monastery Waghaeusel geothermal

Geothermal heating in historic monastery

Heat pump installed as part of building services renovation

We were responsible for planning the renovation of all building services at this historic monastery. The services include heating; ventilation; all electrical services, including telephone and computer networking; water services, incorporating rain water recycling. Special care had to be taken during planning and installation to comply with the listed-building status of the monastery.

80% of the total heating requirements of the monastery are now supplied from the soil by a ground-source heat pump. Heat is extracted from the ground through twelve heat exchangers, drilled vertically at 12m spacings. For economic reasons, the remaining heat is provided by an oil-fired boiler at peak times.