Industrial Applications for Ground Source Heat Pumps

An energy efficiency technology that could be a good fit for your industrial facility is ground source heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). GHP systems are a high efficiency heating and cooling technology that has a wide range of potential applications. 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.

Tailored Solutions for Your Facility

If you work in the industrial manufacturing and packaging industry then you are aware of the pressures to cut costs and increase productivity to maintain a competitive edge. If you take those challenges seriously your facility needs to have in place a comprehensive energy efficiency strategy. Getting a strategy starts with a professional energy audit to get a complete picture of your facility’s energy consumption and to identify best practices, that will reduce your bills with no investment required, as well as identify the projects that will make your investment dollar go the farthest. Depending on your facility’s needs ground source heat pumps may be part of the solution.

Along with industrial energy efficiency services discussed further here ANTARES has expertise in large scale geothermal systems which can save energy as well having longer life span and reduced maintenance costs when compared to conventional HVAC systems. For Industrial facilities in particular there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution so in most circumstances ANTARES would conduct a comprehensive energy audit where energy prices, heating and cooling loads and even geological information is used to determine if GHP would be a good fit for your facility.

ANTARES has a proven track record serving industrial clients that stretches back over 20 years, we get them on track to be lean and efficient while maintaining or increasing reliability and serviceability. Contact us today to learn more!

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 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 learn more about how we can assist your project, contact us here.