Geological Data for GSHP

In order to design a ground source heat pump installation correctly, an in depth geological understanding is required in order to clearly define the system requirements. Site conditions need to be investigated and clearly defined so the design team can assess the requirements and size the ground heat exchanger.

The thermal properties of the ground conditions is what defines the project, it is therefore imperative that these figures are known prior to starting any work. Some EU countries have this information available online.

In the following European Geological Data for GSHP file you can find general information for each EU country, including the web address for its National Geological Survey.

Some sites contain information specific for ground heat exchanger design.

Austria Geological Survey of Austria – GBA
Belgium Geological Survey of Belgium – GSB
Bulgaria Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Geological Institute “Strashimir Dimitrov”
Cyprus Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Geological Survey Department – GSD
Czech Republic Czech Geological Survey – CGS
Denmark Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland – GEUS
Estonia Geological Survey of Estonia – EGK
Finland Geological Survey of Finland – GTK
France Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres – BRGM
Germany Bundesanstalt für Geowissenshaften und Rohstoffe – BGR
Greece Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration – IGME
Hungary Geological Institute of Hungary – MAFI
Ireland Geological Survey of Ireland – GSI
Italy Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale – ISPRA
Latvia Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Agency – LEGMA
Lithuania Geological Survey of Lithuania – LGT
Malta Malta is the only EU country without a geological survey or geological service.
The Netherlands Built Environment and Geosciences National Geological Survey – TNO
Poland Polish Geological Institute – PGI
Portugal Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia – LNEG
Romania Geological Institute of Romania – GIR
Slovak Republic State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur – SGUDS

If you have further information on any other EU country please email us.