Ground Source Heating & Cooling Design

Ground source heating and cooling design service provides the client with integrate design, construction assistance and management of large size ground source heat pump systems, where simplified methods and procedures cannot be applied. The design service for big geothermal plants is able to satisfy all the cases where the traditional approaches and methodologies cannot be applied. It is based on an integrated design of the thermal and geothermal plants, on the assistance during the realization and on the support in the plant management. SERENGEO is able to offer a reliable design for ground source heating and cooling systems, thanks to:

  • the coupled use of geostatistical mapping of the underground;
  • the adoption of advanced design techniques;
  • the use of numerical modeling.

Target customers

The service is for public administrations, companies and stakeholders of the geothermal sectoras heat pumps producers, building companies, drillers and thermo-technical designers.

Projects and collaborations 


  • Focaccia, Tinti, Barbaresi (2018) “Simulation of Observed Temperature Field below a Building” Environmental Geotechnics, p. 1-39, doi: 10.1680/jenge.17.00105
    Cazorla-Marín, Montagud, Corberán, Tinti, Focaccia (2018) “Upgrade of the B2G dynamic geothermal heat exchanger model: Optimal location of the ground nodes” IGSHPA Conference and Expo, vol. 48
  • Focaccia, Tinti, Monti, Amidei, Bruno  (2016) “Shallow geothermal energy for industrial applications: A case study” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, p. 93-105, doi: 10.1016/j.seta.2016.05.003
  • Al-Khoury, Focaccia (2016) “A spectral model for transient heat flow in a double U-tube geothermal heat pump system”, Renewable Energy, vol. 85, p.195-205, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2015.06.031
  • Bruno, Tinti, Focaccia (2016) “Estimating Thermal Response Test Coefficients: Choosing Coordinate Space of The Random Function”, Mathematical Geoscience, p. 1-21, DOI 10.1007/s11004-015-9612-z

More publications

  • Tinti, Focaccia, Bruno (2015) “Thermal response test for shallow geothermal applications: a probabilistic analysis approach”, Geothermal Energy, vol.3, issue 6, doi:10.1186/s40517-015-0025-5
  • Tinti, Barbaresi, Benni et al. (2014) “Experimental analysis of shallow underground temperature for the assessment of energy efficiency potential of underground wine cellars” , Energy and Buildings, vol. 80, p. 451-460, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.06.002
  • Focaccia S. (2013) “Thermal response test numerical modeling by using a dynamic simulator”, Geothermal Energy, vol. 1, p. 3-14, ISSN: 2195-9706
  • Focaccia, Tinti (2013) “An innovative Borehole Heat Exchanger configuration with improved heat transfer”, Geothermics, vol. 48, p. 93-100, ISSN: 0375-6505
  • Focaccia, Bruno, Tinti (2013) “A software tool for Geostatistical Analysis of Thermal Response Test data: GA-TRT”, Computer and Geoscience, vol. 59, p. 163-170, ISSN: 0098-3004
  • Giambastiani, Tinti, Mendrinos, Mastrocicco (2014) “Energy performance strategies for the large scale introduction of geothermal energy in residential and industrial buildings: The GEO.POWER project”, Energy Policy, Volume 65, February 2014, Pages 315-322 M.