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Application of an energy wall system for sustainable buildings and circular communities

Pouria Elahi

Application of an energy wall system for sustainable buildings and circular communities.

Rel. Marco Barla, Alessandra Insana. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Edile, 2024


This thesis explores sustainable energy solutions aimed at mitigating the environmental impact of fossil fuel consumption, with a particular focus on heating systems. The study centers on the implementation of a geothermal system within a newbuilding as part of the European ARV project in Trento, Italy. The primary objective is to enhance the efficiency of heating systems by using the Earth's stable temperature at depths of approximately 5 to 10 meters below the surface. This approach aims to minimize resource depletion and waste generation. The proposed geothermal system utilizes the Earth's natural temperature gradient to provide reliable heating. To address seasonal variations in energy demand, the thesis recommends integrating solar panels to ensure a consistent and sustainable energy supply throughout the year, thereby optimizing the overall system performance. The ARV project adopts a circular approach to minimize waste and promote sustainability, demonstrating how urban development can align with environmental objectives. In addition to technical considerations, the thesis emphasizes the project's commitment to environmental stewardship and the responsible use of natural resources. By adhering to these principles, the initiative seeks to influence future urban development towards more environmentally conscious energy practices. This research offers insights into the integration of sustainable energy solutions, focusing on geothermal and solar technologies, while emphasizing the project's dedication to circularity and environmental consciousness. Leveraging digital tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM-ACCA) facilitates accurate energy needs assessment and case study design, enhancing the precision and efficiency of the analysis. Overall, this research contributes to discussions on responsible energy practices, presenting a pathway towards a more sustainable and balanced energy future, free from reliance on fossil fuels.

Relators: Marco Barla, Alessandra Insana
Academic year: 2023/24
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 148
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Edile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-24 - CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Politecnico di Torino
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/30432
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