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Loveridge, FA; Powrie, W; Amis, T; Wischy, M; Kiauk, J (2016)
Publisher: CRC Press
Languages: English
Types: Other
Energy pile schemes involve the use of structural foundations as heat exchangers in a ground source heat pump system. Such schemes are attractive, as they reduce energy consumption compared with traditional building heating and cooling systems. As energy prices increase and governments introduce subsidies they are also proving increasingly economically attractive. Additionally, energy piles can contribute to reducing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with a development. However, this approach to heating and cooling building remains relatively novel and the lack of published long term performance data remains a barrier to further implementation. Two issues remain to be addressed by long term monitoring. First, the need for a database of operational energy piles schemes were the energy performance is proven over many years. Secondly, availability of long term datasets of pile thermal behavior that can be used to validate design approaches and tools and hence encourage less conservative design practices. This paper presents the initial results from a study aimed at tackling these issues through long term instrumentation and monitoring of two energy pile schemes in the United Kingdom.
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