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Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...geothermal heating and cooling is to use that consistent interior earth temperature to balance our wildly varying North American & Canadian surface temperatures. With the use of heat pumps, geothermal heating and cooling systems extract heat energy and transfer it into buildings, saving approximately 50 to 60% on hea...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...Geothermal?" First let's clear up some confusion on terminology regarding heat pumps - search Google for Geothermal Heating Systems and you will find hundreds maybe thousands of companies using the word "Geothermal" to describe ground source heat pumps, two systems that have only one thing in common: they sit on and ...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heating systems facilitate zone heating as you can keep different rooms at different temperatures. Though different from electric resistance heating, hydronic systems are ultimately still using electricity to generate heat, so all the same environmental realities apply. Heating the liquid in a hydronic system can be ...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...heating but they are often noisy and need fixing and we decided they wouldn't be needed. Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps Video green buildi...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heating solutions in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Heat Pump Manufacturer Trane Technologies to cut Carbon Emissions by Half Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Electric Home Heat...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...geothermal heating ) or water source heat pumps. What are the different types of heat pumps? Is electric heating expensive? Depending on local utility rates, yes, it can sometimes be fairly expensive to heat with electricity. The key to heating efficiently with electricity anywhere, is to cut your home heatin...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Heating: Each Belgravia Green home will have a completely different heating system. One home will have geothermal heating, which requires a slightly higher initial investment but runs at approximately 250% efficiency. Electric baseboard heaters will heat another home, are 100% efficient and require a low initia...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...geothermal system for heating through water-to-water heat pumps and bottom up radiant floor slabs, and geothermal cooling through water-to-air heat pumps, fan coil unit, top down supply air ducts. We also used steam humidification though the air duct system to adjust interior humidity during the dry, cold winter months...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heating and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating - Which Types are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewabl...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Geothermal heating and cooling Vegetated green roofs The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system focuses on measured performance of the building, and requires participants to track and prove the performance of their facility. Notable metrics attained by the building include: Ener...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heating and cooling makes great use of free heat from the ground , but may be better suited for commercial buildings given the initial cost. For a reasonably well insulated and moderately sized house, you may be dead and gone before you get your money out of this system with the average h...