In the case of a new building, the investment cost for a ground source heat pump system is largely determined by the cost of drilling for access to geothermal energy. In many situations involving new, tight constructions of a single-family home, there is only the need to drill a single borehole to satisfy the building's heating and cooling requirements.
Energy costs account for 5-15 % of the operating costs of a company. Many industrial buildings heat up quickly but cool down quickly as well. By replacing an old heating system with a geothermal system, energy consumption can be reduced by more than 60 % in many cases – if this is coupled with building envelop retrofit work, the savings can amount to as much as 90 %.
Food retail stores are heated for much of the year and the waste heat from refrigeration and freezing systems is dissipated to the atmosphere consuming large amounts of energy. With a smart climate concept using GEOKOAX geothermal heat exchange technology, wasted heat can be transferred into the ground, stored and then retrieved when heat is required for the building reducing energy costs by 50 % or more.
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.
Heating greenhouses is expensive and geothermal energy offers an attractive alternative to support this rapidly increasing source for the production of agricultural products.
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