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Green Talk -- Building Green With Geothermal

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In this episode of Green Talk, Green Building Pro Editor, Mitchell Funk talks with Mark Mizrahi, President and CEO of EnLink Geoenergy. Mark goes over geothermal heating and cooling and its application in the green building industry. Geothermal energy can be harnessed to drastically reduce water and energy use in your project, all powered by the moderate and stable temperature of the Earth.

By utilizing geothermal pumps (GHPs), you can tap into one of the most efficient energy sources available. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that GHP systems can range from 300 to 600 percent efficient, outputting more units of energy than are put in. Mark talks about the range of applications he has seen for the system including schools, commercial buildings, and homes. He concludes with valuable tips for those looking to implement a system in their next project.

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