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 […]

Building a Unified Front

New Geothermal Exchange Organization Board Chairman Steve Smith Talks About His Vision for the Industry—and GEO Where do geothermal heat pumps fit into the national energy picture? The benefits of geothermal are its efficiency and reduced need for oil, propane and natural gas for home heating, and for electricity generated with coal, natural gas and […]

A New Year for GEO Success

Douglas A. Dougherty, President and CEO                                           January 2012 In 2011, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) established itself as the Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry. We now have a full-time spokes-person, and we have renewed and intensified work with your Washington, DC advocacy team. Most importantly, we have begun the work of establishing GEO […]

California AB 2339 Comments

 September 11, 2012 Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown,  AB 2339 unanimously passed both houses of the California General Assembly, and has arrived at your desk for signature into law. GEO urges you to do so. As the national trade group for the geothermal heat pump (GHP) […]

Arizona PSC Comments

October 28, 2014 Commissioner Susan Bitter SmithArizona Corporation Commission Commissioners Wing – 1200 W. Washington – 2nd Floor Phoenix, Arizona   85007 Dear Commissioner Bitter Smith: Thank you for meeting with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) last spring, and the opportunity to share the benefits of geothermal heat pump systems (GHPs) in Arizona. We discussed Western […]