Monthly Archives: September 2011
Geothermal mulled as better option. Wind turbines, solar panels deemed too obtrusive
Because wind turbines or solar panels are too obtrusive on the landscape, geothermal energy may be a better option for developing renewable energy in the city, Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian said. “To us, it’s more appealing when it’s underground,” Mr. Seferian said at a city meeting last week. Several Oregon City Council members said they [...]Posted September 22nd, 2011 by JohnFreitag
Springfield architecture firm John Shafer and Associates resides in an award-winning dream office just south of the city’s downtown. The office was designed with a perfect recipie of energy efficiency, edgy design and sustainability, using geothermal for the 2,900 square foot building. Collins Plumbing Heating and Cooling, a Springfield area WaterFurnace dealer, and Congerville loop installer The Hole Deal — both GAOI members [...]Posted September 21st, 2011 by JohnFreitag
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative to celebrate 1,000th geothermal heat pump system
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a rural electric co-op serving nearly 14,000 consumer-members in eastern Illinois, will mark the 1,000th geothermal heating and cooling system installed on the cooperative’s system on October 13. This is an incredible milestone for EIEC, which has a long-running, highly successful geo marketing program for members … and a very active builder/HVAC [...]Posted September 21st, 2011 by JohnFreitag
Planning underway for 2012 GAOI Conference – please help!
Want to get involved in your organization? Planning is now underway for the 2012 Geothermal Alliance of Illinois conference — February 28-29, 2012 in downtown Peoria. GAOI director Alastar McGrath is the conference committee chairman. He is seeking GAOI members who would like to volunteer to help plan next year’s conference. Meetings will be held by conference call/webinar and [...]Posted September 21st, 2011 by JohnFreitag