The New York City Council passed the geothermal energy bill on Dec. 7, 2015, and sent it to Mayor De Blasio for signing. This bill requires New York City to identify and implement geothermal heat pump installations in all its new construction and retrofits when it is shown that doing so would be cost effective.
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While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.
One renewable resource is often overlooked: geothermal heating and cooling.
New and existing homes can take advantage of geothermal heating and cooling, with one catch: there has to be enough room to install the ground loop system.
Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.
There are a couple of ways to integrate geothermal heating and cooling and the hot water system in a home.
To help spread the word, Bosch Thermotechnology is sponsoring Geothermal on October 20, 2015. Why choose geothermal for your home?
As part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Bosch Thermotechnology will continue its outreach to school districts in low income and extreme climate areas.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems are among the most efficient options in the market today, and one new product takes the lead in energy efficiency.
With Geothermal Day getting closer, more and more people are becoming aware of geothermal heating and cooling for their home.
National Geothermal Day is coming on October 20, 2015! Are you ready? The goal for the day is to raise awareness about geothermal heating and cooling, the other kind of renewable energy.
The Gary Sinise Foundation recently used a geothermal heating and cooling system in a home it constructed in Duluth, Minn., for a wounded Marine.
Consumers often are swayed toward one vehicle or another by the miles-per-gallon rating. The state of Connecticut is using the MPG concept to help promote energy efficient homes going on the market.
Trying to grow flowers in a greenhouse during winter in Maine without racking up hefty utility bills seems nearly impossible. Unless you’re relying on a geothermal heat pump system to keep temperatures at an optimal growth level.
While geothermal accounts for about 10 percent of the U.S. heating and cooling market, it's growing in popularity. To help education consumers and the building industry about this form of renewable energy, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched National Geothermal Day on October 20, 2015.
With advances in renewable energy, it's possible to build a home that generates as much energy as it consumes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has Zero Energy Ready Home program, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.
Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is a complex custom job for any home.
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity completed its 300th home featuring a geothermal heating and cooling system. The units are saving families between $700 and $800 a year in energy expenses and helping make Habitat one of the most energy efficient homebuilders in the state.
Most people know of solar and wind power as a renewable energy source. But there's another one that can have a major impact on our environment: geothermal heating and cooling.