GEO and HRAI Sign MOU
Aug. 26 – The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a framework for cooperation in the ongoing development and improvement of the geothermal heating and cooling industry in Canada and the United States.
HRAI Chair Peter Steffes and GEO Chief Operating Officer Ryan Dougherty signed the agreement on Aug. 26, during HRAI’s 48th Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alberta. The joint accord will foster and facilitate mutual cooperation and assistance between GEO and HRAI in providing services to their respective members—many of whom are common to both associations—relating to the North American market for residential and commercial geothermal heating and cooling equipment and other products within the scopes of both associations.
“This agreement will help promote and facilitate mutual cooperation and assistance between HRAI and GEO by providing services to our respective members relating to the North American market for residential and commercial geothermal heating and cooling equipment,” said Steffes.
Dougherty said the new partnership would help the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry rise to the challenges of a changing world. “Whatever your views on the environment and global warming,” he said, “the political course is steering toward tighter controls on fossil fuels and emissions. Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient and environmentally sound way forward for heating and cooling homes and buildings.” GEO and HRAI will develop a proactive industry response to the transition to a low-carbon economy by positioning geothermal as a viable marketplace solution.
“The MOU is a logical next step in the evolution of our relationship with HRAI,” agreed GEO Board Chairman Joe Parsons (Earthlinked Technologies). “We look forward to working with HRAI in a very promising growth market for our technologies.” See the MOU here. For more information and to Join GEO , click here. For more information about HRAI, visit their website here. (HRAI and GEO)