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2017 Top Job Winners

2017 Top Job Winners

Congratulations to Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning and Weidner Refrigeration, Winners of the 2017 Top Job Competition GAOI member-contractors Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning of Bloomington-Normal and Weidner Refrigeration of Divernon are the winners of the first Top Job competition, honoring the top geothermal heat pump projects in the Land of Lincoln. The winners were […]

Posted August 23rd, 2017 by JohnFreitag

Conference Sponsors

Posted February 18th, 2014 by ChrisReynolds

Sign up now to sponsor the 2014 Illinois Geothermal Conference

Sign up now to sponsor the 2014 Illinois Geothermal Conference

  The geothermal heat pump industry will be focused on Bloomington, IL next March 10-12, 2014. Those are the dates of the Illinois Geothermal Conference, sponsored by the Geothermal Alliance of IL. We hope that you’ll sign on as a conference GOLD sponsor and show exhibitor today. We’re planning on a record attendance of 300 […]

Posted December 13th, 2013 by JohnFreitag

Sign up now for the Illinois Geothermal Tour, September 21, 2013

  We are asking for the support and participation of all GAOI members in advancing a new program — the Illinois Geothermal Tour!  Saturday, September 21, 2013, is Geothermal Heat Pump Day in Illinois as declared by the Governor. We’re organizing a series of geothermal open houses around the state — all together this will […]

Posted August 27th, 2013 by JohnFreitag

GAOI at the Farm Progress Show

GAOI at the Farm Progress Show

The geothermal unit shell (generously contributed by Enertech Global) got a great workout at the Illinois State Fair and is located in the Touchstone Energy exhibit at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur this week. The freestanding display has a brochure holder and communicates the energy-efficient attributes of geothermal heating and cooling. Many thanks to the […]

Posted August 27th, 2013 by JohnFreitag

Thanks to everyone who helped with the GAOI effort at the Illinois State Fair

Thanks to everyone who helped with the GAOI effort at the Illinois State Fair

Many thanks to all members who helped with this year’s GAOI effort at the Illinois State Fair, where a recent-year record 960,000 folks attended the 12-day event. For the second straight year, GAOI was part of the Illinois Energy Zone on the lawn of the Emmerson Building, located right in the heart of the fairgrounds […]

Posted August 27th, 2013 by JohnFreitag

Sign up now for the Illinois Geothermal Tour, September 21, 2013

We are asking for the support and participation of all GAOI members in advancing a new program — the Illinois Geothermal Tour!  Saturday, September 21, 2013, is Geothermal Heat Pump Day in Illinois as declared by the Governor. We’re organizing a series of geothermal open houses around the state — all together this will make […]

Posted August 27th, 2013 by JohnFreitag

Colorado home with insulated panels and geo will cut electricity use in half

    Stand on the outside and it’s difficult to see what makes this four-story  home under construction in north Denver so innovative. That is, until looking at  the list of energy-conscious materials and technologies that are part of the  package. It is not so much a list as it is a blueprint for the […]

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by JohnFreitag

GAOI and co-ops sponsoring BPI training

The Geothermal Alliance of Illinois and the Assn. of Illinois Electric Co-ops are teaming up to sponsor Building Performance Institute training in the coming weeks. GAOI member and BPI guru Brian Kumer of Thermal Imaging Services will teach the BPI training, which will be held in Bloomington on September 24-26 and October 8-10. Participants will […]

Posted September 14th, 2012 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal Project Finished before school started

(from the Rantoul Press newspaper) By Matt Daniels The first day of classes at Rantoul Township High School were Aug. 21. Making sure the building was prepared and ready with a long list of summer projects completed by then was a sticking point for RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio. The largest project involved the new geothermal heating […]

Posted September 14th, 2012 by JohnFreitag