Features Geothermal Heat Pump Systems from ClimateMaster
January 6, 2015
ClimateMaster Inc. has announced the groundbreaking of Moore, Oklahoma-headquartered McAlister Construction Inc.’s Avondale residential development project, which will feature geothermal heating and cooling systems across 100 percent of its homes.
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.
This Follows the Acquisition of WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Earlier This Year
November 17, 2014
NIBE, which acquired a 10 percent interest in the company in November 2011, announced that it has acquired the remaining 90 percent of North American geothermal heat pump manufacturer Enertech Global LLC.
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.”
The HydroBank MS, designed specifically for developer, new construction, and replacement markets where compact design and a low first cost are primary considerations, is characterized by its small cabinet size.
Units Feature Small Cabinet Size, Are Easy to Install and Service
November 7, 2014
Mammoth has launched a new water source heat pump line, HydroBank MS, designed specifically for developer, new construction and replacement markets where compact design and a low first cost are primary considerations.
Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual
September 22, 2014
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.
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.