GBL Geothermal is Leading the Way

January 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm 2 comments

In my younger years, I spent many hours swimming at a pool that was heated using geothermal energy. Even though I understood the concept, I had a tough time picturing how it worked. I never really looked into it again until now.

There are different types of geothermal energy and each source requires a different method to capture it. The type that is most intriguing to me is actually available all over the world and located just beneath the Earth’s surface. The reason why it interests me is because this geothermal energy is very accessible and has been proven to drastically reduce the carbon footprint we leave behind.

The only challenge to wide implementation of this alternative energy source is that the infrastructure cannot be installed conveniently unless it is installed during construction. Old homes and businesses can be retrofitted to capitalize on the technology, for a price. If installed during new construction, given the right price point, the system could pay for itself in as little as five years.

A company that is leading the way in green building is GBL Geothermal. Check out their YouTube channel for more information on how the technology works.

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  • 1. jaygrahamreno  |  January 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    If only everyone was becoming more environmentally aware and searching out alternative heat sources. My house is less than one year old and geothermal heating wasn’t even an option for us to select during construction which is too bad since the link you provided indicates my house would have been a great place to install a residential system. I am going to start getting more involved in the construction of geothermal systems. Thanks for your post.

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    • 2. Michael Lemons  |  January 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      I agree Jay. We all need to be more aware. I am excited to see how the Reno market responds to this option. Would you have made the investment on this system or would you have gone with a traditional system? Thank you for your comment. Michael

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