Our latest paper introduces a tabulated tool that aids in the early design of geothermal systems, by providing estimates of the system’s efficiency according to the chosen energy piles field configuration and heat pump sizing. Direct link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110178 The paper can be downloaded FOR FREE for 50 days at this link:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037877882031152X?dgcid=author Abstract Geothermal systems are… Read More New paper on geothermal energy published
We published a new article! Highlights of the paper, available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101387: A novel method for the accurate calculation of total setpoint variations. Effects of real system losses are better represented than with component assessment Simulations of annual energy consumption compare losses for new and old building. A common platform to compare emission efficiency under… Read More New paper published: “A novel method for calculating heat emitter and controller configuration setpoint variations with EN15316-2”.
Our Special Issue with MDPI titled “Energy Performance and Indoor Climate Analysis in Buildings” (18 papers) is available for free download here: https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/1828#Engineering #energy #Sustainability #Science #civilengineering
Our special issue with @MDPIOpenAccess “Energy and Technical Building Systems – Scientific and Technological Advances” (10 papers published) is now fully and freely available in pdf at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/special_issues/energy_and_built_environment #Engineering #energy #energyefficiency #Sustainability #HVAC
“Sabbatical Leave” is the first tale of “The Adventures of Prof. Gideon Longbottom”. The evil researcher hates the world, and particularly his students with their smartphones always at hand. He therefore takes a Sabbatical leave to close himself into a laboratory in the cellar, for designing a weapon of mass destruction…with some (dark) humour. Quantum… Read More “Sabbatical Leave” – a new track
Sector coupling is a concept referring to the electrification of end-use sectors (e.g. heating and transport); it aims at increasing the share of renewable energy (solar, hydro, geothermal, wind, bioenergy, waste heat…) in these sectors.In practice, this is a strategy “to provide greater flexibility to the energy system so that decarbonisation can be achieved in… Read More Sector coupling in urban districts – an opportunity towards decarbonisation
“Funky Matters” (a play with words) is a song/essay about the discoveries as well as the uncertainties of Particle Physics. Funk and jazz structures and rhythms develop on a metal arrangement, with clean singing and choruses to sing along with (lyrics below). #nerdmetal Quantum Prana: Vocals, guitar, bass; lyrics, production Second Order Effects: Keyboards Klas… Read More A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal
A short and coincise presentation I gave in Trondheim (Norway) on 7.11.19, which summarizes the parametric study reported in the conference paper (see the link below). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 Here is the presentation: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337111301_Parametric_study_for_the_long_term_energetic_performance_of_geothermal_energy_piles
Here you can download the pdf (open access): https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 I will give the talk next week at the 1st Nordic nZEB+ conference in Trondheim, Norway! Abstract: Geothermal energy constitutes an important renewable resource that will become increasingly prominent in future constructions. A common method of extraction and usage consists of installing, inside the foundation piles… Read More Conference paper on geothermal energy now published
Following the Taoist aim at simplicity, I have redesigned the website with a simpler layout, and cleared up all the pages from redundancies. Hopefully now everything is more accessible, go and have a look!