Underground Energy


The exploitation of the underground temperature differential of the earth for heating and cooling buildings is a well established technology in northern Europe and America, but, in the UK, it is only in recent years that we have seen its potential as an important contributor to reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Three approaches are presented in this seminar - underground thermal storage, energy piles and ground to air heat exchange, all of which are illustrated with recent projects and case studies in the UK.


  • Underground Thermal Energy Storage, Richard Shennan, Fulcrum
  • Energy Piles in the UK, Tony Amis, Skanska
  • Ground to Air Heat Exchange, Mike Moseley, Rehau and Mark Skelly, Skelly & Couch www.skellyandcouch.com
  • Interseasonal Heath Transfer, Mark Hewitt, ICAX

This seminar is produced in conjunction with The Building Centre’s current major exhibition, Underground: London’s Hidden Infrastructure.

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