Thesis / Dissertation

Shallow geothermal systems: individual and district applications

Gregorius Riyan Aditya, Guillermo Narsilio (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Worldwide energy use is expected to rise due to an increase in population and global warming. About half of this energy use is for space heating and cooling for buildings, where electricity (mostly derived from fossil fuels) and natural gas are the most common sources of energy. To achieve long term energy sustainability, electricity and natural gas consumption needs to be reduced. One way to achieve this reduction is by utilising shallow geothermal system or ground source heat pump (GSHP) system technology. This technology utilises the ground as a heat source or a heat sink to provide sustainable heating and cooling for buildings. The use of this technology has been growing worldwide. Howe..

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