Single and multiple family homes – significant ecological advantages without extra cost

Single and multiple family homes – significant ecological advantages without extra cost

In the case of a new building, the investment cost for a heat pump is largely determined by the cost of drilling for access to geothermal heat. Often, geoKOAX needs to drill only a single hole in the case of modern buildings, which means that costs are only slightly higher than the costs for a boiler system, chimney and fuel store or gas connection of a fossil fuel plant. Much lower operating costs, even with an integrated cooling system, make for a short payback period. This means an increase in the value of the property.

Office buildings, public sector - setting an example for compliance with EnEV and "clean" return on investment

The energy policy of the German government requires an 80% reduction in heat consumption of all existing buildings by 2050. This means that nearly all existing buildings will need to be renovated with up-to-date energy solutions. In addition, there will need to be a continuous increase in the availability of renewable energy for heating purposes. Buildings used by the public sector serve as role models and achieve "clean" returns on investment as a result of using geothermal energy.

Office buildings, public sector - setting an example for compliance with EnEV and "clean" return on investment
Industrial buildings - opportunity to cut energy costs by a significant amount

Industrial buildings - opportunity to cut energy costs by a significant amount

Energy costs account for 5-15% of the operating costs of a company. Industrial buildings are easy to heat quickly, but are also quick to cool down. Merely by exchanging an old heating system for a geothermal system, energy consumption can be reduced by more than 60% in many cases – if this is coupled with building restoration work, the savings can amount to as much as 90%.

Food retail stores - 50% reduction in energy costs

Food retail stores are heated for much of the year, while the waste heat from cooling systems is disposed of using fans, which consume a lot of energy. With a smart climate concept using geoKOAX geothermal heat exchange technology, waste heat can be pumped into the ground, where it can be stored in geothermal reservoirs to provide heat as and when required. This will reduce energy costs per sqm by as much as 50% or more.

Food retail stores - 50% reduction in energy costs
Hospitals - geothermal energy takes pressure off tight budgets

Hospitals - geothermal energy takes pressure off tight budgets

According to the Fraunhofer Institute, the average hospital uses approx. 2,700 liters/594 gallons of heating oil and approx. 8,000 kWh of electricity annually per bed. This is well above the energy consumption of a family in a modern single-family home. Our case studies from various hospitals showcase best-in-class energy concepts with fully optimized operating costs using geoKOAX technology.

Railway points and open spaces - much more cost-effective than electric heat

Geothermal heating of railway points have already yielded costs savings of more than 40 % in pilot projects. The German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn (DB), uses electric heating systems to heat approx. 60.000 points in winter. In Germany alone, this consumes around 230 GWh annually, which could be replaced in large part in an environmentally friendly way by geothermal heat.

Railway points and open spaces - much more cost-effective than electric heat
Bridges and runways - safety for high-risk zones in winter

Bridges and runways - safety for high-risk zones in winter

Geothermal heating systems for open spaces make a valuable contribution to improved traffic safety and to protection of the environment. Certain areas, which can become dangerous in winter (ramps, hospital entrances, roads, pedestrianized precincts etc) can be kept free of snow and ice. The result: fewer accidents on slippery surfaces, fewer injuries and damage to property, no plowing, no need to use de-icing salt.

Greenhouses - fruit and vegetables grow better using geothermal energy

As greenhouses are very expensive, geothermal energy offers an attractive alternative to support the ripening process of vegetables and fruit across large areas.

Greenhouses - fruit and vegetables grow better using geothermal energy

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