The Effective of Using Geothermal in Jordanian Buildings: Case Study Building of American University in Madaba City – Jordan
Seeing that a substantial portion of Jordan's primary energy use is expended on heating, cooling, and supplying power to residential and industrial buildings, geothermal technology has considerable ability to generate and produce both thermal and electrical technology on a national scale. Some of the most exciting renewable technologies for thermal control of buildings are low geothermal energy, which uses nearly steady and mild ground temperatures as either a heat source or a tank during the year. This research aims to study the possibility to reduce the lost energy used in the existing and future building using Geothermal energy in the building land boundary through analyzing the case studies of residential and institutional buildings that applied the geothermal system. The results showed that using the geothermal system in Jordanian buildings using a depth of 20 meters is sufficient to gain the energy needed for the traditional residential building with an area up to 300 square meters. Also, applying the geothermal energy system in the existing buildings by drilling the well is possible in the front setback.