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Bosch and Orca Energy sign joint marketing agreement

Going forward the two companies will jointly market to developers and builders as well as to new homebuyers.
February 6, 2014

Bosch Thermotechnology teams up with Orca Energy to reduce cost of geothermal heating and cooling for new home developers, builders and homebuyers.


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Greening the heating industry

Geothermal and solar thermal installs continue to rise.
January 23, 2014
Interest in geothermal heating and cooling systems has increased in the last five years. “With firms more cost-conscious, green initiatives receiving more media attention and tighter market conditions, business leaders have sought ways to decrease operating expenses across the board and some of them are turning to geothermal solutions for their climate control,” writes Pramod Dibble in the November 2013 issue of sister publication PM Engineer.
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Wet-rotor circulator pump

Bell & Gossett’s ecocirc XL is a high-efficiency, large, wet-rotor circulator pump for commercial heating and cooling systems, hot water applications, solar-thermal systems and ground-source heat pumps.
January 23, 2014

Bell & Gossett’s ecocirc XL is a high-efficiency, large, wet-rotor circulator pump for commercial heating and cooling systems, hot water applications, solar-thermal systems and ground-source heat pumps.


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The greening of Rivera Greens with geothermal heating and cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling helps neighborhood homeowners achieve an expected 60% savings on their utility bills.
January 23, 2014

Located in Clarence, N.Y., Rivera Greens is the first certified National Association of Home Builders Green Standards Eco-Friendly Development in the state. When completed, the development will include 35 single-family homes built to an energy-efficiency standard unparalleled in Western New York.


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Free consumer’s guide to solar hot water

DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy department introduces consumers to solar heating technologies
December 19, 2013

DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy department introduces consumers to solar heating technologies


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Commercial building loans on a roll

Solar energy projects also on the rise.
December 19, 2013

As mentioned in previous columns, commercial building loans and their supporting activity are edging toward pre-recession levels. As of mid-year 2013, U.S. banks had issued just short of one trillion dollars in commercial real-estate loans, up almost 4% from a year earlier, according to official sources.


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IAPMO R&T announces new American National Standard for solar heating systems

December 3, 2013

IAPMO/ANSI S1001.1, Design and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems has been approved by ANSI as an American National Standard.


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Solar heat-transfer fluid

Climalife’s Greenway bio-based heat-transfer fluids offer unique technical properties such as excellent thermal stability at high temperature for solar thermal applications and low viscosity at low temperature for cooling applications.
November 18, 2013

Climalife’s Greenway bio-based heat-transfer fluids, developed with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, offer unique technical properties such as excellent thermal stability at high temperature for solar thermal applications and low viscosity at low temperature for cooling applications.


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Geothermal savings calculator

ClimateMaster’s online calculator demonstrates to homeowners the potential cost savings of a geothermal system.
November 18, 2013

ClimateMaster’s online calculator demonstrates to homeowners the potential cost savings of a geothermal system.


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NSF certifies first geothermal piping product to ANSI standard

NSF International recently certified Centennial Plastics’s CenFuse geothermal pipe to the American National Standard for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems.
November 18, 2013

NSF International recently certified Centennial Plastics’s CenFuse geothermal pipe to the American National Standard for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems – NSF/ANSI Standard 358-1: Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Water-Based Ground-Source “Geothermal” Heat Pump Systems.


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