The organizations share a common interest in advancing the geothermal/ground-source heat pump industry
December 25, 2015
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen and expand the complementary relationship between the two associations.
Fund Honors Kirk Mescher, an engineer who specialized in HVAC
December 14, 2015
The scholarship award is designed to assist teaching faculty interested in developing course material on GSHP or otherwise providing geothermal heat pump information to students; students interested in a career in HVAC and interested in attending an ASHRAE conference or course addressing GSHP; and practicing engineers, teaching faculty, or students who have an idea for an elegant way to achieve greater energy efficiency.
The 30 percent federal tax credit for residential geothermal heating and cooling installations (as well as solar and wind) is set to expire at the end of 2016. This is an irrefutable fact, but everything else surrounding the tax credit remains in a state that is best described as limbo.
The website is tuned to draw maximum traffic from Internet users
August 31, 2015
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) announced that its website has been completely redesigned, with easier and more intuitive access to content that offers basic information about geothermal heating and cooling for consumers, plus technical and policy information for industry professionals and decision makers.
Bill extends tax credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property through 2021
June 29, 2015
The New Energy for America Act extends Investment Tax Credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property for five years beyond their current sunset date of Dec. 31, 2016, through the end of 2021.
Organization Pushes for Recognition of GHPs as Renewable Energy Source
March 16, 2015
The Geothermal Exchange Organization is backing efforts in a number of states to change public policies that currently fail to recognize geothermal heat pumps as a renewable source of energy and an efficient way to satisfy the thermal loads of buildings.
Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking
December 15, 2014
In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.