As a point of information, I want to share with you the definitions under the 2016 ANSI/CSA C448.0-16 (Bi-national Standard) Design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings. The technical committee spent many, many hours working together to address all stakeholder's comments and concerns.
Ground heat exchanger, vertical loop ground heat exchanger, horizontal loop ground heat exchanger, submerged heat exchanger - a continuous, sealed, underground heat exchanger consisting of a closed-loop through which a heat-transfer fluid passes to and returns from a heat pump or manifold.
Note: Ground heat exchangers may be vertically or horizontally configured or submerged in surface water
Ground loop heat pump (GLHP) - a ground source heat pump system connected to a closed-loop system.
Note: Other terms used in the industry include "ground source heat pump system", "geothermal heat pump", "geoexchange", "ground coupled heat pump", and "water source heat pump".
Lisa Meline, P.E.
Meline Engineering Corporation
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Meline Engineering Corporation is a licensed mechanical engineering consulting firm located in Sacramento, CA. For the past 22 years, Meline Engineering Corporation has provided energy efficient mechanical system designs for commercial and residential buildings and is considered the West Coast industry leader in designing geoexchange and related applications.