Geotility is Installing A Large Scale Geo System at the World's Busiest Border Crossing

Geotility is Installing A Large Scale Geo System at the World

Geotility has been awarded the contract for installing a new geoexchange system at the U.S. / Mexican border crossing south of San Diego. The world's busiest border crossing situated in San Ysidro, California is going through a multi-year re-development, including the addition of a highly efficient geoexchange system. The system will consist of over 450 boreholes drilled to 400 ft.

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Geotility Constructs Award Winning Project

Geotility Constructs Award Winning Project

The Alexandra District Energy Utility project in Richmond, B.C. constructed by Geotility has been awarded the highest distinction by the International District Energy Association.

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Geotility Installs Geoexchange System Seven Stories Underground

Geotility Installs Geoexchange System Seven Stories Underground

Geotility recently completed the installation of a geoexchange system using its industry leading low-height drilling technology.

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Predator Ridge becomes the newest Terrasource Community

Predator Ridge becomes the newest Terrasource Community

Wesbild VP Brad Pelletier and GeoTility CEO Jim Leask have confirmed an agreement to install environmentally sustainable geothermal systems in the new Predator Ridge Golf Resort Community.

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Bosch and Orca Energy sign joint marketing agreement

Bosch and Orca Energy sign joint marketing agreement

Bosch Thermotechnology has signed an agreement with U.S.-based Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, to jointly market a geothermal infrastructure-equipment solution to developers, homebuilders and prospective new homeowners in the U.S. Orca Energy is a sister company to Terrasource Utility Services and GeoTility GeoThermal Installations Corporation.

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GeoTility Installs Geothermal in Innovative Museum

GeoTility Installs Geothermal in Innovative Museum

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is the first LEED Gold Museum in the state of Washington, and demonstrates that the very tight environmental tolerances required to store fine art can be met in an energy efficient manner. GeoExchange is a key part of the solution. GeoTility installed over 4200' of Geothermal wells to provide thermal energy for the building. Extensive use of day lighting, active solar shading, solar panels, and a green roof are additional features that contribute to this buildings outstanding environmental stewardship.

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Shaw TV Features GeoTility at Chemainus Village Square

Shaw TV Features GeoTility at Chemainus Village Square

Shaw TV's Meg Cuthbert checks out a building in Chemainus that will use Geothermal heating and cooling. This is a unique way of heating and cooling your home by harnessing the power of the sun!

The video features GeoTility employees John Kelly, Josh Holtkemp, and Richard Ford.

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Geothermal HVAC is coming of age

Geothermal HVAC is coming of age

Geothermal heat pumps stand out among renewable energy technologies for being unaffected by cloud or wind, operating on demand 24/7, and lasting 2 to 3 times longer than conventional HVAC systems while being less than half the cost to operate. So why isn't the technology gaining wider spread adoption?

Jay Egg takes a look at the drivers for the technology and predicts a big future.

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Chemainus Village Square's Green Initiative

Chemainus Village Square

Chemainus Village Square, a brand new Shopping Centre in Chemainus, is installing a Geothermal system; an emerging, alternative energy source.

The Earth stores energy, deep below the surface. GeoTility is hard at work making that energy accessible.

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GeoTility launches Orca Energy: Geothermal Utility Service for the USA

Terrasource has enjoyed great success advancing the adoption of GeoExchange systems. By utilitizing the in-ground infrastructure, providing access to the building owner, and charging an affordable access fee, many who couldn't afford the upfront costs of GeoExchange are enjoying the benefits of the system.

Now, through Orca Energy, we are providing the same opportunity to consumers in the US.

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Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing

Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing

GeoTility is proud to have contributed to the addition to St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, BC. This innovative hospital - the greenest in Canada - uses a holistic approach to both healing and efficient building design. Features include day-lighting, green roofs, fresh air through opening windows, organic materials and shapes, optimized work flow and of course, geothermal heating and cooling.

GeoTility installed 125 boreholes to 76 meters (250 feet) to provide thermal energy for the hospital. Energy consumption is 1/3rd of the older, smaller hospital.

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GeoTility responds to concerns from home owners at Wilden

In response to rising electricity prices in the FORTIS BC region, GeoTility has begun a concerted effort to research BC Energy Policy. We've sent letters to the BCUC, the Minister of Energy Mines and Natural Gas and Responsible for Housing, and to the NDP Energy critic. Our goal is to influence rate design to ensure that residential electric consumers aren't subsidizing artificially low industrial electric rates, and to create a favourable environment for responsible individuals who want to reduce their carbon footprint by adopting GeoExchange technology.

Download the information package that was prepared for residents of Wilden. The package includes letters, energy monitoring data, information sheets, and an energy forecast.

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Vancouver seeks low-carbon solutions for heating buildings

Vancouver seeks low-carbon solutions for heating buildings

Buildings produce over 50% of greenhouse gases. They’re worse than cars, buses and trucks for the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions they produce.

Higher standards for new buildings is a start, but to achieve bigger reductions, you have to deal with existing buildings.

District energy systems that will use geothermal and other sources are being explored by the City of Vancouver for parts of the densely populated downtown.

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Methane leaks erode green credentials of natural gas

Methane leaks erode green credentials of natural gas

Methane is a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than CO2, and it is leaking from natural gas wells at much higher levels than anticipated.

Scientists at the EDF (Environmental Defence Fund) suggest that shifting to natural gas from coal-fired generators has climactic benefits as long as the leakage rate from production is below 3.2%.

Methane leaks were expected in natural gas wells, however researchers from the American Geophysical Union found leaking as high as 9% in one gas field. The gas industry estimates the leak rate at about half that amount, and the EPA estimates leak rates to be 2.4% of production, lower than the industry they are monitoring. Something clearly doesn't add up.

Using leakage rates from anyone other than the EPA, natural gas has a bigger environmental impact than coal!

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PricewaterhouseCoopers calls for the decarbonization of the global economy

PricewaterhouseCoopers calls for the decarbonization of the global economy

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the worlds largest professional services firm, is not know for scaremongering. So it is worth paying particular attention to its latest annual low carbon economy index.

PwC's report says there will need to be radical transformations in the ways the global economy currently functions, including a rapid uptake of renewable energy, and sharp falls in fossil fuel use. GeoTility is ready to help deliver just this.

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The largest geothermal system in the U.S.

The largest geothermal system in the U.S.

Check out how Missouri S&T is replacing its coal fired power plants with Geothermal technology.

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Drilling is complete on The Osoyoos Indian Band District Energy System!

Drilling is complete on The Osoyoos Indian Band District Energy System!

The first phase of the district energy system being installed for the Osoyoos Indian Band is well underway. This exciting new project being undertaken by Geotility is a first in the region. The common closed loop geothermal system will provide heating and cooling to the current phases of the business park and also to the future corrections facility planned for the development. A future connection to the Vincor winery site adjacent to this property is also a high likelihood, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of the system.

The district energy is being operated as a utility, owned and managed by the OIB.

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VA American Lake

VA American Lake

Geotility has been selected as the contractor of choice to install a large scale geothermal system at the VA American Lake campus.

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Geotility Designs and Installs New District Energy System

Geotility Designs and Installs New District Energy System

Geotility is responsible for the design and construction of a new GeoExchange District Energy System for the Osoyoos Indian Band.

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Richmond District Energy System

Richmond District Energy System

Geotility has completed the installation of the first phase of the new Alexandra District Energy system in Richmond, BC.

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350 Ton Horizontal Bored GeoExchange Field

350 Ton Horizontal Bored GeoExchange Field

Geotility has completed the installation of one of the largest horizontal GeoExchange fields in the Pacific Northwest. The system at the New Sandy High School in Sandy, Oregon will provide energy efficient heating and cooling for years to come.

The Bullitt Center

The Bullitt Center

Geotility is currently installing the GeoExchange field at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington. The Bullitt Foundation's new headquarters is striving to become the greenest commercial building in the world.

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Geotility completes Living Building Installation

Geotility completes Living Building Installation

Geotility has completed the installation of the GeoExchange field at Vancouver's first Living Building Challenge facility: The VanDusen Gardens Visitor's Centre. Geotility is proud to have been selected as the GeoExchange contractor on this exciting project.

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Esowista District Energy System

Esowista District Energy System

GeoTility completes the installation of a large scale district energy system at the First Nation's Community of Esowista located on pristine Vancouver Island. The 225 ton vertical ground heat exchanger will interface with several large water to water heat pumps which will serve the new housing community.

GeoTility Current Cost Monitor

GeoTility Current Cost Monitor

GeoTility Current Cost Monitoring System™ is an advanced remote energy monitoring device that offers homeowners verified calculations of energy use associated with the operation of a GeoTility GTS Heat Pump™. Calibrated to reflect local electrical utility rates, the monitor can be located anywhere in the home to provide on-going real time monitoring of daily, weekly, monthly or annual energy consumption. The GeoTility Current Cost Monitoring System™ has computer interface capability, 7 year memory capacity and can be modified to provide electrical energy monitoring for other electrical appliances. Exclusive to GeoTility’s Certified Geothermal Systems™, the GeoTility Current Cost Monitoring System™ accurately demonstrates the energy and cost benefits of our geothermal installations.

Canadian Property Management

Canadian Property Management

Canadian Property Management magazine - GeoExchange delivers high efficiency in a range of applications operational longevity supports capital planning and stability......................

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GeoTility's new 1-800 toll free access

GeoTility

In an effort to make it easier for our customers to contact GeoTility, we have set up a 1-800 number for long distance toll free calls to our 3 offices. Effective November 16, 2009 GeoTility's toll free telephone number is 888-962-5776.

GeoTility President Jim Leask with Minister Yap

GeoTility President Jim Leask with Minister Yap

The Minister of State for Climate Action, John Yap, City of Colwood Mayor David Saunders and Ian Spurling owner of The Residences at Pondview tour the Pondview project and the geothermal drilling that is being undertaken by GeoTility. GeoTility President Jim Leask and GeoTility's Vancouver Island Business Development Manager, John Kelly hosted tours of Pondview and Aquattro to demonstrate the successful adoption of geothermal technology in residential projects.

GeoTility wins FortisBC "Conservation Leadership Award"

GeoTility wins FortisBC "Conservation Leadership Award"

GeoTility General Manager Rick Nelson accepted a Conservation Leadership Award from FortisBC President and CEO, John Walker at the PowerSense Conservation Excellence Awards on October 29th. GeoTility acknowledges the leadership role that FortisBC has shown in supporting the geoexchange industry. FortisBC offers the only geothermal grant for new construction installations in British Columbia.

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Drilling at Hotel Georgia

Drilling at Hotel Georgia

Drilling has commenced 100 feet down in the 8th level of the parkade for the new Hotel Georgia tower featuring our new "Geo Mole 5.1" drilling platform. This project demonstrates the benefits of using a hybrid drilling rig so that the construction schedule is not delayed, saving the developer a considerable amount of money and providing an easier transition for the installation of geothermal technology in medium and high rise towers.

Okanagan College Certified Geothermal Technician

Okanagan College Certified Geothermal Technician

Okanagan College establishes an industry leading Geothermal Apprenticeship program. The 2 year program "Domestic/Residential Certified Geothermal Technician" is designed to offer individuals who preform construction related tasks in the residential market with specialized training involving the design, installation and servicing of ground source or geothermal heating and cooling systems.

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Federal Government provides commercial/industrial retrofit grant

Federal Government provides commercial/industrial retrofit grant

Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) offers a financial incentive of up to $50,000.00 for a geothermal retrofit to an existing commercial or industrial building.

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Geothermal Buyers Guide

Geothermal Buyers Guide

The Government of Canada issued a Geothermal Systems Buyers Guide to promote the education and adoption of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly space heating and cooling technology.

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Robertson eyes"low-carbon' growth zones

Robertson eyes"low-carbon

Vancouver's Mayor Gregor Robertson, who is promoting the idea of building "low-carbon economic development zones" in Vancouver, to create a market for green technologies, is actually about to break the mould..............The idea of a low-carbon development zone may be new but it's quickly gaining credibility around the world.

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Richmond Review features GeoTility

Richmond Review features GeoTility

Digging deep for energy savings....................


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Majority of buyers will choose energy efficiency for next home

Majority of buyers will choose energy efficiency for next home

Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency reports that 9 out 10 buyers will be looking for energy efficiency features in their new house.

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Building and Construction Canada feature on GeoTility

Building and Construction Canada feature on GeoTility

Sometimes success is defined by recognizing the direction the industry will move in before anyone else. That strategy has served GeoTility Geothermal Installations Corp. well for nearly 20 years.............

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Business Thompson Okanagan features GeoTility

Business Thompson Okanagan features GeoTility

Kelowna - GeoTility Geothermal Installations has the answer to the one ton challenge...................................

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Government of Canada reports on the GeoExchange Industry

Government of Canada reports on the GeoExchange Industry

Industry Canada - Canadian Renewable Energy Industry reports on the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry

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OEIA 2nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow

OEIA 2nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow

GeoTility as one of the founding member companies of the Okanagan Environmental Industry Alliance is please to announce the Solutions for Climate Prosperity Confernce and Tradeshow on October 20th, 2009.

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GeoTility fully certified under the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition Global Quality GeoExchange Program

GeoTility fully certified under the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition Global Quality GeoExchange Program

GeoTility Geothermal Installations is pleased to announce that as one of Canada's leading geoexchange contractor we support and endorse the best practices and quality assurance measures that have been established by CGC. GeoTility continues to meet or exceed the industry standards set by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition to ensure that our customers are getting the best the technology has to offer.

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News Release, May 26, 2008

News Release, May 26, 2008



GeoTility makes the top ten list of the biggest alternative energy companies in BC according to Business In Vancouver. BIV is a weekly business publication that profiles economic sectors each month with a list of top companies. In the May 20-26 edition BIV announced the Biggest Alternative Energy Companies in BC. GeoTility came in number 6 and was the only Geothermal company to make the list!

News Release, April 14, 2008

News Release, April 14, 2008

The Foothills and GeoTility Geothermal Installations announce agreement to implement Geothermal Utility.

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News Release, April 14, 2008

News Release, April 14, 2008

The Statesman Group of Companies and GeoTility Geothermal Installations announce agreement to implement geothermal utility service at Pine Ridge Mountain Resort

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GeoTility Vancouver has moved.

GeoTility Vancouver has moved.

Business in the Lower Mainland & Vancouver Island has increased so much over the past year that that we have outgrown our current facilities. As of September 1st, we have moved into a facility with more then twice the office space to accommodate our growing staff and a larger warehouse to handle the increased volume of installations. The new office is located at 4611 Viking Way, Richmond BC, V1X 2C1. Phone 604-273-5776 Fax 604-273-5779

“The Rise - a Geoexchange Utility Community”

GeoTility and utility provider Corix (formerly Terasen Utility Services) have established a strategic alliance offering a community of over 600 homes with geoexchange technology at a fraction of the cost. The project is the largest geoexchange master planned community in Western Canada, setting a template for future sustainable developments.

Environment Minister John Baird tours the Wilden geothermal community.

Environment Minister John Baird tours the Wilden geothermal community.

On January 19th GeoTility President Jim Leask and Wilden developer Gerhard Blenk met with Federal Environment Minister John Baird to discuss geoexchange technology and the government’s new Eco Energy Initiative announcement.

GeoTility has submitted a list of recommendations to the Conservative Government regarding potential programs that would maximize the energy efficiencies and GSG reductions directly as a result of increasing geoexchange installations in Canada.

Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) to establish geoexchange training fund

Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) to establish geoexchange training fund

Montréal, January 26, 2007 –The Board of Directors of the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) have unanimously agreed to establish a Permanent Training Fund. The Fund will be used specifically to ensure
that upgrades to the comprehensive national geoexchange training program, developed over the past 18 months by the CGC, are
implemented on an annual basis.


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Geothermal heating and cooling is a dynamic and evolving technology. At GeoTility we take great pride advancing the market by constantly developing new products, procedures and applications to address our customer’s needs.


  - Barry Davidson - Business Development Manager