Bosch Thermotechnology, a division of Robert Bosch North America, announced the launch of a national geothermal awareness campaign today, Earth Day 2015, to raise public awareness and understanding of geothermal heating and cooling and its environmental benefits.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technology to Reduce Energy Reliance by 65 Percent
June 16, 2014
Rockline Industries announced that it has installed the nation’s largest single geothermal heating and cooling system for use in a production facility. The use of geothermal technology at the 1.2 million-square-foot plant, in Booneville, Arkansas, is expected to reduce Booneville’s reliance on overall energy and natural gas by 65 percent.
With heating and cooling accounting for 40 to 50 percent of power consumption in nonresidential buildings, it highlights the need to increase energy efficiency in these buildings, and geothermal heating and cooling may hold the key, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
Williams Comfort Air and its parent company DEFENDER Direct, which specializes in the sales, installation, and servicing of heating, cooling, and plumbing systems throughout central Indiana, have received patent approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the Williams Vertizontal™ ground loop installation process.
Championed by the new California Geothermal Heat Pump Lobby Coalition (CalGeo), AB 2339 passed in the Senate on Aug. 28 with a 36-0 vote then returned to the Assembly the following day where it also passed unanimously with a 79-0 vote.
As geothermal heat pump technology continues to grow in popularity, more contractors are starting to install pond loop systems. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Sean Hogan, technical trainer, ClimateMaster, will present a 60-minute webinar specifically focusing on the various aspects of the pond loop configuration.
Wolff Bros. Supply Inc., an HVAC distributorship in Medina, Ohio, announced that it will host a geothermal expo featuring a hands-on, multi-station outdoor workshop and training arena for its HVAC, geothermal, and drilling customers.