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Humbly Making an Impact on the Geothermal Industry

HeatSpring instructor Ryan Carda doesn’t like to brag about the positive impact he’s had on the geothermal industry.

But Brian Hayden, co-founder of HeatSpring, is happy to sing Carda’s praise.

“Ryan is the ultimate teacher because he’s so smart and so patient. Nobody is more deserving of success. He helped the geothermal industry association – IGSHPA – […]

Building & Powering an Award-Winning Net Zero Energy Home

Can a home be beautiful, powered entirely by solar energy, use sustainable heating and cooling systems and save it’s owners roughly $3,500 a year? Why, yes it can. Just ask Joanne Coons, who built her award winning, single-family, Net Zero Energy Home in 2010. Sustainable Woman Joanne talks Net Zero standards, efficient appliances and goods, her […]

John Siegenthaler Investigates: Low Ambient Air-to-Water Heat Pumps

Low Ambient Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: An emerging renewable heat source for North American hydronic systems.
Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world.

Heat pumps capture low grade heat from solar-resupplied sources such as outside air and soil several feet below the earth’s […]

NYC Sets Precedent for Requiring Geothermal Certifications

The New York City Council recently passed local law 0609-A-2015 stating that all new city buildings or city-owned buildings undergoing a HVAC retrofit must use geothermal if the ‘geothermal system has the lowest net present value of all alternatives considered.’ This legislation is a big deal for designers and installers of geothermal projects because it requires a minimum […]

10 Reasons to Use LoopLink PRO

10 Reasons to Use LoopLink PRO
by Doug Carruthers
Looplink PRO is simple, powerful, web-based ground loop design software you can use for just $50/month. Specifically engineered for commercial geothermal designers, LoopLink PRO can handle projects from simple single building block loads all the way up to multi-building/multi-zone campuses.
Here are ten great reasons you should give LoopLink […]