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Thermal Performance of Wet Swales Designed as Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Systems for Water Management and Energy Saving

Instituto de Obras Civiles, Universidad Austral de Chile, General Lagos 2085, Campus de Miraflores, 5090000 Valdivia, Chile
GITECO, School of Civil Engineering, University of Cantabria, Avenida de los Castros s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain
Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, Polytechnic School of Mieres, Campus of Mieres, University of Oviedo Stormwater Engineering Research Team (UOStormwater), 33600 Mieres, Spain
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry CV8 3LG, UK
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1433;
Published: 5 November 2018
Lack of city space and conventional drainage systems failures have derived in the need to implement Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) techniques which provide multifunctional areas capable of managing stormwater, treating the pollutants present in the runoff, bringing back biodiversity to the urban environment, and providing amenity whilst improving livability. In this context, swales were studied as a potential multifunctional GSI for water management and energy saving. This research successfully proposed the combination of a wet swale with a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system. The materials used within the cross section of a standard wet swale provided good isolation properties within the temperature performance ranges (20–50 °C), showing great potential for a swale to be developed together with GSHP elements, opening a new research area for water management and energy saving.
Keywords: GSHP; stormwater BMPs; SUDS; WSUD GSHP; stormwater BMPs; SUDS; WSUD
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Andrés-Valeri, V.C.; Sañudo-Fontaneda, L.A.; Rey-Mahía, C.; Coupe, S.J.; Alvarez-Rabanal, F.P. Thermal Performance of Wet Swales Designed as Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Systems for Water Management and Energy Saving. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1433.

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