Chairman’s Message: Geothermal Stands on Its Merits

By Steve Smith, GEO Chairman of the Board President and CEO, Enertech Global The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry welcome the New Year with optimism, especially after coming off a very strong 2014. Cold weather made for a slow start, but business picked up strongly for the rest of […]

GEO 2014 – The Year in Review

GEO Work at the Federal Level Tax Extenders Bill Signed into Law At the last moment of their lame-duck session in December, the U.S. Senate passed—and the president signed—a “tax extenders” bill that reinstates several business tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. GEO persistently pursued passage of federal tax extenders bills during […]

New York City Council Geothermal Bill

New York Councilman Costa Constantinides introduced a bill to establish a series of guidelines for commercial and residential use of geothermal energy, and to build a directory of city buildings that might be best suited for geothermal (boreholes). By reducing the use of fossil fuels for heating, the city could significantly cut greenhouse emissions as […]

IGSHPA Announces Board of Directors

In November, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) started the process of slating its inaugural IGSHPA Board of Directors. The work began with the current Advisory Council nominating candidates for the Board from six industry sectors. Voting members of the Advisory Council were sent an electronic ballot to choose the six new Board […]

GEO Webinar: Geothermal Heat Pumps vs. Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

A recent peer-reviewed scientific study of heating and cooling technologies has shown that a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system offers 44% greater efficiency than a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system in a large commercial building. JOIN the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, February 4, from 10:00 to 11:30 am (U.S. […]

Scientific Research Shows That Geothermal Heat Pumps Outperform VRF Heating and Cooling

Definitive scientific research has shown that a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system offers far more efficiency in a large commercial building than a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. In January 2013, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO)—with financial assistance from Southern Company—contracted a research team from Oklahoma State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to evaluate […]

Tax Extenders Bill Sent to Obama

At the last moment of their lame-duck session, the U.S. Senate passed a “tax extenders” bill and sent the measure to President Obama for signature. The legislation extends several business tax breaks through the end of this year (2014). For the past several months, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has actively urged passage of federal […]