Case Studies

The list below showcases examples where geothermal ‘Earth Energy’ is being used for heating, cooling and processing applications. New Zealand and international examples.

Use the links to go to the GNS Science Earth Energy webpage where you can search and view these case studies.

Case Studies

Space heating and cooling
District Heating using seawater.pdf (216.32 kB)
GHP – Christchurch home.pdf (201.28 kB)
GHP – Kapiti home.pdf (213.73 kB)
GHP – Manuka Point Lodge.pdf (247.63 kB)
GHP – Queenstown home.pdf (250.99 kB)
GHP – Wairakei golf.pdf (243.63 kB)
GHP – Wanaka home.pdf (1.01 MB)
Home heating – Taupo.pdf (249.32 kB)
Space heating – Alpin Motel.pdf (243.11 kB)
Space heating – Christchurch airport.pdf (280.73 kB)
Space cooling using lake water.pdf (246.63 kB)
Industrial/commercial heating
Aquaculture – Huka Prawn Park.pdf (237.58 kB)
Horticulture – Plenty Flora.pdf (250.10 kB)
Paper Processing – Asaleo.pdf (278.99 kB)
Timber drying – Tenon.pdf (284.15 kB)
Tourism & heating
Tourism – Hanmer Springs.pdf (233.32 kB)
Tourism – Te Puia.pdf (237.82 kB)
Tourism – Whakarewarewa.pdf (288.46 kB)
Electricity Gneration
Electricity – Wairakei.pdf (239.02 kB)
Electricity – Rotokawa.pdf (260.48 kB)