About

GENERAL INFORMATION

The main goal of GEO4CIVHIC is to develop and demonstrate easier to install and more efficient GSHEs, using innovative compact drilling machines tailored for the built environment & developing or adapting HPs and other hybrid solutions in combination with RES for retrofits through a holistic engineering and controls approach improving the return of investments.

GEO4CIVHIC’s target is to accelerate the deployment of shallow geothermal systems for heating and cooling in retrofitting existing and historical buildings. It is based on innovative solutions investigated by an international expert group of companies and research centres.

DUAL APPROACH WILL BE APPLIED TO ACCELERATE THE PENETRATION OF SHALLOW GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PLANTS IN RETROFITTED BUILDINGS

Overall technological approach of the Project

  • Reduce cost, increase efficiency and ease of installation of each of the main components of the value chain of the geothermal plant by developing: technical innovations in drilling, borehole heat exchangers, heat pumps, controls and integration of other hybrids.
  • Develop engineering and decision support tools in a holistic approach to identify the most appropriate solutions, raising awareness and increasing credibility and supporting implementation

2018 – 2022

Acronym: GEO4CIVHIC
Website: www.geo4civhic.eu
Topic: LCE-17-2017
Type of action: IA
Call: H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA
Start date: 01/04/2018
Duration: 48 months
Coordinator: CNR – ISAC
Contact: Adriana Bernardi (a.bernardi@isac.it)

Innovations to be achieved by the GEO4CIVHIC Project

Vibration-rotation drill head
Compact, versatile drilling machine
Semi-automatic feeder for drilling machine
Co-axial heat exchangers (steel and plastic)
Adaptation of well point
Dual source heat pumps
Two stage heat pump for high temperature terminals
Low mid-term GWP refrigerant heat pump working at low temperature
European drilling maps
Application for on-site drillability assessment
Decision support system
Building Energy Management (BEM) control optimization for RES synergies
Application to guide user towards energy savings actions

WORK PACKAGES

Barriers identification, case study modelling and preliminary feasibility studies to define key performance indicators and the basis for the innovations

Leader: UNIPD

Powerful vibration-rotation drilling head mounted on compact drilling machine to install the improved co-axial heat exchangers

Leader: FAU

Innovative Heat Pumps for Civil and Historical Buildings & NZEB

Leader: GALLETTI

Decision Support System with design tools, Building Energy Management System and Apps

Leader: TECNALIA

Demonstration of efficiency of installation of shallow geothermal and heating and cooling in individual retrofitted installations

Leader: RED

Environmental impact, Risk assessment and Standard Regulations

Leader: GEOSERV

Demonstration of cost-effectiveness and efficiency for the systems, exploitation and market

Leader: SOLINTEL

Training, education, dissemination and knowledge sharing (clustering)

Leader: RGS

Project and consortium management

Leader: CNR-ISAC