Geothermal: Your Key to Green Energy

With the Albertan Government offering incentives to businesses choosing to harness the power of high-efficiency products, the push towards net-zero buildings is stronger than ever. As a distributor that supplies geothermal products to many businesses, including builders of multi-residential and commercial properties, here are a few of Rocky Ridge Geo’s top tips for making sure you’re on your way to hitting that net-zero target!

Net-zero is one of many ways

With the Albertan Government offering incentives to businesses choosing to harness the power of high-efficiency products, the push towards constructing net-zero buildings is stronger than ever. As a distributor that supplies geothermal products to many businesses, including builders of multi-residential and commercial properties, here are a few reasons/tips explaining why you can count on Geothermal for your next net-zero project!

Net-zero is one of many ways to measure a building’s “Green” footprint

It can be confusing to read about the designations, rating systems, and certifications that tie into the high-efficiency world. Energy Star, LEED, and Net-Zero are all great guiding points to help you make sure your property is attaining a more eco-friendly standard. Each designation offers a unique element to your overall efficiency plan, and Rocky Ridge is happy to answer any questions you may have about the differences between them. Geothermal technology is a great step in the right direction when it comes to going Net-Zero, as by design, they reduce your fossil fuel imprint and overall energy consumption.

For new builds, incorporate your green measures right from the start

Now that there’s more information on energy efficient design available to contractors and suppliers, it’s significantly easier to plan a green build from the ground up. Along with a solid geothermal system, a few aspects we recommend keeping in mind are:

  • Outfit your build with airtight, properly insulated doors and windows.
  • Use passive solar heating via strategically placed windows to your advantage
  • Ensure an efficient, easy path for air ventilation to allow for easy heating/cooling of your home.

Finally, HVAC products are an integral part of your energy saving strategy

A good geothermal product is worth its weight in utilities, with the potential to save owners hundreds of dollars a year. Geothermal heat pumps operate at a 410% efficiency rate, or 820% when used for both heating and cooling. This gives building owners an easy and reliable way to save money while keeping residents comfortable year-round. Worried about incorporating geothermal products into an older building? Rocky Ridge can help you determine if your building is suited for retrofits.

To learn more about attaining your goal for net-zero, give us a call today!

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