Geocooling with integrated PCM thermal energy storage in a commercial building

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dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, P.-
dc.contributor.authorTurner, William J. N.-
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Donal-
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-08T11:28:57Z-
dc.date.available2020-09-08T11:28:57Z-
dc.date.copyright2017 Elsevieren_US
dc.date.issued2018-02-01-
dc.identifier.citationEnergyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/11543-
dc.description.abstractGeocooling and thermal energy storage (TES) are two strategies that could help alleviate the energy and carbon emission burden from cooling commercial buildings. This simulation study analyses the potential for geocooling, both with and without TES, in a Mediterranean climate. Spherically-encapsulated phase change material (PCM) was used as the thermal storage medium in the TES system. A PCM TES tank model was developed and validated within the TRNSYS environment. Using a small, lightweight commercial building as a case study, it was found that electricity savings of between 24 and 45% are possible from combining geocooling with TES, when compared to a system based on a reference ground-source heat pump (GSHP).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Irelanden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity College Dublinen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsThis is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy (144, (2018)) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.12.029en_US
dc.subjectThermodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectGeocooling Phase change material (PCM)en_US
dc.subjectThermal energy storage (TES)en_US
dc.subjectStorage tanken_US
dc.subjectRenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectHVACen_US
dc.subjectPhase-change materialsen_US
dc.subjectHeat storageen_US
dc.titleGeocooling with integrated PCM thermal energy storage in a commercial buildingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherdonal.finn@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume144en_US
dc.identifier.startpage865en_US
dc.identifier.endpage876en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2017.12.029-
dc.neeo.contributorMcKenna|P.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorTurner|William J. N.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFinn|Donal|aut|-
dc.date.updated2020-01-17T11:04:44Z-
dc.identifier.grantid15/SPP/E3125-
dc.identifier.grantidTREN/FP7EN/218895/ GROUNDMED-
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