What we can do for you?
Geothermal energy solutions allow you to tap into this natural energy source for use in heating and cooling systems, and potentially to generate power. We’ll take responsibility for everything from design and engineering to operations and maintenance of the system, saving you money and reducing your facility’s impact on the environment.
How does a geothermal system work?
With geothermal systems there is often no need to create mechanical heating or cooling. Instead, ground-source heat pumps use the earth or groundwater as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. Unlike conventional heat pumps, it is much easier for the geothermal heat pump system to capture heat from soil or water of a moderate temperature than from the frigid air outside. Conversely, in summer, the relatively cool ground or water absorbs waste heat more readily than warm outdoor air.
Geothermal systems often involve a series of pipes, creating a geo-exchange that is installed below ground or submersed in a pond or lake. In a closed-loop system, fluid is pumped into the building, where it is compressed in the heat exchanger and released at a higher temperature. In summer this process is reversed, removing heat from the building to cool the facility. In an open loop system, groundwater is piped directly from an aquifer to the building where it transfers its heat to a heat pump. After it leaves the building, the water is pumped back into the ground via a discharge well located a suitable distance from the first.
Geothermal System Benefits:
· Lower energy costs by 25-50 percent
· Utility and government incentives/rebates
· Simultaneous heating and cooling zones
· Low maintenance costs
· Lower greenhouse gas emissions
· LEED® credits