Document Library

Available Downloads from CaliforniaGeo’s research and publication collection, plus website links.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory——————————————————

10-year Utility Bill Savings at Fort Polk by Geo, (Shonder & Hughes) 2005 50 pp  DOWNLOAD

GeoVision Analysis Supporting Task Force Report on GHPs (Liu, Hughes, McCabe, Spitler, Southard) 2019  59 pp DOWNLOAD

Geo Heat Pumps: Market Status, & Overcoming Barriers (Hughes) 2008  40 pp  DOWNLOAD 

Hidden Treasure: Potential Benefits of Residential GSHP Retrofit (138 downloads)

Assessment of National Benefits from Retrofitting Existing Single-Family Homes with Ground Source Heat Pump Systems (220 downloads)

ASHRAE Headquarters Retrofit Study GHP vs VRF in Atlanta, GA (ORNL + OSU) 110 pp   DOWNLOAD

California Energy Commission——————————————————

Geo Heat Pump challenges in California: Project Negatherm (D. Murphy, USGBC) 2011 336 pp  DOWNLOAD

Presentation Outline for IEPR Workshop on GHPs (CEC Staff) Staff Workshop on Assembly Bill 2339 Requirements: Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Systems Potential for California (96 downloads)

Staff Workshop on AB 2339 GSHP Potential in California (P. Bony)   Geothermal Heat Pump System Potential for California Net Zero Buildings (618 downloads)

Geo Heat Pumps-101 (Meline Engineering)  IEPR Session 1 Part 1 (114 downloads)

HVAC Equipment Ratings/Efficiency (S. Kavanaugh, PE)  IEPR Session 1 Part 2 (169 downloads)

Performance of COMMERCIAL Ground Source Heat Pumps (S. Kavanaugh, PE)  IEPR Session 1 Part 3 (129 downloads)

California’s low-temp Geo Heat Pump potential (W. Glassley, et al) Assessment of California’s Low Temperature Geothermal Resources: Geothermal Heat Pump Efficiencies by Region (526 downloads)

Energy Star Buildings/Geo Heat Pumps, California & Beyond (L. Meline, PE)  IEPR Session 1 Part 4 (145 downloads)

CEC EPIC/CPUC Lightning Talk for De-Carbonization via Geothermal Heat Pumps, Video 4:56 (B. Martin) 2020  DOWNLOAD 

CEC & Related Regulatory————————————————————–

CA Dept of Water Resources: Building of a Geo Heat Exchange Well Standard (L. Meline) 2021  DOWNLOAD

AB 2339 Policy Implementation (CEC Working Group)   Draft Energy Commission Policy for Ground Source Heat Pumps (164 downloads)

CaliforniaGeo Inspired Legislation   Assembly Bill No. 2339, CHAPTER 608 (0 downloads)

AB 2339 Fact Sheet   AB-2339 Fact Sheet (136 downloads)

The Status of Geothermal Heat Pumps in California-How to Right the Sinking Ship (A. Hester, et al) 2015  9 pp  DOWNLOAD

What AB 2339 Requires (CEC Staff)   Transcript of Staff Workshop on Assembly Bill 2339 Requirements (85 downloads)

What Distinguishes GHPs from other HVAC  (CEC Staff)   Staff Paper: Geothermal Heat Pump and Ground Loop Technologies (188 downloads)

California Air Resources Board Climate Change Scoping Plan 2017 132 pp  DOWNLOAD

Decarbonization of Heating Energy Use in California Buildings (Synapse Energy Economics) 2018 5 pp  DOWNLOAD

California Green Building Standards Code (CA Building Standards Commission) 2016  194 pp  DOWNLOAD

Title-24 2019 Energy Reach Code (City of Palo Alto) 44 pp  DOWNLOAD

 A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings (USDOE) 2015  22 pp  DOWNLOAD

 The Future of Gas Distribution in California (Energy+Environmental Economics) 2019 69 pp  DOWNLOAD

Review of State Net Energy Metering & Rate Design (National Regulatory Research Institute) 2019 48 pp  DOWNLOAD 

New York State  Clean Heat Statewide Heat Pump Incentive Program  (NYSERDA) 2020, 41 pp  DOWNLOAD

Push-Back against Time Dependent Valuation in Title-24, (B. Martin to CEC)  4-14-19 5 pp  DOWNLOAD

 Recovery of Utility Fixed Costs From Four Perspectives (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) 2016  96 pp  DOWNLOAD

 Scorecard of States’ Energy Programs (slowed by COVID) (URL for Amer Council for an Energy Eff. Economy) 2020  DOWNLOAD

A Zero-Energy Code for Commercial California Buildings beyond Title-24 (Architecture2030) 2018  11 pp  DOWNLOAD

New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan 2015-2020 (CA Public Utility Comm. and CA Energy Comm.) 2015  5 pp  DOWNLOAD

Update on AB32 Scoping Plan (California Air Resources Board) 2014  148 pp  DOWNLOAD

Guidelines for Geothermal Heat Exchange Wells in Plumas County, CA  (Dept of Environmental Health) 2003 7 pp  DOWNLOAD

A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings (National Institute of Bldg. Sciences) 2015  22 pp  DOWNLOAD

State Survey Summary of Geo Heating & Cooling Heat Exchangers (Ntnl Ground Water Asso, et al) 2o10  11 pp  DOWNLOAD

Utilities————————————————————————————————

Mountain vs Valley Geo Heat Pump Comparison (Truckee-Donner PUD & Sacto MUD) 1999  12 pp   Monitored Ground Source Heat Pump Performance in Northern California (213 downloads)

Plumas-Sierra REC GeoHP Program Evaluation 2009  18 pp    Evaluation, Measurement & Verification Report for Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative 2009 (149 downloads)

Utility Loop Lease On-Bill Financing (Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative) 2009  12 pp   2013 GeoExchange Exterior Loop Loan Program (138 downloads)  

Plumas-Sierra REC GeoExchange Loop Loan Program Summary 2009  13 pp  DOWNLOAD

Geo Heat Pump Cost/Benefit Review (PG&E + Davis Energy Group) 2010   Zero Net Energy Program: Ground Coupled Heat Pump Technology Assessment (176 downloads)

Horizontally-Bored Residential Geo Heat Exchanger Case Study in Sacramento, CA (Sacto MUD) 2014 82 pp  DOWNLOAD

Review of Exemplary Utility Energy Efficiency Programs (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy)  2019  DOWNLOAD

Southern CA Edison Study of solar component cost in Title-24  all-electric buildings (Redwood Energy)  2019  14 pp  DOWNLOAD

Efficient Electrification,  (Electric Power Research Institute on community-scale geo heat pumps)  Feb ’21  12 pp  DOWNLOAD

PG&E Electric Rates 2021 and Beyond, Analysis & Commentary By a Solar Customer, (B. Martin, AI) 2020  6 pp  DOWNLOAD

California Geothermal Heat Pump Association———————-

Determination and Methods for Thermal Conductivity Testing (T. Proffer, CGD) 2016  8 pp  DOWNLOAD

Where Should the Test Borehole Go, and How Deep?  (T. Proffer, CGD) 2020  3 pp  DOWNLOAD

Pumping Hydraulics and Expansion Tank use in Geo Loop Systems (J. Hammond) 2017  15 pp DOWNLOAD

(Colorado) Closed Loop Ground Heat Exchangers & Aquifer Protection (T. Proffer, CGD)  DOWNLOAD 

Carbonless Zero Net Energy in the Northern Sierra- Geo + Solar 2021  3 pp (B. Martin, AI)  DOWNLOAD

Assessment of Helical wide bore Geo Heat Exchange Loops Western Cooling Efficiency Center-UC Davis 2020  DOWNLOAD

Response to Pacific Gas & Electric Rate Application to CPUC, (B. Martin) 2020  4 pp  DOWNLOAD

Health Threatening Air Pollution Emitted from Household Gas Appliances-Executive Summary, UCLA 2020  3 pp  DOWNLOAD

Design, Construction, and Performance of the Quincy ZNE House, (B. Martin) 2018  22 pp  DOWNLOAD

Geo Heat Pump Design & Installation Standards (Condensed Contents) CSA/ANSI/IGSHPA C448 Series-16, 2017  9 pp  DOWNLOAD

3rd Party Grout Analysis at Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, (T. Proffer) 2012  5 pp  DOWNLOAD

Denver Housing Authority 209-unit Hirschfield Towers geo retrofit 2008  10 pp  DOWNLOAD

Water Conservation via Submerged Plate Geo Heat Exchangers (Webinar delivered by Alan Watts) 2014  31 pp  DOWNLOAD

Design & Installation Standards for Closed-Loop Geo Heat Pump Systems (Skouby & Meline for IGSHPA)  2014  28 pp  DOWNLOAD

Miscellaneous———————————————————————————–

Harnessing Geo Heat Pumps for Efficiency & Climate Defense (Ellis & G.E.O.) 2020  56 pp  DOWNLOAD

ASHRAE forms Task Force for Building Decarbonization 2021  DOWNLOAD

Geo Heat Pumps—Simply Efficient (American Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) 2019  11 pp  DOWNLOAD

Berkeley, CA Fact Sheet on Electric Induction Cooking Appliances, -Lent 2019 DOWNLOAD

Charging Your Electric Vehicle (AM Conservation Group) 2019 31pp DOWNLOAD

Combating Climate Change through High-Performance Districts (Rocky Mtn Institute) 2020  DOWNLOAD

The Economics of Electrifying Buildings (S. Billimoria, et al, Rocky Mtn Institute) 2018 73 pp  DOWNLOAD

Action Plan to Expand the Geo Heat Pump Market in North America (IGSHPA) 2017  28 pp  DOWNLOAD

A Roadmap To Decarbonize California Buildings (Building Decarbonization Coalition) 2019  16 pp  DOWNLOAD

Municipal Water-Based Geo Heat Pump Exchanger Feasibility (Bloomquist & Wegman, a USDOE Contract) 1998  70 pp  DOWNLOAD

Implementing Geo Heat Pumps at U.S. Dept of the Navy (J.Carson III U. of Florida) 2000  116 pp  DOWNLOAD

Pocket Guide to All-Electric Equipment Retrofits of Single Family Homes  (Redwood Energy) 2021  91 pp DOWNLOAD

Life Cycle Cost Comparisons of Single Family Heating & Cooling in California Climate Zone 3 (Raghavan & Johnson, UCB)  2020  4 pp  DOWNLOAD

Climate of Quincy, California (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) 1977  4 pp  DOWNLOAD

Review of a Net Energy Metered 7.4 KW Solar PV Retrofit and Electricity Basics (Martin Energetics Website link)

Related Websites—————————————————————————–

REDWOOD ENERGY MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DESIGN

PLASTICS PIPE INSTITUTE  (High Density PolyEthylene Pipe Products Used in Geo Heat Pump Applications)

THE GEO EXCHANGE ORGANIZATION, G.E.O.  (The Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry)

INTERNATIONAL GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION (The Original Research-Education-Training Organization)

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Energy Science Division

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY, Energy Basics

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEERS (ASHRAE)

CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

BAY AREA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR (CAISO, grid manager for most of California’s Electricity)

WESTERN COOLING EFFICIENCY CENTER, (University of California at Davis)

NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY  (NYSERDA)

AIA CALIFORNIA DECARBONIZATION & AFFORDABLE HOUSING ROUND TABLE

CALIFORNIA BUILDING DECARBONIZATION COALITION

CALIFORNIA SOLAR + STORAGE ASSOCIATION 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONCERNS

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE

CalEPA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROGRAM