CEN Workshop Kick-off Meeting

The consortium of the GEOFIT H2020 project, funded by the EU, has been working during 4 years on an integrated industrially driven action aimed at the deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This action includes the use of 5 demonstration sites as open case studies in 4 CEN member states and corresponding different climates, featuring different representative technical scenarios/business models.

The creation of a CEN Workshop to develop specific guidelines that aid to the viable and cost-effective use of advanced enhanced geothermal systems was identified by the project consortium as a very useful way to disseminate the GEOFIT project findings and results, in accordance with the dissemination activities carried out to facilitate the acceptance and utilization by the market of the developed solutions through the interaction with the standardization system.

Thanks to the project partner UNE, the CEN Workshop on ‘Design and installation guidelines for a building retrofitting concept based on EGS’ held its kick-off meeting last Tuesday March 29th, 2022.

The kick-off started with a brief presentation of all participants, followed by an introduction of the CEN/CENELEC and the Workshop concept. Several interested stakeholders were invited, and Marco Calderoni, as Geofit coordinator, gave a brief introduction of the project.

The Workshop structure was approved during the meeting (Marco Calderoni from R2M as WS chairperson, Ana Benedicto from UNE as WS secretariat, and Antonio Galindo from COMSA as the leader of the document writing, together will all WS participants – Geofit partners and open to everyone).

The main objective is to publish the CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) by October 2022. During the kick-off, participants held first discussions on the first draft of the CWA.

For more information on the project plan, visit https://www.cencenelec.eu/news-and-events/news/2022/workshop/2022-02-25-egs/

CEN Workshop on ‘Design and installation guidelines for a building retrofitting concept based on EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems)’

GEOFIT partners identified the creation of a CEN workshop as a useful way to disseminate the GEOFIT project findings and results in accordance with the dissemination activities carried out to facilitate the acceptance and utilization by the market of the developed solutions through the interaction with the standardization system.

Thanks to the participation of UNE, the CEN Workshop on ‘Design and installation guidelines for a building retrofitting concept based on EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems)’ is a reality, and the kick-off meeting will be held on March 29th, 2022, from 9.00 to 12.30.

The scope of the Workshop is to develop specific guidelines that aid to the viable and cost effective use of advanced EGS by introducing a novel concept on building retrofitting based on geothermal energy and EGS, through the integration and validation of a suite of technologies, tools and methods facilitating their easy application and massive deployment.

Event information

Date: 29th March, 2022

Time: Online from 9.00 to 12.30 CET

Agenda: You can find the project plan, full programme and more information for registration here

Buffer tank (Sant Cugat pilot)
Boreholes drilling (Sant Cugat pilot)

Works in Aran pilot site start!

The GEOFIT project landed on the Aran Islands and is retrofitting a house by means of a geothermal heat pump!

The Spanish drilling company Catalana de Perforacions arrived on site with their equipment and will drill a 100 m borehole in the house’s garden.

GEOFIT is showcasing the added value of geothermal heating and cooling in different kinds of buildings across Europe. The Aran demonstration site is the only one addressing a residential home.

After drilling the borehole, the existing radiators will be partially replaced by a low temperature underfloor heating system which runs at lower temperature, thereby improving the efficiency of the heat pump.

Shipment of Catalana de Perforacions equipment to the Aran islands
Ready to start the drilling works at the only residential GEOFIT pilot