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Geo exchange presentation austrade launch 040610

  1. 1. Geoexchange is the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning system available (US EPA)
  2. 3. The Evolution of Geoexchange
  3. 4. The Evolution of Geoexchange <ul><li>1912: First patented in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>1930s: First attempts but little success </li></ul><ul><li>1970s: Development of HDPE and first real successes </li></ul><ul><li>1980: WaterFurnace first founded </li></ul><ul><li>1987: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) formed </li></ul><ul><li>1988: Technology introduced to Australia </li></ul><ul><li>AND NOW........GeoCooling Technology in India in 2010 </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Geoexchange Cooling Cycle
  5. 6. Ground Loops: Vertical or Horizontal
  6. 7. Water Loops: Closed or Open
  7. 8. Hybrid Geoexchange Systems
  8. 9. District (Utility) Geoexchange Systems
  9. 10. Ground Source Heat Pumps
  10. 11. Assessing the Suitability <ul><li>Building Load Profile and Operating Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time periods (24 hr operation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Location (mixed heating and cooling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational (high or mixed loads) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Local Energy Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ground Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Area Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Bodies Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-situ Testing </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Benefits of Geoexchange 1 <ul><li>Reduced Energy Costs: 30-70 % savings </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced CO 2 Emissions and Carbon Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced peak electrical loads: 20 to 50 % reduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power supply mains reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back-up energy requirements reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regulator / Rating friendly – both energy and water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 19 points on LEED Rating </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Benefits of Geoexchange 2 <ul><li>Reduced Maintenance: 20-50 % savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No cooling tower or boiler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates potential for Legionnaires Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Longer Life of System: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GSHPs – 20 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground Loop – 50 + years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No outdoor equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No dust, salt or pollution damage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety (no exposed moving parts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced vandalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No unsightly units on verandahs </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Benefits of Geoexchange 3 <ul><li>In-built redundancy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If one unit fails client does not lose total space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conditioning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduced space requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced structural requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No cooling towers to be mounted on roof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No requirement for architectural surrounds or noise barriers </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Fort Polk, Louisiana: Defence Housing and Barracks <ul><li>Largest system worldwide (for now) </li></ul><ul><li>4000 units in 1300 buildings </li></ul><ul><li>>23 MW heating and cooling capacity </li></ul><ul><li>$3.3 million savings per year </li></ul><ul><li>~5.5 year simple payback </li></ul>
  15. 16. GeoExchange Australia Pty Ltd and GeoCooling Technology Pvt Ltd <ul><li>International Distributors for WaterFurnace - Industry leader in Ground Source Heat Pumps </li></ul><ul><li>IGSHPA Certified Designers and Installers </li></ul><ul><li>In-situ Thermal Conductivity Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Construction of Ground Loops </li></ul><ul><li>Design Assistance to Ensure Integration with Mechanical Services </li></ul>

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