22 May 2008

RAISING THE BAR: A NEW GEOEXCHANGE MARKET STANDARD FOR CANADA


In early 2005, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), engaged in a major
market transformation initiative for the GSHP industry in Canada. Following more than a
decade of consultations at all stakeholder levels, a strong national consensus emerged for
development of training and quality programme mechanisms adapted to the country’s
regulatory and environmental realities. CGC assessed the Canadian market and has
developed products and services that fit national industry needs, thereby raising the bar and
moving away from the previous models deployed in the domestic market over the past 20
years. As a result of its experience CGC strongly believes that each country should take
steps to assess its own ground source heat pump market and should develop products and
services fit to national needs.