Archive for 2010

Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

So you want to go green and save money on utilities while doing it, but what is the best alternative energy solution for you. A housing community in Colchester, Conn. has decided to install both solar panels and geothermal heat pump systems to almost eliminate utility bills entirely. The White Oaks Farm community features 134 lots and each newly constructed home will feature both a geothermal heat pump system and solar panels. The geothermal systems will eliminate the need for a traditional f ...

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APPA Conference to Feature Geothermal Experts

APPA Conference to Feature Geothermal Experts

On Friday, July 16th top experts and university administrators will speak at the APPA in Boston to discuss the importance of geothermal heat pumps. Jim Knutson, the comprehensive solutions director for Trane, Dave button, the vice president of administration at the University of Regina, and Erik van de Boogaard, the associate vice president for facilities planning design and construction at Adams State College will share the impact of geothermal heat pumps with APPA members. According to th ...

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Kent County Buildings Upgrade to Geothermal

Kent County Buildings Upgrade to Geothermal

Two county buildings in Kent County, Michigan have utilized geothermal heat pump systems in their new construction in order to reduce energy costs. In November, construction of the 63rd District Courthouse on East Beltline Ave was completed and included a closed loop vertical field 300 feet beneath the building’s parking lot. The decision to install a ground source heat pump system was motivated by economic and environmental issues. The geothermal heating and cooling system will pr ...

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Jeff Gordon Races to Geothermal

Jeff Gordon Races to Geothermal

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has recently installed a geothermal heat pump system in his new North Carolina home. In an effort to save the environment and reduce his carbon footprint Gordon has chosen a WaterFurnace Envision system to heat and cool his home. Gordon’s new geothermal system will not only reduce his impact on the environment but will provide enough heating and cooling to keep his house at a more than comfortable temperature. You don’t have t ...

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George Bush Goes Green With Geothermal

George Bush Goes Green With Geothermal

The former president of the United States George W. Bush chose to go green with his home in Crawford, Texas. The 4,000 square foot Texas home features a geothermal heat pump system among a number of other green energy initiatives. The home is located on an arid high prairie making the geothermal system essential for cooling the home. The geothermal heating and cooling system uses no natural gases or fossil fuels and requires only 25% of the electricity needed for traditional heat pump syst ...

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