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Smart Geothermal Systems

COST-EFFECTIVE ENHANCED

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT

BUILDING RETROFITTING

GEOFIT Project

The innovation project Geofit is developing a holistic and novel approach to geothermal retrofitting, which is cost-competitive, easy to install, and capable of providing efficient low-temperature heating & high-temperature cooling by using the most innovative tools and methods.

Buildings currently account for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions.
To drive the energy renovation of buildings we need solutions – and fast.

GEOFIT IS A 4-YEAR INNOVATION ACTION PROJECT
FUNDED BY THE EU'S HORIZON 2020 PROGRAMME

4

YEARS

24

PARTNERS

10

EU COUNTRIES

5

PILOT SITES

9

MILLION BUDGET

THE GEOFIT SOLUTION

Geofit as a whole offers many significant advantages that take geothermal systems to the next level, such as large
energy savings, integration into a single system for both cooling and heating, free environmental energy, high energy
efficiency, long-lasting system and very low maintenance.

Innovative Tools & Drilling Methods

Ground-penetrating radar.


Simulations of the drilling process.

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TECHNOLOGIES

Since retrofitting is a complex process, Geofit includes new technological components and methods.

BIM Methodology & IDDS Framework

New geothermal retrofitting project management tool-chains.


ICT and BIM tools for geothermal based retrofitting.

Innovative Tools & Drilling Methods

Ground-penetrating radar.


Simulations of the drilling process.

GEOFIT

TECHNOLOGIES

Since retrofitting is a complex process, Geofit includes new technological components and methods.

BIM Methodology & IDDS Framework

New geothermal retrofitting project management tool-chains.


ICT and BIM tools for geothermal based retrofitting.

Optimised Technology & Design Methods

Novel Geothermal Heat Exchanger Systems (GHEX), Ground Source Heat Pumps.


Advanced Heating & Cooling Systems.

Site Inspection & Risk Assessment Techniques

Structural health monitoring.

Low invasive risk assessment technologies.

PILOT SITES

GEOFIT is being successfully implemented in 5 pilot sites in Ireland, Italy, France and Spain.
The demonstration sites are open case studies representing various climates and situations found
throughout Europe, with different building types and different soil conditions.

Aran Islands

IRELAND

Residential Building

Perugia

ITALY

Historical Building

Bordeaux

FRANCE

Student Lab

Sant Cugat

SPAIN

Primary School

Galway

IRELAND

Sports Center

LATEST NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

We frequently publish news and articles to keep you informed of our latest findings and progress.
Learn with us about smart geothermal and help us spread the word!

Radar Technologies in GEOFIT

Our latest article by IDS GeoRadar on how this tech helps manage drilling & digging risks during Geothermal Retrofitting. Geothermal based building retrofitting involve complex…

GEOBIM for Geothermal Retrofitting

New article by IDP on Geographical and Building Information creating Integrated Environments. GEOFIT project represents a challenge and an opportunity for a geothermal…

LTH and HTC & energy efficiency

Learn more on how it helps increase the efficiency of ground source heat pumps with this article by Henrikki Pieskä (KTH) and Qian Wang (Uponor). A heat emission system is an integral…

GEOFIT articles now available on the Zenodo platform

GEOFIT has joined the Zenodo community, an open access repository platform where you will be able to find project data and scientific publications. Don’t hesitate to take a look…

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