Geothermal Energy for the Federal Sector

Meeting federal energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates requires an “all of the above” approach to be successful. One energy efficiency technology that can drastically reduce heating and cooling energy consumption is ground source or geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). These systems can reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling by up to 44% when compared to conventional air-source heat pumps. This is achieved by using an alternative thermal source/sink in heat pump cycle such as a pond, aquifer or the ground rather than the ambient air. These alternative thermal reservoirs have high thermal capacities that don’t vary with the season. These systems reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and facility maintenance all while improving building comfort because of their flexibility.

Ready to Assist on Projects Large and Small

ANTARES offers program management, project development, policy guidance, preliminary engineering and energy reporting services to many agencies of the federal government including the Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Administration, federal Energy Management Program, and of course the Department of Energy.  ANTARES expertise in GHPs complements our services to these agencies and helps these agencies meet their energy objectives. ANTARES is a GSA contractor allowing us to offer a broad range of services to our clients in a streamlined manor. Contact us to learn more about the services we can provide.

Proud of the Clients We Serve

ANTARES is proud to routinely provide our services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) where we evaluate the HVAC systems at hospital campuses all over the country and identify the best GHP opportunities for them. These feasibility studies get the VA on track to meeting federal energy efficiency goals while improving the facilities for our Veterans.

In addition to serving the VA, ANTARES is a FlexTech auditor for NYSERDA, and a technical reviewer for both NYSERDA’s and National Grid’s energy incentive programs, ANTARES has experience in performing both energy audits and reviewing the results of third party energy savings calculations to verify the energy cost savings under real life operating conditions.

To speak with someone at ANTARES about how we can assist your geothermal project, contact us here.