Cheap-GSHPs Newsletter 6


This sixth issue of the newsletter reflects the progress achieved by the project between July 1st, 2018 until May 31st, 2019.
CHEAP-GSHPs project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 657982. The project will run for 48 months, from June, 1st, 2015, until May 31st, 2019.

Cheap-GSHPs Project News

Evaluation of performance in demo site No 6: UNESCO historical building

The evaluation of performance in demonstration site No 6 “UNESCO Historical building” provides an overall and detailed narrative of the full implementation and the assessment of the performance of Cheap-GSHPs power system built at the premises of the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, a historical-monumental building located at the capital city of Croatia, under the coordination of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe.

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Evaluation of performance in virtual demo case of buildings and districts

The evaluation of performance in virtual demo case of buildings and districts presents an energy analysis for a set of 10 virtual case studies which have been investigated in order to obtain a wide overview of the applicability of the GSHP systems. The buildings chosen for this aim are old, historical and relatively new. The different properties of the building envelope affect their thermal behavior from the energy point of view. For this reason, the building envelopes were deeply investigated and a preliminary action was done to collect the thermal and physical properties of the materials and at the same time the architectural details of the structures.

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Comparison between new technologies with standard technology. Evaluation of the higher efficiency of the new technologies in a European scenario

The comparison between new technologies with standard technology and the evaluation of the higher efficiency of the new technologies in a European scenario concerns the application of innovative borehole heat exchangers (BHEs), drilling techniques and high temperature heat pump using CO2 as refrigerant, which were developed by the Cheap-GSHPs consortium. The evaluation of these innovations is performed by comparing them with standard BHE types, heat pumps and drilling techniques. The evaluation of the new technologies and techniques are based on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

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Environmental impact assessment study for each of the case study locations

The Environmental Impact Assessment provides a systematic evaluation of the positive and negative impacts of a project on both the natural and human environments. This assessment study is presented for each of the real sites, taking into account multiple standpoints.

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Report on regulatory and best practice recommendations

The report on regulatory and best practice recommendations represents a compilation of extensive work carried out as part of WP7 on the Cheap-GSHPs project. In depth analysis of the legislative and regulatory conditions at the case study sites where the project technologies have been installed was completed in the early parts of the project. The development of ground heat exchangers, innovative drilling technologies and the dual cycle heat pumps as part of the project was considered in the context of legislative and regulatory requirement for GHSPs in the case study site jurisdictions. A review of applicable normative and European standards covering these technologies was also performed.

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Life cycle cost analysis of GSHE developed versus state of art

The life cycle cost analysis methodology was implemented in the decision tool developed in the project. This methodology has been defined though an exhaustive stat of art review in the life cycle costing in renewable energies and heating, cooling and ventilation systems, in particular, for the shallow geothermal air conditioning systems.

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IPR strategy implementation report

The “IPR Strategy Implementation Report” builds on the articles of the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement with respect to the handling and protection of Intellectual Property. The document defines the strategy for the protection of these Results and identifies exploitation routes for all the Consortium partners involved in the creation of these results.

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Last report on TED activities

The last report on TED activities presents a synthetic overview of the training, education and dissemination activities performed by the consortium’s partners in the last 12 months of the project.

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Report on the activity involving winning projects of LCE 3-2014/2015

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First scientific report

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Final scientific report

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Cheap-GSHPs Dissemination and Training Events

Events happened between July 1st, 2018 – May  31st, 2019

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