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Geothermal Heat Pumps for Small Business Owners

Photo of the Galt House Hotel.

A geothermal heat pump system saves the Galt House Hotel in Kentucky approximately $25,000 monthly in energy costs.

The following resources can help you install geothermal heat pumps in your office or commercial building. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to geothermal heat pumps.

General Information

U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Features comprehensive basic information and resources.

GeoExchange, the website of the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
Provides a lot of information on geothermal heat pumps, including case studies, brochures, heating system comparisons, and a list of manufacturers.

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
Has basic information about ground source heat pumps and a business directory of accredited installers and designers by state.

An Information Survival Kit for the Prospective Geothermal Heat Pump Owner
This 28-page booklet from the Geo-Heat Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology describes several different types of geothermal heat pumps and their capabilities, describes how to find and evaluate contractors, and answers many common questions about geothermal heat pumps.

Financing

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.