Energy Foundations - Potential for Ireland

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Title: Energy Foundations - Potential for Ireland
Authors: Hemmingway, Phil
Long, Michael (Michael M.)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3684
Date: Mar-2011
Abstract: With one of the highest energy dependencies in the European Union, Ireland must adapt quickly to renewable energy technologies or risk paying the penalty in the form of high energy prices in years to come. Escalating energy costs have led to a renewed interest in alternative energy technologies and ground source energy is one such resource which is being increasingly considered. This paper presents some of the practical considerations of energy foundations, evidenced from the installation of a number of test energy piles. In addition, a preliminary feasibility study of an energy foundation system for a planned university administrative building and an overview of the current status of ground source energy technology in Ireland are presented. Building heating and cooling loads are estimated based on high building energy standards which the university hopes to implement in all building projects going forward. The proposed energy foundation system is shown to have the capacity to provide the heating and cooling base loads for the building
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Copyright (published version): 2011 ASCE
Keywords: Energy foundations;Energy piles;Geothermal;Ground source;EED;Renewable energy
Subject LCSH: Renewable energy sources--Ireland
Geothermal resources--Ireland
Ground source heat pump systems--Ireland
DOI: 10.1061/41165(397)48
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Han, J. and Alzamora, D.A. (eds.). Geo‐Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering Proceedings of the Geo‐Frontiers 2011 Conference
Conference Details: Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, Texas, March 13-16, 2011
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Biosystems and Food Engineering Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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