Our carbon credit card is maxed out and compounding interest at an alarming rate.
Plans for all new construction should include energy efficient and non – fossil fuel heating / cooling / hot water systems. Now is the time to leverage value through energy reduction and storage, as major climate change goals and financial incentives center around electrification and zero combustion emissions.
There is a rapidly growing number of buildings popping up around the world that are 100 % efficient, buildings that produce all the energy they consume, and have zero combustion emissions. Every example involves some form of solar heat energy to achieve net zero and all have positive ROI’s.
Alberta’s first net zero office building, the Mosaic Center in Edmonton extracts the solar heat energy stored in the earth to supply most of the heat energy requirements, which equates to about 140 KW of constant power when used for heating, delivering this power comes at a cost ratio of 1 : 4, meaning at most 35 KW of power is needed to provide heating for 30,000 sq ft, and very much less power required for cooling. Geoexchange reduces the required input energy for heating and cooling by as much as 80 % , allowing for 1-1.5 KW of PV solar panels the power to heat & cool each 1,000 sq ft of building space.
The most cost effective path to net zero for a new or existing building is the installation of a Borehole Thermal Energy System (BTES). A very large capacity earth battery that stores and seasonally re-uses all heat from a building. Sequestering summer heat gain while providing cooling, and re-using that stored heat in winter.
Return on investment ? One of our projects, a 300,000 sq ft commercial space, has had an annual energy saving equating to more than $ 90,000.00 per year since 2008, returning 150% of the total installation cost. All of our commercial project ROI’s are growing at a similar rate.
Our equipment has been tailored to make the process of vertical ground loop installation fast and efficient, providing high quality at low cost.
We have designed a format for drilling 3 ¼ inch (80mm) Dia. Wells to a typical depth of 400′ (120 meters) to install 1inch loop. This is our best value suggestion for most commercial Geothermal installations, however our drills can install 1 ¼ inch loops to greater depths where required.
Our Wombat drills have all the functions on board to drill, install, and grout, in a single operation. The space required is just 2.5 meters x 4 meters.
Our all-terrain, all-weather equipment is unhindered by construction site conditions, and our mess-free, small footprint is unobtrusive by design.
Our drills can handle any geological formations in a mess-free and productive manner, with onboard air, mud, dual rotary, foam / water injection, and dust collection systems. Our loop tie–in with the GeoSolar header ensures perfect flow balancing, and the minimum trenching or tie–in space is required. Our methods are designed to provide efficiency and economy without sacrifice to reliability or quality.