Energy geostructures analysis and design

Starts:  Mar 20, 2018 9:00 AM (CET)
Ends:  Mar 22, 2018 5:00 PM (CET)


The application of environmentally friendly technologies that exploit renewable energy sources is key to follow international agreements for the development of low-carbon buildings and infrastructures.

Energy geostructures are an innovative, multifunctional technology that can be used to address the aforementioned challenge. By coupling the role of the ground structures with that of the geothermal heat exchangers, energy geostructures can serve as structural supports as well as heating and cooling elements for buildings and infrastructures.

The analysis and design of energy geostructures require the integrated knowledge of various aspects in the broad field of engineering. How can energy geostructures be analysed and designed from an energy point? What will be the energy performance of energy geostructures over time? How can energy geostructures be analysed and designed from a geotechnical and structural point of view? How can the coupled action of thermal and mechanical loads be considered through current standards and latest international recommendations?


Dates and schedule

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 – from 9 am to 5 pm

Course venue

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Course fee

1’900.- Swiss Francs*, including:

  • Course material
  • Three-month license of academic version of the Thermo-Pile software
  • Launches and refreshments

*10% special discount for contributing members of EPFL Alumni

Participants should bring their own laptop (for use during the practical application exercises).

Registration deadline

February 1, 2018


EPFL Innovation Park
Bâtiment E
Lausanne, CH -1015


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