Ground Source Seminar
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Homerton College, Cambridge University

The GSHPA ran a well attended and lively seminar which brought together academia, government and commercial interests at an exciting time for the Association. The GSHPA has been working with DECC, MCS, BDA, the HPA and universities to develop standards for the ground source industry and, after a long gestation period, the Renewable Heat Incentive is introduced on 28 November 2011.

You can see copies of the presentations if you click on the titles below.

Update on academic developments

Ground Source Heat in the SEREN project Dr Robert Francis, Cardiff University
Thermal Behaviour of Piles as Heat Exchangers Fleur Loveridge, Southampton University
Soil-structure and thermal piles - design - research Kenichi Soga, Cambridge University
Advances in modelling GSHP performance Simon Rees, De Montford University
Thermal properties data for ground collector loop design Jon Busby, British Geological Survey
Summary of outstanding research issues Duncan Nicholson, Ove Arup & Partners

Update on ground source industry

DECC: RHPP, HP Field Trials, IEA Penny Dunbabin, DECC
GSHPA Vertical Borehole Standard David Matthews, GSHPA
GSHPA Thermal Pile Standard Duncan Nicholson, Ove Arup & Partners
Geothermal Drilling Accreditation Brian Stringer, British Drilling Association
Overview of MIS 3005 Accreditation Chris Wickins, DECC
Borehole design charts and thermal conductivity Robin Curtis, Mimer Energy Ltd