2015 New Residential Product Roundup for HVACR Contractors
April 13, 2015
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season. This year's coverage features specific information about each individual product, as submitted by the manufacturers.
New York Residential Development Taps into Geothermal’s Benefits
April 6, 2015
After completing a historic geothermal project in 2009 for a net-zero residential development in New York, Lloyd Hamilton was ready for a new challenge. That’s exactly what he got when he was asked to devise a geothermal solution to heat and cool nine net-zero-ready homes.
The Book Provides Information to Configure the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Systems
March 16, 2015
ASHRAE has announced a newly published book, Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems (GSHP). The publication is a complete revision of Ground-Source Heat Pumps: Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, published in 1997.
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.
While the geothermal industry is enjoying the growth, many are focused on 2016, when the tax credits are set to expire. The existing tax credit grants a 30 percent incentive for residential projects and 10 percent for commercial projects.