ICAX provides consulting services to advise on the design of ground source energy systems that can achieve long term sustainable heating and cooling systems. The advice is based on thermal models that have been developed by ICAX over many years of research to achieve thermal equilibrium. ICAX clients for these Thermal Modelling services have included Mott MacDonald, Tesco, Highways Agency, REHAU, Telford & Wrekin Borough Council, Merton Borough Council, and the European Union.
Ground source energy presents a very large opportunity to recycle energy but the control mechanisms involved need to be sophisticated to achieve strong results from relatively subtle heat transfers. Good results are unlikely to be achieved from an unassisted ground source heat pump. Detailed thermal modelling based on a firm understanding of the building, its geology and heating and cooling loads are needed to achieve long term sustainable savings of money (and CO2 emissions).
ICAX™ is a cleantech company helping to meet the demand for on-site renewable energy and sustainable development by using interseasonal heat stores to achieve low carbon buildings.
ICAX Limited provides a turnkey package for meeting sustainable energy targets on construction projects. We undertake design and installation to ensure that heating and cooling needs are met in a sustainable way. ICAX provides a complete range of services from initial feasibility through design and delivery, to in use maintenance.
ICAX achieves this with Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ – a complementary integration of well tried technologies.
ICAX Limited provides turnkey packages for maintaining aircraft parking stands ice free and snow free using renewable energy collected from the same surfaces in summer. Solar heat energy is stored in underground Thermalbanks until needed in winter to ensure surfaces are maintained above the freezing point of water. We undertake design and installation to ensure that de-icing is provided in a sustainable way to increase the winter resilience of airports. This service is based on extensive thermal modelling techniques which have been refined following experience from live projects.
ICAX also pursues research into energy efficiency in the built environment, solar thermal collection from asphalt roads and roof surfaces, long term solar thermal storage with a view to reducing green house gas emissions. ICAX has been involved in award-winning research and development projects in building physics, thermal energy storage and energy-efficient buildings for many years.
ICAX uses its extensive experience in thermal modelling to research the use of new building materials and to ensure that its commercial designs are tuned to maximise the saving of energy and optimise scarce resources.