Québec: New Green Retrofit Tax Credit

Novemebr 1, 2013  

Québec: New Green Retrofit Tax Credit topped at $10,000

Quebec Government announced on October 7, 2013 the establishment of a 20 % green income tax credit for the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy systems such as geothermal heat pumps. The maximum tax credit is set at $10,000. For example, a $25,000 geothermal heat pump system could qualify for a $5,000 income tax credit. 

GeoSmart’s New Multi Loop and Pump Handler Fast & Efficient

GeoSmart’s New Multi Loop and Pump Handler Fast & Efficient

GeoSmart introduces state-of-the-art compact multi loop feeder and pump puller to North American drilling industry at CanWell conference in Hamilton, ON.

May 23, 2012

Cambridge, ON – GeoSmart Energy is elevating the Canadian geothermal drilling industry to a new level of efficiency with its recent acquisition of a new time-saving multi loop and pump handler designed specifically for geothermal drilling applications, but with additional applications for the water well industries. Compact and powerful, the GeoSmart Push’N Pull simplifies the installation of geothermal pipes in vertical drill applications, saving time, money and manual labour.

The Grouting Process

Flush, fill and purge geothermal loops the right way

February 13, 2012

One of the most important steps in ensuring a successful geothermal installation involves flushing, filling and purging of the loop system. When and how you do this can mean the difference between a well-installed system and one destined to be plagued with problems.

Horizontal boring machine

Geothermal Installation – Consider horizontal boring on your next geo project

January 9, 2012

The term ‘trenchless technology’ is a drilling application that we don’t often associate with geothermal loop installations . . . but we should.

Given advancements in horizontal boring equipment over the past few years, this technique has become both an economical and feasible option when it comes to installing geothermal loops and has earned its place in the geothermal space.

Philip and Mary's house


November 30, 2011

When Philip and Mary Ann’s two children ask for the ‘Arctic Blast’ on a hot summer’s night, they know it’s time to drop their thermostat a half degree. That’s all it takes for the air in their home to quickly reach that ‘air conditioned’ feel thanks to the GeoSmart Energy Premium G forced air unit they had installed in their two-storey home three years ago.

New VIA Rail station to feature geo

Nov 1, 2011

Cambridge, ON – When the new Windsor, Ontario VIA Rail train station opens for business in 2012, more than 1,000 passengers who pass through the station each day will benefit from the heating and cooling properties of geothermal technology.

‘Well’, what are you going to do?

Geothermal Drilling, a viable career and business option.

September 1, 2011

When geothermal technology first entered the marketplace in Southern Ontario some 30 years ago, it was understandably embraced by groundwater specialists as a viable way to expand their businesses given the associated demand for open loop water well systems.

Open loop geothermal systems in the purest form require two water wells sharing the same aquifer. The supply well often does dual duty, supplying domestic water as well as supply water to the geothermal heat pump. The clean tempered water is then returned unharmed to the same aquifer via the second water well located some distance away on the same property.  Given the skill sets of licensed water well specialists, they were quick to recognize the increased business potential.

GeoSmart Energy’s geothermal wrapped Toyota Prius is getting noticed!

May 13, 2011

Cambridge, ON – GeoSmart Energy’s newly wrapped Toyota Prius is really creating a buzz – with the public and geothermal dealers. Ron Vanhevel, GeoSmart’s South Western Ontario, Territory Manager is pleased on how the geothermal wrapped Toyata Prius is a conversation starter.

GeoSmart Supports Post-Graduate Bursary to Assist Canadian Students in Geothermal-Related Research

May 4, 2011

Toronto, ON – GeoSmart Energy is extremely pleased to be part of the “first ever” National Renewable Energy Bursary Initiative with the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition.

“These Master and Doctorate Level Bursaries will truly support post-graduate students in furthering their studies and research into the advancement of the ground source heat pump field and ultimately the geothermal industry,” remarked Stan Marco, Co-Founder and CEO of GeoSmart Energy. “I am proud of our collective and ongoing efforts to build awareness and understanding about the benefits of geothermal technology, ground source heat pumps and how Canadian knowledge, experience and research is shaping the industry around the world.”

CGC Honours Dr Hooper, Geothermal Pioneer

May 4, 2011

Toronto – Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, Canada’s Association for Geothermal Heating and Cooling, hosts an event to celebrate the pioneering renewable heating and cooling research of Dr Frank Hooper, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.