Design and modelling of a thermal acclimatization system by using the underground geothermal stability. Destined for structures with high transit
In the national territory the underground temperature at a depth of 5 m and above starts to be more or less stable, irrespective of the external weather conditions. This thermal stability implies that in the summer the underground is considerably colder than the external temperature, while in the winter it is more pleasant and favourable compared to the external temperature.
Out of this environmental, social and technological framework comes the idea of studying the potential use of the structural pillars that serve as a foundation for the buildings or constructions, to incorporate inside them the geothermal probes necessary for the harnessing of the underground geothermal energy. In this way the additional drillings for the installation of the required geothermal probes, among other things, will be avoided.
In this respect, the outcome intended for the project mentioned above is the thermal acclimatization of those public buildings by making use of the geothermal stability of the earth´s crust, which during the summer months allows to absorb energy from the environment in the form of heat and during the cold months of winter to release energy ain the form of heat to the exterior. Thus, the result is reducing the energy consumption or replacing the consumed energy with a clean free energy, by this understanding that it is not necessary to generate energy but only process it. In both cases the environmental impact will be reduced due to the reduction on the consumption of natural resources.