Hybrid geothermal systems: less is more

Recorded Thursday, September 29, 2011 · available on-demand

70 minutes

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 Energy Center study that examined three working hybrid systems to assess how and why they were designed, how well they are now working, and lessons learned along the way.

Scott explains why hybrid systems can be more cost effective for certain projects than other HVAC systems and how this approach impacts energy use and the environment. Scott also presents tools and resources that are available to help owners and designers assess the benefits of implementing hybrid geothermal on their building projects.

Who should watch

This presentation is designed for building designers, owners, engineers and other professionals in the energy industry interested in learning about the hybrid geothermal concept.