Geothermal Heat Pumps

GEO Comments on EPA Rulemaking

Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking

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.


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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”


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Training Track: Oct. 13, 2014

Design of Commercial Ground-source Heat Pumps

The course examines the economic analysis of ground-source equipment versus more traditional systems and what is necessary to design an effective and efficient ground-source system. 


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Illinois Examines GHP Amendment

Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual

The group’s amendment would allow GHPs to be compared to 80 percent efficient natural gas furnaces; include the desuperheater water heating efficiencies of GHPs; recognize the true cost of air-source heat pumps; raise the average by 54 percent; and extend the useful life of a GHP from 18 to 25 years.


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Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Leaders Work for Federal Definition by End of 2014

Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.


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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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