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Read the fact sheet below to learn more about how Geoexchange can benefit engineers.
Geoexchange Fact Sheet for Engineers*
- Geoexchange systems provide the engineer with optimal design flexibility because the roof and landscape are free of chillers, air handlers and other outdoor equipment.
- With geoexchange systems, boiler rooms can be eliminated and the size of mechanical rooms can be reduced.
- Because geoexchange systems are so flexible, they are ideal for renovating buildings with HERS merit. One successful strategy is to use smaller heat pumps dispersed in closets, basements, and attics to provide space conditioning and ventilation with minimal ducting. Additionally, there are no unsightly condensers on the roof or grounds to distract from the building's historic charm.
- The elimination of outdoor or rooftop equipment means the geoexchange system is not exposed to temperature extremes, dirt, pollution or vandalism.
- For every hour of use, a geoexchange system produces one pound less CO2 than a conventional HVAC system.
- Geoexchange systems do not require a flue or chimney. And since there is no on-site combustion, there is less chance of fire, and no chance at all of carbon monoxide spilling back into the building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, geoexchange is the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning system available.
* Courtesy of IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association)