Is a ground source heat pump system feasible for my project?
Pre-feasibility allows a client to understand if a GSHP system can work for them. With limited information from the client, GEOptimize can project a system based on location, abuilding type, a conventional energy source, and expected building energy efficiency measures. Estimating construction costs, utility rates, incentives, and the carbon intensity of electricity for the project produces an initial pre-feasibility ‘go/no-go’ response.
Feasibility studies are early assessments of the technical, economic, and environmental factors that determine the likely outcomes of a geothermal system, based on detailed analysis. Feasibility also identifies potential risks (e.g., unexpected geological conditions) and opportunities, such as incentives available for cost reduction. Our systems have a 100% reliability rate, showing that when experts are involved in the design, performance is assured.
Detailed analysis provides the information needed to determine the economic and technical feasibility of a GSHP system for a client with a high level of confidence. This includes significant design of the proposed system.
Involving GEOptimize early in the process with the developer and design team is the best guarantee of long-term viability of a GSHP system.
Iterative hourly energy modeling of a proposed project allows GEOptimize to calculate the impact of changes to the building, mechanical, and electrical systems to balance energy loads to the ground. Load balancing results in:
This design methodology has been refined and proven by GEOptimize in hundreds of GSHP systems.