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Meet the Pilots: Aran Islands

BY AVRIL NÍ SHEARCAIGH The Aran Islands pilot site in this project is located on Árainn, the largest of the three Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland. This pilot’s focus is based on residential buildings. The Killeaney Cottages, pictured below, were selected and invited to participate. Eight of

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GEOFIT WORKSHOPS: Galway & Aran Islands

At the end of January we held two workshops in Ireland linked to two of our pilot sites, one located in Galway and the other in the Aran Islands. These pilot sites have different characteristics and represent different challenges for the demonstration of our project. In this post we will

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Geothermal Energy in Ireland & the GEOFIT Solution

On January 24th was held at National University of Ireland, Galway, a CPD Event open to the public on Geothermal Energy in Ireland and the solution of the GEOFIT project. The presentation was led by Ric Pasquali, President of the Irish Geothermal Association, and followed by talks on the GEOFIT

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On Forecasting Energy Demand in Buildings

Article by Eurecat Building Energy Demand Forecast Methodology (EDCE) For the optimal sizing and determination of the HVAC system in a building, the precise calculation of the energy demand is an essential task, especially in cases of geothermal installations, due to the fact that the effort and the costs of

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Workshop in Perugia

From November 21 to December 6, 2018, a workshop was held at the Perugia demonstration site with the following objectives: to establish a channel of communication with local stakeholders, define their needs and requirements, include them in the design and finally gather information on the existing building. The workshop was

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GEOFIT General Assembly in Sant Cugat

The GEOFIT consortium successfully held the General Assembly on 12 and 13 November 2018, in Sant Cugat del Vallès. The meeting was kindly organized by L’ Ajuntament de Sant Cugat, who also organized a valuable historical visit to the Sant Cugat Monastery, an on-site inspection of the pilot school site

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First Ground Survey in the Pilot Site of Sant Cugat

Our partner Catalana de Perforacions started the ground survey in one of Geofit’s demo sites, the school Els Pins in Sant Cugat del Vallès. Georadar and GPS were used to detect existing underground services and also to get the surface topography.

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Geofit at Sustainable Places 2018

Sustainable Places is an annual international conference who gathers stakeholders from leading organizations around the world to advance the state of art and play in one of the greatest challenges that our societies and their urban planners have ever faced: The need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term

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