The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has announced plans to develop an American National Standards Institute third-party accredited standard for the construction of vertical boreholes used in closed-loop ground source heat pump systems.
The Versatec™ Base combines high efficiency and value-added features in a compact water-source heat pump for water loop and geothermal applications. Tthe heat pump model is said to exceed American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1 efficiencies.
The Dow Chemical Co. has expanded its strategic relationship with ChemPoint.com, a leading e-distributor of fine and specialty chemicals, to supply DOWFROST™ and DOWTHERM™ glycol-based heat transfer fluids.
The XT Series Models 024-048 packaged geothermal heat pumps are now standard with the all-aluminum microchannel air coil by Delphi®. According to the manufacturer, the all-aluminum coil utilizes 40 percent less material than a standard tube-and-fin copper/aluminum coil.
Since the tax credit program became available, all types of geothermal options have been on the minds of the building community. The earth loop, often referred to as the refrigerant loop, may be installed in three different configurations: diagonal, vertical, and horizontal.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of a report — Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Installations: Experiences, Improvements and Tools — that DOE says demonstrates hybrid ground-source heat pumps (GSHP) as a viable solution to reduce energy use in commercial buildings.
Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning has announced the addition of two high-efficiency systems to its HVAC product line. Holtzople’s line now features geothermal systems from Trane and solar ready systems from Lennox.
EnLink Geoenergy Services, a leading builder of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, announced that it has won a $3.8 million contract for a portion of the Ball State University GHP system in Muncie, Ind., said to be the largest geothermal energy system in the country.
SageSim™ LLC, a leading provider of return-on-investment (ROI) simulation technology, has announced the availability of SageSim-es™ (SageSim Energy System Simulator), a simulation application designed to quickly model and optimize energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications.