The ideal building for ground source heat pup technology is probably an ‘out of town’ business park consisting of modern office buildings carefully designed to balance heating and cooling loads. Typically a development of this nature has external areas, off the construction critical path, which are ideal for the installation of ground loop heat exchangers. Energy centres can be independent of the office buildings making for clarity and ease of use and maintenance.

In the UK, the principal office building activity is currently taking place in central London where planning policy is being rigidly enforced requiring developers to demonstrate reduced carbon footprints through the use of renewable energy. Whilst more challenging to construct, these developments can incorporate ground source heat pump technology.

Mimer Energy will construct the heating and cooling infrastructure to deliver heating and cooling to the building end users. This approach relieves the developer from the capital cost burden of renewable energy and guarantees the building meets its renewable energy or carbon targets for the end users.