Topic: geothermal

Articles

Economic analysis in individual project selection
06.17.12 | Using net present value analysis instead of the rate of return will treat investment scale as one of the key value drivers, and will help engineers select money-making projects by Steve Kihm, CFA, Research Director and Scott Hackel, PE, LEED AP,... MORE

Initiatives

About our building
05.14.14 | In November 2013, we realized a dream we've had for nearly two decades—to live our mission by locating our headquarters in a green building.Our space tells an important economic story. The LEED Platinum Core and Shell building is developer-driven,... MORE

Publications

Hybrid ground-source heat pump installations: experiences, improvements and tools
09.20.12 | The Energy Center of Wisconsin with assistance from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory studied three working hybrid system installations to compare their economic and environmental impacts with other HVAC systems. MORE
Ten-year update: emissions and economic analysis of geothermal heat pumps in Wisconsin
09.20.12 | This analysis determines the cost-effectiveness and environmental impact of geothermal heat pump systems. We used building models to compare geothermal systems with conventional systems in otherwise identical buildings. This study is an update of... MORE
Tour Guide for the Fond du Lac High School Geothermal System
09.20.12 | This brochure takes you on a tour of the Fond du Lac High School heat pump installation. The high school, which serves 2,400 students, is the largest geothermal pond system in the United States. Learn more about this proven, innovative technology... MORE
Eau Claire Couple Impresses Neighbors with Geothermal Heat Pump
09.20.12 | Slinky loops buried in yard keeps down asthma and energy bills. MORE
Enhanced Residential Heat Pumps: Wisconsin Case Study Results
09.20.12 | Heat pumps employing a variety of cost-saving innovations were installed and monitored at seven residential sites in Wisconsin. This report presents economic and technical assessments of these case studies. Long Term Data Summary: summarizes the... MORE
Wisconsin Geothermal Heat Pump Trade Organization
09.20.12 | Report explores the interest in and practicality of establishing a heat pump organization. The trade group would be designed to help develop the geothermal heat pump industry in Wisconsin. MORE

Tools

HyGCHP modeling tool
11.14.12 | Go hybrid with HyGCHP (hybrid ground-coupled heat pumps) Reduce the cost of implementing geothermal heat pump systems on your building projects by going hybrid. A hybrid geothermal heat pump system can lower your costs by reducing the peak capacity... MORE

Videos

Vision and sustainable strategies: our new building
12.19.13 | Frank Greb and Scott Hackel share the vision for our new space and give a brief technical overview of the HVAC system (including variable refrigerant flow geothermal) and lighting/daylighting strategies. MORE
Tutorial: HyGCHP modeling tool
12.19.13 | Reduce the cost of implementing geothermal heat pump systems on your building projects by going hybrid. A hybrid geothermal heat pump system can lower your costs by reducing the peak capacity of your ground loop and allowing you to install a smaller... MORE

Webinars

Hybrid geothermal systems: less is more
09.28.11 | Geothermal heat pump systems are an excellent choice for high performance heating, cooling and air conditioning, but cost is often a barrier. The solution? Go hybrid! Scott discusses the hybrid geothermal approach and reveals the results of an... MORE