Quad threat geothermal system delivers record efficiency ratings

Like automakers, heating and air conditioning manufacturers are in a horsepower race of their own. But instead of engine output, they're looking at energy efficiency.

One of the leaders of the pack in the geothermal or ground source heat pump space is ClimateMaster, which produces a geothermal heat pump rated to exceed 40 EER at ground loop conditions by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.

At the 2015 International Builders' Show, Titian Burress, residential marketing development manager for ClimateMaster, reviewed the Trilogy Q-Mode system. The ClimateMaster Trilogy Q-Mode was developed collaboratively with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and received the 2013 R&D 100 Award in the “Energy Technology” category, and was evaluated on its design, development, testing and production elements.

Burress said The Trilogy Q-Mode employs variable-speed technology to provide an extremely wide range of heating and cooling capacities, with the ability to perfectly match loads to as low as 30 percent of maximum. In addition, patent-pending Q-Mode technology produces year-round domestic hot water on demand, even when space conditioning is not required.

The Trilogy Q-Mode series is the outcome of a five-year collaboration between ClimateMaster and ORNL, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program. Based on field tests and analysis by ORNL, the Trilogy Q-Mode can save 55 to 65 percent of annual energy use and cost for space conditioning and water heating in residential applications versus new minimum efficiency (SEER 13) conventional systems, and 30 to 35 percent versus current state-of-the-art two-stage geothermal heat pumps.

Read more about geothermal heating and cooling.


Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Trade Show, Ventilation

Companies: ClimateMaster


Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Search for your lost shaker of salt in Margaritaville's green retirement communities

Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

Massachusetts Home Switches to Solar Power to Lower Heat Bills

The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

Green Home Made Healthier with Whole Home Water Filtration System

The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.

Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

Sensei teaches the art of easy serviceability

All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes

GLAS provides look at future of efficient thermostats

GLAS provides look at future of efficient thermostats

Aesthetics only part of appeal of Johnson Controls' newest product

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

Most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in the US Goes on the Market

The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.


Related Content


Latest Content

Get the latest news & insights


NEWS

RESOURCES

TRENDING

FEATURES

Sustainability in good taste

RESEARCH CENTERS