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A Dream Comes True…..
About 5 years ago, I start thinking about how to make Geo-thermal more affordable. The obvious step was to speed up drilling and, most importantly for me for slightly selfish reasons, make the whole area clean during this process. Working with our prototype clean drilling machine, everything turned out even dirtier than using a typical machine. But, slowly by perfecting the process, two years later we have accomplished this goal.
The first “Clean Drilling System” machine called GES – 01! Small, compact, and based on Case combination backhoe loader, this machine was perfect for small- and medium-sized jobs. But, for large jobs where the drilling process must start on a larger scale, it was way too small. With two international trucks serving as its base, our new Drilling machine drove up to its first job two weeks ago. Now, we finally have everything for Geo-Thermal…
Wait. Why are we calling it Geo-Thermal if Geo-Thermal uses hot water springs, and steam comes from geysers? In our case, we use the temperature of the earth’s crust, which is approximately constant. This permanent temperature is the basis of our process, so why we can’t use the name Geo-Perm instead.
Geologically Permanent Crust Temperature – in short Geo-Perm. Certainly a multi-million dollar industry can afford its own name. But that’s not the point of this story. So, where was I? Ah yes, the large Drilling machine is finally done and drilling. Drilling Clean, drilling Fast, saving Water and Money. And CDS is alive and well. Very soon we can present publicly for the first time the working horse of Geo-Perm industry – a machine designed for Geo-Perm, where the working area is Clean, where the Operators are Dry and Clean, and where we save tremendous amounts of clean water. Combination Drilling Rig – CDS – 100A. Even today some dreams come true.

By Walter F. Bochenek of Green Energy Solutions U.S., Inc.

Posted February 23rd, 2011 by JenniferDanzinger

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Quote from Dick Shelton, former director of Facilities Services at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center:
“I can only say positive things about the geothermal system that we installed in the Cancer Center. We originally had the old style heat pump system with resistance heater strips. We conditioned 10,000 sq. ft. at an average cost of $8,500 per year.  The new system is averaging $100/month, or $1,200 annually to condition the same space. Maintenance has been practically nonexistent on the new system; the space is comfortable year around and we have not received any complaints from the occupants. This is a rare occurrence in my profession. I cannot say enough about this system. It achieved the desired results and has exceeded my expectations.”

The hospital’s new 9,200 square foot Cancer Center is conditioned with a vertical loop retrofit geothermal system.

System tonnage: 20
Estimated incremental system payback: 6.01 years

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
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1000 Heath Center Dr.
Mattoon, IL  61938

Posted November 16th, 2010 by JohnFreitag

Fouts Christian Church Goes Geo

Quote from the Fouts Christian Church elders:
“The geothermal system has been a wonderful asset to our new building. We are thrilled with the economic cost for our heating and cooling needs and even temperatures it provides.”

The new 14,200 square foot church facility uses a geothermal system with vertical loops.

System tonnage: 40
Estimated incremental system payback: 3.16 years

Fouts Christian Church
W. Dix-Irvington Rd.
Centralia, IL  62801

Posted November 16th, 2010 by JohnFreitag

Bureau Township Community Church’s New Geo Unit

Quote from Pastor Marvin Claaussen:
“The system is working great, and we keep recommending it. We’ve found that it has really heated and cooled the building great.”

The church’s new 6,248 square foot Family Life Center is conditioned by a vertical loop geothermal system.

System tonnage: 15
Estimated incremental payback on project: 6.04 years

Bureau Township Community Church
19914 300 North Avenue
Tiskilwa, IL  61368

Posted November 16th, 2010 by JohnFreitag