Use of geothermal piles combined with pile foundations




heat pumps, energy pile, geothermal energy, energy efficiency


The possibility of use of geothermal piles in conditions of cold climate is considered. Full-scale experiment is conducted for using this technology in Kiev. Obtained results testify about a possibility for using the system in conditions of Ukraine, but this technology requires more detailed study and simulation of multiannual cycle of use of geothermal piles 

Author Biography

Ivan Kuzytskyi, Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture Povitroflotskyi ave., 31, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680

Department of Heat Engineering


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