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Geo Outlook article "Designing for Efficiency and Longevity" by Ed Lohrenz

  • 1.  Geo Outlook article "Designing for Efficiency and Longevity" by Ed Lohrenz

    Posted 09-12-2018 11:50
    This was an excellent article and I was glad to see it in the Outlook. The arguments and points Ed made need to be widely shared and understood in our industry if we're going to get past some of the 'horror stories' and negative rep that geothermal has for some consumers. There are some great explanations about what design affects and why it is critical, and more so than for some of the other common types of heating and cooling systems, because other manufacturers have taken many of those design decisions away from the installing contractors. Ed said, "Designing a GHSP system requires attention to more details than an ordinary HVAC system since the designer and contractor are not connecting to a common energy source such as a gas pipeline or electric grid, that someone else has designed and maintains... The designer is designing and building the energy source for the system."

    Great work in this issue overall.

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    Jacquelyn Scherer
    Geo Designer
    The Janes Company
    Mukilteo, WA
    425-267-0202
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