EEP ECO18.6 GeoExchange 101: Ground Source Heat Pump Basics and Application in an Arid Desert Climate

APA Texas Chapter


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. MDT

CM | 1

Add to My Log


GeoExchange HVAC systems are the unsung hero of the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector. The EPA has described them as the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective system to provide heating, cooling, and hot water for buildings. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most misunderstood HVAC systems available. Because of this, they are often not designed or installed properly which leads to excess costs and underperforming systems. This course is designed to introduce how ground-source heat pump systems operate and will compare their efficiency and effects on the utility company compared to traditional HVAC systems in the desert climate. It will also provide information on how ground-source systems benefit consumers desiring to go solar and will provide a view of what a future residential development could look like with a district GeoExchange system.


Course Learning Objectives:

1.     Introduction to Ground-Source Heat Pumps and Tangible and intangible benefits of the systems

2.     Comparison of Air-Source Equipment vs. Ground-Source Equipment in Hot-Dry Climates with In depth comparison of peak electrical kW demand produced by air-source equipment vs. ground-source equipment

3.     Discussion of an energy consumption model of a ground-source heat pump system and Combining Solar and Ground-Source Heat Pumps

4.     Demonstrate all aspects of the system using a Case Study – A New Breed of Residential Developments and the Future of the American Suburb



Ryan Green*

wRyan Green McCoy Sales

Contact Info

Barbara Holly,