Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home. In the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the system will also provide supplemental heating for the hot water in the home.

Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the High Performance Buildings Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, reviews the geothermal HVAC system from Enertech Global LLC that will be installed in the home.

ProudGreenHome.com has partnered with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center, part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia, to build the five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home. Designed by architect Curtiss W. Byrne, the home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:

  • Energy Star for Homes
  • ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building Standard
  • DOE Zero Net Ready home
  • EPA Indoor airPlus
  • WaterSense

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis was constructed to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.


Topics: Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation

Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Marvin Windows and Doors, Enertech Global, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain, LG HVAC


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