Truly Renewable Heating & Cooling
Thursday 5 December 2013
8 Fitzroy Street, London


The GSHPA's Fourth Technical Seminar brings together current thinking in the world of geothermal engineering and sustainable use of thermal energy storage in the ground on 5 December.


The keynote speech was given by Rt Hon Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change:
                     A review of the UK's renewable energy targets and the role of Ground Source Heat Pumps.

Keynote Speech

The journey to 30 million heat pumps by 2050 Rt Hon Greg Barker, DECC

Panel Session on RHI

Ground source heat pumps and the RHI - Panel Session Chris Davidson, GI Energy

Industry Sessions

GSHP systems need soft landings Sasha Krstanovic, AECOM
RHI Metering Dr Jennifer Moore, DECC
GSHP District Heating System Dave Pearson, Star Refrigeration Ltd
European Training - Geotrainet or alternatives Nic Wincott, NeoEnergy (Sweden) Ltd

Academic Sessions

City scale GSHP systems Prof Kenichi Soga, Cambridge University
Thermal response testing of thermal piles Fleur Loveridge, Southampton University
Residential GSHPs and Backup Heating Prof Jeffrey D Spitler, Oklahoma State University
Old mine workings for thermal energy    David Banks, Holymoor Consultancy Ltd
Glasgow Heat Maps for GSHP Bjorn Aaen and Nicholas Hytiris
Glasgow Caledonian University
Modelling of helical pipes in ground heat exchange design Michele De Carli & Angelo Zarrella,
Padua University

Panel Session on developing GSHPA Standards     

Vertical Borehole Standard Andy Howley
Shallow Ground Source Standard John Barker-Brown
Thermal Pile Standard Duncan Nicholson
Open Loop Standard John Findlay



GSHPA is grateful to its headline sponsors for this seminar from GI Energy and Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.