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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Call for topics, idea for presentations — GAOI 2012

Got an idea for a presentation at next year’s Geothermal Alliance of Illinois conference? Suggestion for a speaker? An idea for a general topic to be covered in a breakout session? We have a couple of suggestions! 1. Please share your idea with any GAOI board member, GAOI Executive Director John Freitag or Conference Chairman […]

Posted July 26th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

George Washington birthplace goes geo

The Bloomberg Network’s syndicated television program, energyNow!, covered the installation of a geothermal heat pump system at George Washington’s 1732 birthplace in Virginia. energyNow! is dedicated to energy and environmental issues. As the father of our country, George Washington was known as a forward thinker and an innovator. Now, visitors to the George Washington Birthplace […]

Posted July 26th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Consumer Reports covers geothermal: “An old technology gets a second look”

The biggest chunk of your utility bill comes from heating and cooling your home, and heating hot water. So what if you could do all those things without burning much fuel? That’s the promise of a home geothermal system, which uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat your home in the winter […]

Posted July 26th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal is part of net-zero energy homes in New Lenox subdivision

A newly formed company thinks the beacon that will attract homebuyers to its patch of dirt in New Lenox isn’t a clubhouse or walking paths, the extras that once drew attention to new subdivisions, but 30-foot-tall vertical-axis wind turbines. Prairie Ridge Estates, as envisioned by local developers Jim and Phil Regan, could just possibly become […]

Posted July 26th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Two bills of interest to Geothermal Industry passed by Illinois General Assembly

Two bills of interest to Geothermal Industry passed by Illinois General Assembly

Two pieces of legislation of interest to the Illinois geothermal heat pump industry were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in the waning days of the spring session. Of direct interest is passage of HB 308, which would amend the Illinois Water Well Construction Code to allow for permitting and licensing of vertical closed loops by […]

Posted July 7th, 2011 by JohnFreitag