Monday, November 21, 2016

Canada: Heat Pump Industry Distances Itself from "Geothermal" Label

Industry to label itself as ‘Net Zero Plus’ (News Release)

A NetZeroPlus heat pump produces twice as much renewable energy as the whole house will consume for all end uses, surpassing the definition for ‘net zero energy' and classifying the building as ‘zero emission' if the consumed power is zero-carbon or if GHG emission offsets are purchased.

The industry has suffered from marketing confusion by using technology terms such as geothermal, earth energy, GeoExchangeTM or ground source heat pump, and International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Canada decided to promote its energy and environmental contribution, not its technology.

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