The meeting hosted at the Department of GeoSciences, University of Padua (Italy), on 12-13 April 2018 marked the beginning of the GEOCIVHIC EU project. All 19 project partners among which the Italian National Research Council – Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC), Project coordinator, and UNESCO through its Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe joined Daniel Marave De Lemus, EC Project Officer, to present the project and discuss about the work, objectives and expected outputs. The project goals were highlighted and leaders of the 8 work packages explained their roles and responsibilities and how consortium members might interact. The project duration is 4 years.
The cost and efficiency of existing geothermal systems, mostly based on vertical wells, to provide heating and cooling in buildings being retrofitted or renovated are not very competitive in particular when digging is difficult. The challenge is to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of geothermal systems for heating and cooling in individual installations being retrofitted.
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