. See more at IF-TECH's website      

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Geoter is executing a new GEOTABS project in Spain This building is located in Burgo de Ebro (Zaragoza, Spain) and the customer is one of the major paper manufacturers in Europe. This project is the second GEOTABS building in Spain and will contain offices, laboratories and meeting rooms. Heating and cooling will be provided by a geothermal heat pump installation connected to a ground-source heat-exchange of vertical boreholes. It will achieve LEED certification. The building will be equipped with a simultaneous hot and cold-water production system. The HVAC system will be compounded by a natural refrigerant R-1234ze geothermal heat pump (heating and cooling), a natural refrigerant propane aerothermal heat pump (hot water production) and an adiabatic cooling unit (support cooling). Since the cooling load due to the laboratories is much greater than the heating load, a support system, adiabatic cooler, is available to dissipate any excess heat that the geothermal well cannot absorb. Heating and active cooling of the building will occur via concrete core activation, fan-coils and chilled beams coupled with heat pumps. At the moment, GEOTER has completed the execution of the entire borefield, consisting of 12 boreholes with a depth of 150 metres each. A double 4x32 mm pex-a geothermal probe was installed in each borehole, filled with 2,1 W/m.K high conductivity mortar. Furthermore, GEOTER has completed the first thermoactivated concrete slab, a total of 1,800 m2 conditioned in a 2,000 m2 of total floor. Building will have a total of four floors and a total of 5,400 m2 conditioned. Engineers, technical and installation staff of GEOTER are managing and executing this project. www.geoter.es  

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We are happy to announce that hybridGEOTABS is now listed on ECTP project database for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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