Geothermal provides simultaneous heating and cooling for commercial buildings
Building owners, architects, and contractors face many challenges in the design and construction of their projects. Challenges such as usable space, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, maintenance costs, building longevity, and the LEED program all come to the forefront of the design process.
At the 2016 AHR Expo, Naveen Hlbhavi, director of marketing for ClimateMaster Inc. reviewed some of the latest developments in geothermal HVAC for commercial applications.
Geothermal heat pumps operate in an identical fashion to water-source heat pump units. However, without the need for a boiler or cooling tower, geothermal heat pumps save substantial energy costs and space.
The water-loop system is underground and the units are inside the building. That makes it easier to incorporate an eco-friendly geothermal system while maintaining the architectural design of a building or coping with a limited footprint.
Geothermal earth loops can be configured to accommodate local conditions, such as space availability and soil properties. Loop fields can be located under parking lots, landscaped areas, or other locations. All earth loops use high-density polyethylene pipe to circulate either water or an antifreeze mixture.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
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
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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
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
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The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.