Learning More about GeoExchange® Technology
Welcome to Learning more about GeoExchange® technology. CaliforniaGeo recognizes that education is necessary for multiple purposes and clients if California is to approach and achieve its ambitious energy efficiency and greenhouse gas goals. A greater awareness among the general public is needed along with practitioner training, certification, and a follow-up system. Without these two in some kind of harmony, people and their building contractors won’t realize what they need and geo installers won’t necessarily provide work at the highest standards we all want.
We are beginning with the early steps of an ambitious effort to educate the public about what geothermal heat pump installations are, and what they can do for homeowners and businesses across the state. Geo works everywhere electricity is available, in every one of our state’s 16 climate zones. Hot desert or frigid mountains cannot stop this effective heat sink or seasonal, solar collector. Geothermal heat pumps can assist a large reduction in peak energy use while being the strongest performer to move thermal loads, all without adding carbon to the atmosphere.
CaliforniaGeo is currently offering two periodic webinars, Geo101 and Zero Net Energy, and will develop more as membership and involvement increase. Look for all our audio/visual assets under the Media Productions link just below this one. All of these are available to the general public. We are also planning to collaborate with IGSHPA toward a certification training pathway for those wishing to enter the installing contractor field, to work for an existing mechanical or drilling contractor, or to prepare for or conduct inspections of geothermal heat pump installations.
Because our organization cannot carry all the weight of this load by itself, we are on the lookout for partner—sponsors who can help. That help can be many things: telling others about us and our Web site, referring building professionals to our posted educational content or live seminars, helping us with surveys to gauge public interest, lining up venues where we can share our message with specific groups or the general public, helping with a membership drive, or becoming a financial sponsor to help us expand our reach. We have a challenging road ahead, and we need YOU. Learn more about our Education Program Partner-Sponsors and their work with CaliforniaGeo.
In the Spring of 2016, we concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with IGSHPA (The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) for various cooperative efforts, including future geo training and certification in California Locations.