Geothermal Heat Pumps

IGSHPA Keynote Urges Contractors to Stop Apologizing

Architect Calls Geothermal an Important Part of Reducing Energy Footprint of Buildings
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Architect Eric Corey Freed specializes in green designs and makes extensive use of geothermal heating and cooling. That experience led the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to invite him to deliver the keynote at this year’s Technical Conference and Expo. Here is a Q&A with Freed.


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Homeowners Warm Up to New Equipment

2013 Residential Heating Showcase Features Newest Products
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It’s time again for the annual Residential Heating Showcase. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them distinguish between brands.


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Sept. 4, 2013: Efficiency of Geothermal Attracts Nonresidential Users

Geothermal Technology Offers Long-Term Cost Savings
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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.


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RSES: Geothermal Systems Guide

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First in the Sustainability Series, the book “Understanding Geothermal Systems” is a comprehensive study and resource manual that serves as a best-practices guide for the design, installation, and maintenance of geothermal systems. 


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Ttherm Geo® : Geothermal Heat Pumps

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The manufacturer’s line of geothermal heat pumps includes both forced-air and hydronics systems in multiple capacities. 


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The NEWS Hosts Geothermal Webinar

Free Event to Take Place at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 26
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The NEWS will host a free webinar, “Leveraging Electrical Utility Partnerships with Geothermal,” at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 26.


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GEO Meets With Utility Officials

Group Discussed Incentives, Support for Geothermal Heat Pumps
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Volunteers with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Pacific Northwest Utility Work Group (PNW) recently joined outreach and communications manager Ted Clutter in meetings with officials of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE). 


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Bosch Thermotechnology: Geothermal Heat Pump

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Compact, the FHP LV Model is a single-stage water-source heat pump designed for use in retrofit or replacement applications. 


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Bells, Whistles for Geothermal Heat Pumps

Manufacturers Introduce Features to Improve Comfort, Efficiency, Serviceability
By Joanna R. Turpin
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With just three years left to encourage homeowners to invest in geothermal advances, manufacturers are pulling out all the stops by introducing new features on their GHPs, such as variable-speed technology and sophisticated controls, which they say will provide homeowners with better comfort, as well as lower energy consumption and operating costs.


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Innovations Improve Installations

New Products, Techniques Available For Geothermal Installations
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Each geothermal installation involves digging up a yard, laying hundreds of feet of pipe, and generally disrupting the lives of homeowners, but thanks to the innovative thinking of manufacturers and contractors, there are now new products and techniques that can enhance the installation experience for the homeowner, as well as the contractor.


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