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June 25, 2014: IKEA Completes Groundwork on Largest Single Geothermal Project in Kansas/Missouri

IKEA Merriam Will Be the Company’s Second United States Store with Geothermal
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IKEA announced that all underground geothermal work is complete for its future Kansas City-area store, which will be the largest single building with geothermal heating and cooling in either Kansas or Missouri.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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June 16, 2014: Rockline Installs Largest Geothermal System for Use in Production Facility

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technology to Reduce Energy Reliance by 65 Percent
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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.


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WaterFurnace Hosts 2014 Annual Meeting

Annual WaterFurnace Gathering Draws Geothermal Contractors, Leaders to Fort Wayne
By Jen Anesi
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Nearly 300 WaterFurnace dealers and employees from across the country mixed business with pleasure at the company’s annual meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The three-day event included a minor league baseball game and featured a mix of informative presentations, factory tours, and educational breakout sessions.


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Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
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With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.


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Geothermal Retrofit Meets Efficiency Goals

Industrial Campus Showcases New Chillers
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Charles Machine Works Inc. has recently developed horizontal directional drilling equipment that is being used in the growing geothermal industry.


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Nov. 12, 2013: AIA-Certified Courses on Geothermal Systems Offered by ClimateMaster

Courses Cover Fundamentals of Geothermal Heating and Cooling, and Hybrid Geothermal System Design
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ClimateMaster has announced new geothermal system educational courses developed in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The courses, eligible for AIA continuing education credits, are focused on the fundamentals of geothermal heating and cooling, and hybrid geothermal system design.


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TAG Mechanical Installs HVAC, Solar for Net-Zero Village Hall

Facility Is First Net-Zero Municipal Building in New York State
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Mechanical contracting firm TAG Mechanical Systems Inc. announced that it provided HVAC mechanical systems and a 54 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the Skaneateles Village Hall in Skaneateles, N.Y. The facility is the first municipal net-zero energy building in New York State.


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Geothermal: A PowEARTHful Investment

Even the Most Modest Contractors Should Consider a Geothermal Investment
By Butch Welsch
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As a contractor who likes to stay out in front of the public eye, I receive more questions regarding geothermal systems than any other topic. It appears to me that those of us in the contracting community are not doing a very good job of informing the public about geothermal.


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