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Energies 2018, 11(7), 1836; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11071836

Utilising Unused Energy Resources for Sustainable Heating and Cooling System in Buildings: A Case Study of Geothermal Energy and Water Sources in a University

Department of Architecture, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 30 June 2018 / Accepted: 10 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: unused energy resource; sustainable system; underground water; building energy efficiency; university building unused energy resource; sustainable system; underground water; building energy efficiency; university building
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Park, K.S.; Kim, S. Utilising Unused Energy Resources for Sustainable Heating and Cooling System in Buildings: A Case Study of Geothermal Energy and Water Sources in a University. Energies 2018, 11, 1836.

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