Control Systems/Design Strategy

Effective control of the geothermal/energy exchange system, especially if it is liquid to liquid, is one thing that can make a huge difference in the operational efficiency. Be wary of people looking to design the system on "boiler-based" principles. While there are similarities, there are also dramatic differences, and we have seen some horror shows from otherwise solid technicians.

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a) GeoExchange BC

b) Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

c) Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium http:/

d) Geothermal Education Office

e) Geothermal Resources Council

f) International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

  • Government organizations:

a) Natural Resources Canada

b) The Canadian government has an on-line program used to calculate potential savings, called RETCREEN[s1]

c) US Department of Energy