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 […]

Commercial Geothermal Heat Pump System Design

Enroll in HeatSpring’s free Commercial Geothermal Heat Pump System Design course today!
In this free course, Dr. Charles Remund, author of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Design Manual, explains how to design a ground heat exchanger for a commercial geothermal system. Participants are quizzed on key concepts and then use LoopLink Pro software to work through […]

Leaders in High Performance Building: Best Green Energy Efficient Custom Home of 2015

This winter, we’re celebrating innovative builders and designers who work to improve the overall quality and performance of public and residential buildings with a course giveaway!
If you’ve helped plan, design, construct, and/or operate a high performance building, enter our Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway by submitting a photo of one of your high performance projects.* The photo you […]

Free Antifreeze Volume Calculator for Geothermal Loopfields

Ryan Carda, P.E. is the author of the International Ground Source Heat Pump’s official design and installation guide. Carda’s Antifreeze Volume Calculator for Geothermal Loopfields free tool is used in his Entry Level Geothermal Professional Certificate Training.

 

Here’s what the tool looks like:

Uses: This calculator is used to quickly determine how much antifreeze will be needed to reach the target […]