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Arbor Acres Community Joins the Geothermal Movement

Arbor Acres Community Joins the Geothermal Movement

The trend of installing ground source heat pumps as opposed to traditional heat pumps in larger housing and building developments continues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at an assisted living and retirement community. The Arbor Acres retirement community has begun construction on two new buildings which will both feature geothermal heat pump systems. The GeoExchange system, installed by Landmark Builders, will involve digging 132 wells on the 2-acre site. Each well will be 400-ft deep ...

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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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Current Geothermal Users Can Win Free Heat for an Entire Winter! - Winners Announced

Current Geothermal Users Can Win Free Heat for an Entire Winter! – Winners Announced

GeothermalGenius announced today the winner of the Free Heat Beneath Your Feet Sweepstakes. Dale and Linda Binkley of Landenberg, PA are the lucky recipients of electric bill compensation for the entire winter. The Sweepstakes gave current homeowners who utilize a GeoExchange system an incentive to share their experiences with the alternative heating and cooling technology. Homeowners who submitted a testimonial to GeothermalGenius.org were entered to win electric bill compensation for the en ...

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Greenpeace Co-founder Voices His Support for Geothermal

Greenpeace Co-founder Voices His Support for Geothermal

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace made a compelling case for increased use of geothermal heat pumps in Canada as the keynote speaker at a geothermal symposium in Regina, Saskatchewan on Wednesday. Canada has the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world but replacing natural gas furnaces with geothermal heat pumps could drastically reduce Canada’s carbon footprint. Canada has seen a dramatic increase in the number of geothermal heat pump installations in rece ...

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