Challenge
The need for rapid growth of the application of geothermal heating and cooling technology in most Member States will be a challenge in terms of market development, increasing consumer/developer appeal and encouraging new participants to join the GSHP installation industry (mostly SMEs) as well as meeting cost and quality expectations.
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Objectives
GEOTeCH project aims to stimulate and promote greater utilization of renewable heating and cooling using shallow geothermal GSHP systems through advancement of innovative drilling and ground heat exchanger technologies that are significantly more cost-effective, affordable and efficient than current technology.
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Socio-economic impact
The Energy Efficiency Directive sets out measures to achieve further savings in energy supply and use. Indeed buildings represent one of the biggest potential of unused energy savings. They are responsible for about 40% energy use and 80% of CO2 emissions.
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Consortium as a whole

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a publicly funded UK University, acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and continues to be ranked within the top 100 universities in theRead More...

Università degli Studi di Padova

The University of Padova (Università degli Studi di Padova) was founded in 1222 and comprises many Faculties (Engineering, Medicine, Law, etc.); at present about 65,000 students in several subjects with more thanRead More...

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

KU Leuven is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure (EUR 365 million in 2012), and is a charter member of LERU. KU LeuvenRead More...

University of Bologna

In conformity with the principles of the Italian Constitution and the Magna Charta of the Universities, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest University on the Western world, is aRead More...

Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPVLC) has a long experience on RTD studies and has participated in a large number of projects funded by the EC. The UPVLC is the second universityRead More...

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) is a publicly funded UK University that provides education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and conducts world-leading research. De Montfort University works with industry and public organizations toRead More...

Tecnalia Research & Innovation

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain andRead More...

HiRef S.p.A.

HIREF S.P.A. member of the Galletti Group, was founded in 2001 as a company focused on the production of air conditioning units for technological environments (Data Centers and telecommunications shelters); today theRead More...

Geothex B.V.

Around 2006 the founders of the Company started with the idea of developing a ground heat exchanger(HE) for heat pump applications in residential housings and commercial buildings. The roots of these foundersRead More...

STÜWA Konrad Stükerjürgen GmbH

Company found in 1883 with factories only in Germany. Company is family owned with international reputation. Head office in Rietberg with production plant for PVC PE, stainless steel, geothermal probes and allRead More...

Armengol & Ros Consultors i Associats, SLP

ARCbcn, a private company (SME), is an engineering study aimed at the design of technical systems developed in various branches of engineering, energy efficiency, urban planning, project management and security, adapted toRead More...

COMSA INDUSTRIAL

COMSA INDUSTRIAL is a subsidiary company of COMSA CORPORATION, a major infrastructure and engineering group with over €1,7 billion turnover, 10.000 employees and active in 25 countries. COMSA INDUSTRIAL is an industrialRead More...

Conrad Stanen BV

Conrad Stanen is a company based in the Netherlands that develops and produces a large diversity of customerspecific vertical drilling rigs, for more than 100 years, around the globe. Conrad Stanen BVRead More...

Groenholland Geo-Energiesystemen BV

Groenholland has been active in the field of geothermal energy since 1997, specializing in the design, manufacturing, installing and maintaining turn-key heat pump energy plants. This includes the design and realisation ofRead More...

D’Appolonia S.p.A.

D’Appolonia S.p.A., part of the RINA Group, is the largest fully independent Italian firm providing consulting & engineering services to Clients belonging both to the public and the private sector. The companyRead More...

Solintel M&P S. L.

SOLINTEL M&P is a high-tech SME specialized in engineering and consulting for different industrial sectors. SOLINTEL has been in charge during many years of many different types of industrial projects among differentRead More...