Utilising unused energy resources for sustainable heating and cooling system in buildings: A case study of geothermal energy and water sources in a University

Kwon Sook Park, Seiyong Kim

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Abstract

Recently, Korea has become increasingly interested in unused, but possibly useful energy resources, due to the world-wide controversy over nuclear power and limitations in renewable energy production. Among these unused resources, the water that is produced in our surroundings is available as a potential energy source for heating, cooling and domestic hot water. This water is relatively stable on the supply side, available as a high-efficiency source in all seasons, and is continuously replenished without polluting the environment. This paper analyses the energy savings generated based on the actual use of a sustainable heating and cooling system that operates using the water escaping from a nearby building. The results indicate the value of protecting the environment as well as reducing energy consumption and associated costs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1836
JournalEnergies
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Building energy efficiency
  • Sustainable system
  • Underground water
  • University building
  • Unused energy resource

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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