Organizations that share similar goals and interests with LI-GEO are:
- Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), www.GeoExchange.org
GEO is “The Voice” of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry in the United States. As a non-profit trade association, it promotes the manufacture, design and installation of GeoExchange® systems—the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology in the world.GEO’s aggressive government affairs program has achieved major successes for the geothermal heat pump industry, including 30% residential / 10% commercial tax credits in the United States for GeoExchange® system installations.And through their efforts, geothermal heat pumps are increasingly recognized as a renewable energy technology alongside wind and solar, ensuring an integral role in meeting future government energy and environmental goals.
- New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA), www.negpa.org
NEGPA is a regional non-profit association advocating for the development of Geothermal Systems as a dependable, cost-effective, renewable resource for New England. It is comprised of individuals and companies representing all disciplines involved in the geothermal value chain. Members are all passionate about Geothermal Systems and their ability to make an immediate and significant reduction in energy from fossil fuels and carbon emissions.
- International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), www.igshpa.okstate.edu
IGSHPA is a non-profit, member-driven organization established to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels. IGSHPA utilizes state-of-the-art facilities for conducting GSHP system installation training and geothermal research. IGSHPA certification is recognized world-wide as the gold standard of best practices for open loop geothermal systems.With its access to the most current advancements in the geothermal industry, IGSHPA is the ideal bridge between the latest technology and the people who benefit from these developments.
- National Ground Water Association (NGWA), www.ngwa.org
NGWA is the hallmark organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. A nonprofit organization, NGWA is composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals: contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. Our purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world’s groundwater resources.
- Connecticut Geothermal Organization (CTGEO), www.geothermalconnecticut.org
CTGEO promotes the growth of Connecticut’s ground source (also known as geothermal) industry. Its goals include: increasing public awareness and education, training installers, builders and designers, developing an information exchange database including but not limited to performance data, case studies and rebate information and representing the industry in relevant local and state legislative affairs.
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC), www.usgbc.org
The USGBC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
- Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, www.geo-exchange.ca/en/
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition was incorporated as a non-profit, federally incorporated corporation to transform the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market in Canada by expanding the market in Canada for geoexchange products and services; facilitating business development in a way that complements the participants’ core business; promoting the CGC’s contribution to the Canadian economy through increased sales revenues, jobs creation, and enhanced export opportunities; and, improving environmental performance, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at SUNY Farmingdale, www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/resc/
RESC’s mission is to enhance public awareness of emerging renewable energy resources through a focus on applied research and workforce training in the renewable/sustainable and smart grid technologies. This mission is achieved through: promoting applied research, creating Long Island’s first Smart Energy Campus in conjunction with PSEGLI, transforming the Solar Energy Center into Long Island’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC), expanding the Solar Energy Center to become the RESC with live demonstration models on renewable energy resources, with smart grid technology and real time displays and developing certificate–level training programs in renewable energy resources.
- Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, www.molloy.edu/long-island-connections/the-sustainability-institute
Molloy College is proud to have launched the Sustainability Institute, Long Island’s first-ever venture housing sustainability education and policy analysis within an academic institution. The Sustainability Institute team provides both student and community education and advocacy on key issues related to sustainability. Through education, with classes taught by Sustainability Institute staff, and policy analysis, as well as by encouraging informed dialogue and respectful debate among parties with diverse viewpoints, Molloy hopes to help drive solutions that will serve “the common good.”
- Geothermal Heat Pump National & International Initiative (GeoNii), www.Geo-Nii.org
GEO-NII is a collaborative effort within the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry to promote geothermal heat pumps. Their aim is to advance the “Road to 30%,” for the national & international geothermal heat pump industry, develop a sustainable infrastructure through professional development training, support the adoption of IGSHPA standards & training certifications & accreditations, achieve adoption of the geothermal heat pump as an acceptable technology available for Renewable Energy Credits (REC) and/or emission credits which would help eliminate the first cost barrier and promote the adoption of the R.I.D.E. (Register, Inspect, Document & Evaluate) program which can capture the metrics for GHP projects.
- Colorado Geo Energy and Heat Pump Association (CoGEHPA), www.gogeonow.org
CoGEHPA was formed to create a community of geoexchange advocates that can elevate the industry’s position as a viable, cost-effective alternative to traditional forms of heating and cooling. Members include geoexchange businesses representing drillers, installers, designers and equipment manufacturers/distributors in collaboration with the Governor’s Energy Office and its Geothermal Working Group.Goals include public outreach and education, professional development training, legislative monitoring and advocacy and the establishment of standards for a quality assurance program to improve system performance and increase consumer confidence.
- HeatSpring Learning Institute, www.heatspring.com/
HeatSpring’s goal is to help small companies, professionals, and entrepreneurs make money in the renewable energy industry. We accomplish this through training courses we have developed as well as our software platform, Cammpus which allows companies and organizations to develop branded training programs for the high performance building industry.
- EnergyWise Partners LLC, ewpllc.com/.
EnergyWise Partners LLC was formed in 2009 with a goal to offer a pay-for-use sales model for geothermal heat pump systems, which broadened to incorporate the use of all types of renewable thermal energy systems (geothermal, solar-thermal, combined heat and power, hybrid systems) in homes, businesses and district heating systems. Thermal energy assets produce useful heating or cooling only as required, different from electrical generation by solar and wind that is integrated into the electric grid. Our strategy is to provide investors or capital providers with information necessary for them to assess, manage and mitigate risks associated with these thermal energy systems.