The Kick-off Meeting that marked the beginning of GEO4CIVHIC was held in Padua, at the Department of Geosciences, on 12th and 13th April: “Most Easy, Efficient and Low Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical buildings” coordinated by ISAC (coordinator Dr. Adriana Bernardi) within the call: LCE 17-2017: Easier to install and more efficient geothermal systems for retrofitting buildings (IA).