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Project goals

The project goal is the determination of the thermal properties of shallow geothermal potential in characteristic regions throughout the Republic of Croatia and promotion of application of ground source heat pump (GCHP) technology as renewable energy source.

Research will investigate use of heat pumps, coupled with borehole exchangers and connected to ground, for heating and cooling of already built buildings.

Experimental boreholes, that will be used for measuring ground thermal response (so called TRT – thermal response test), will be drilled along with geological supervision witch includes soil sampling and soil properties determination.

The mapping process of shallow geothermal potential

will create the preconditions for more effective implementation of GCHP for heating and cooling of buildings in Croatia, as it is the case in technologically most advanced countries.

Project goals Expected results
– the determination of the thermal properties of shallow geothermal potential in characteristic regions throughout the Republic of Croatia- raising public knowledge and awareness about use of shallow geothermal potential

– Student education about this type of renewable energy

– creation of geothermal potential variation map as result of acquired data and mapping process-creation of the preconditions for more effective implementation of GCHP systems for heating and cooling of buildings

-promotion of application of ground source heat pump technology as renewable energy source

-industry growth and expasnion of use of GCHP systems

-energy cost savings for customers and reduced energy demand for final beneficiaries

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