GEO and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publish GHP Industry Surveys

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with GEO and IGSHPA on developing the first national certification standard for all primary personnel involved in the installation of GHP systems as defined in GHP System Disciplines 07-06-2011. The standard will be designed to increase customer confidence in the technology, reduce the potential for improperly installed systems, and assure product quality and performance.

Annual Member Meeting

Join us for our Annual GEO Member Meeting on Wednesday, October 5, at 4:30 pm in Lower Level Meeting Room 2 at the Tulsa Convention Center. Get the latest information about GEO’s rapidly expanding programs to promote the geothermal heat pump industry, and offer us suggestions on ways to help you succeed in your business!  […]

Sierra Club Highlights Geothermal Heat Pumps

The Sierra Club GreenHome website highlights the use of geothermal heat pumps as part of a homeowner’s strategy to Green Your Home.  The site details a straightforward path to becoming a renewable energy resident.  Click here to visit their website.

Walking the Walk – An Interview with Doug Dougherty

Describe your prior career involvement with geothermal heat pumps. In 1986, I joined Soyland Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative in Illinois. My job in marketing development led me to geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). At the time, there was no stocking distributorship in the state for any geothermal manufacturer—no dealer network and no training. […]

GEO Legislative Action Workshop at IGSHPA

Reaffirming positive relationships for common goals to promote and expand the geothermal heat pump industry, GEO President and CEO Douglas Dougherty met with IGSHPA Executive Director Dr. Jim Bose (left) on July 28 in his office at Stillwater, OK. The following day, the GEO Board of Directors and staff convened a Legislative Strategy Retreat in […]

GEO Strategy Retreat Focused on Legislation

During their Strategy Retreat in Oklahoma City, OK on July 29, 2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors and staff considered current issues and especially legislation that can help eliminate the many barriers to widespread adoption of geothermal heat pump (GHP) technologies and industry expansion.

DOE Study on Hybrid GHP Systems

Hybrid GSHPs demonstrated a reduction in "first cost" while providing same efficiency benefits. Before you dismiss geothermal, consider going hybrid... Department of Energy funded study examines hybrid ground-source heat pumps