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1.“2000 Green Buildings in India by 2012”,Economic Times of India,
14 Aug 2009

2.“Indian companies aim for green offices”,Economic Times of India,
18 Aug 2009

3.“Green homes peep in as global warming becomes threat”,Economic Times of India,
24 Oct 2008

4.“Green homes: For a sustainable tomorrow”,Economic Times of India,
4 Jun 2009

5.“Eco-friendly 'green buildings' catching on in India”,Economic Times of India,
22 Sep 2008

6.“Green footprint is widening in India”,Economic Times of India,
27 Sep 2008

7.“Green makes business sense”,Economic Times of India,
2 Oct 2008

8.“More sops for solar power units in offing”,Economic Times of India,
16 Oct 2008

9.“PSU push soon for renewable energy”,Economic Times of India,
15 Jan 2009

10.“Buildings can get green ratings”,Economic Times of India,
17 December 2008

11.“Sparkling in natural light, airport terminals go green”,Times of India,
4 August 2009

12.“Self-service at home”,Times of India,
17 August 2009

13.“Green tag for office buildings that save power”,Times of India,
25 February 2009

14.“City lays a green foundation with new buildings”,Times of India,
21 July 2009

15.“Just one certified green building in city!”,Times of India,
19 April 2009

16.“Perfectly green?”,Times of India,
26 July 2009

17.“Green buildings to top agenda in Dubai meet”,Times of India,
30 September 2008

18.“Towards greener pastures…”,Times of India,
8 October 2009

19.“Chennai buildings get closer to nature”,Times of India,
26 November 2009

20.“Gurgaon gets green building”, Times of India,
2 December 2008

21.“Bangalore's climate conducive for energy-efficient commercial structures”,Times of India,
6 December 2008

22.“Develop green buildings, save mankind”,Times of India,
7 December 2008

23.“Buildings can get green ratings ”,Times of India,
17 December 2008

24.“Now, get paid for going green”, Times of India,
23 December 2008

25.“Dr. Farooq Abdullah calls upon Hospitality Industry to develop and implement renewable energy”,Energetica India
20 August, 2009

26.“Government propose to set up a venture capital fund to promote green technologies”,Energetica India
16 August, 2009

27."08 Could Be The Tipping Point For Voluntary Markets",Economic Times,
15 January 2008

28.“2000 Green Buildings in India by 2012”,Times of India,
20 February 2008

29.“Bali Meet to Impact Carbon Credits”, Times of India,
5 December 2007

30.“Bangalore Expands Its Green
Footprint Residential Space”,
Economic Times,
22 February 2008

31.“Build Green To Cut Emissions Fast”, Economic Times,
14 March 2008

32.“C-Cash: Carbon Credits and loating Rates”, Economic Times,
18 January 2008

33.“Carbon Biz Lacks Regulation”,Times of India,
15 October 2007

34.“Carbon Credits Market Set
to grow 56% This Year”,
Economic Times,
28 February 2008

35.“Carbon Is Now Bread & Butter Business”,Times of India,
13 October 2007

36.“Carbon,TaxCredits For Green Drive”,Economic Times,
30 January 2008

37.“Carbon Trade May Prove
Another IT Sector For India: World Bank”,
19 November 2007

38.“Chennai Leads With 67.3% Of
Total Green Building Space”,
Hindustan Times,
19 February 2008

39.“China to Set Up Asia’s First
Carbon Credit Exchange”,
Times of India,
8 February 2007

40.“Commodity Bourses Eye
Carbon Trading”,
Times of India,
16 November 2007

41.“Futures Trade In Carbon Credits”,Times of India,
8 January 2008

42.“Focus Shifts to India & China in Fight Against
Global Warming”,
Economic Times,
5 December 2007

43.“Government Acts On UN Reports On Climate Change, Sets Up Panel”,Hindustan Times,
27 December 2007

44.“Green Architecture”Times of India,
5 June 2007

45. “Green Moolah”,Times of India,
29 January 2007

46.“Hedge Carbon Positions”,Times of India,
1 December 2007

47.“How Should India Respond To Climate Change”,Economic Times,
17 July 2007

48.“India Banks on Ultra-Mega projects to Tackle Power Crisis”,Economic Times,
24 October 2007

49.“India Inc Smells Moolah ,So Just Can’t Stop Greening”,3 August 2007

50.“India Gets 43% of Carbon Credits”, Economic Times,
31 July 2007

5.“I1ndia to Become 3rd Biggest Emitter of Carbon Credits”, Economic Times,
7 November 2007

52.“India’s Carbon Credit Market Set to Take Off”, Times of India,
14 November 2007

53.“Realtors Clean Up Their Act”, Hindustan Times,
November 2007

54.“State to Buy More Power, People to Feel the Pinch”,Economic Times,
14 February 2007

55.“Taking The Leed”,Economic Times,
22 September 2006

56.“Tax Rebate for Eco-friendly Homes”,Times of India,
6 December 2007

57.“The Truth About Carbon Markets”,Economic Times,
3 October 2007

58.“Time To Act Now To Save Environment: Ban Ki-Moon”,Hindustan Times,
12 December 2007

59.“VER: An Alternative To Emissions Certifications”,Times of India,
19 November 2007

60.“What are Carbon Credits”,Times of India,
14 November 2007

61.“Will $500b Close India’sInfrastructure Deficit”,Economic Times,
5 November 2007

62.“World Bank Sets Up New Carbon Guarantee Product”,Times of India,
18 March 2008

63.“Cut home costs by going green”,Economic Times,
29 Mar 2008

64.“Going Green: The Way Forward”,Economic Times,
15 May 2008



Geothermal Cooling – General

  • What is “Geothermal Cooling”?
    See section about geothermal cooling for an in-depth explanation.

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  • How does Geothermal Cooling work?
    See section about ee sectee section about ion aboutee section about geothermal cooling for an in-depth explanation.

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  • Is Geothermal Cooling more efficient than conventional air-conditioning?
    Yes. We achieve Energy Efficiency Rations in excess of 20. Most Indian manufacturers of conventional air-conditioning have an EER below 10. In fact, most Indian manufacturers of conventional air-conditioners will not even list the EER of their solutions. Ask any of the Indian manufacturers of air-conditioning what there EER is or look for this information on their web sites. When conventional air-conditioning manufacturers disclose their EER it is often under optimal conditions and NOT the harsh Indian summer.

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  • What is the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)?
    This is the crucial number which tells you and us how efficient your air-conditioning solution is working. The higher the EER; the greater the efficiency. The greater the efficiency; the lower your energy bills.
    The EER ratings our cooling solutions have been ratified by independent 3rd parties such as the Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ASHRAE has an Indian chapter and is closely affiliated with ISHRAE, their Indian counterparts.


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  • Does Geothermal Cooling work as well in the harsh Indian summer as during the cooler months?
    Yes. Geothermal Cooling maintains the same Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) in summer as it does in the cooler months. The performance of Geothermal Cooling is not affected by the outside ambient air temperature; conventional air-co0nditioning efficiencies drop considerably as the temperatures begin to rise.

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  • Can Geothermal Cooling halve my electricity bill?
    Yes. Geothermal Cooling solutions have Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER) upwards of 20. Compare this to conventional air-conditioning solutions with EER’s less than 10. All our Indian installations to date have delivered on the promise of dramatically decreasing our customer’s energy bills when compared to a conventional air-conditioning unit.

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  • Does Geothermal Cooling provide the lowest total cost of ownership of air-conditioning in India?
    Yes. India has some of the world’s most expensive and unreliable conventional electricity in the world today. By halving your energy consumption, we halve the cooling component of your electricity bill. Our Annual Maintenance Contract is comparable to any other conventional air-conditioning solution available in India. As such, we can truly claim to deliver the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership of air-conditioning in India today.

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  • Is Geothermal Cooling better for the environment?
    Yes. Geothermal Cooling has about half the energy requirements compared to conventional air-conditioning solutions. By lowering the consumption of carbon-producing electricity we are better for the environment than conventional air-conditioning solutions. In fact, larger installations of Geothermal Cooling can qualify for Carbon Credits.

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  • What incentives are available for installing Geothermal Cooling?
    Apart from reducing your cooling energy bill by 50%, there are a number of incentives available to those who install Geothermal Cooling provided by Governments and Non Government Organisations (NGO’s). Large installations can register for Carbon Credits through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nation’s UNFCCC. Ask Geothermal India™ for more information, we will show you how. A number of local authorities provide rebates for renewable energy usage in India. Check with us to see if the local authority in your area provides rebates or other incentives. Geothermal India™ is currently lobbying various levels of government in India for rebates such as those offered by some authorities for solar hot water.

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  • Can Geothermal Cooling generate Hot Water?
    Yes. By installing a Desuperheater together with the standard Geothermal Cooling Heat Pump, Geothermal Cooling can generate hot water without incurring additional energy. That means FREE hot water! The waste heat generated by the Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) is used to heat water.

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  • Does the installation of Geothermal Cooling result in a higher rating for a building?
    Yes. According to the guideline set by TERI-GRIHA, Geothermal Cooling contributes to higher building ratings via: Designing to include existing site features; Optimize the energy performance of the building within specified comfort limits; Renewable energy utilization; Renewable energy - based hot- water system; Lifecycle cost analysis.

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  • Can Geothermal Cooling be retro-fitted to an existing building?
    Yes it can. Geothermal Cooling will utilise the existing ducting network of the building to distribute the cool air. To retro-fit, Geothermal India™ will need to build the ground loop system on your property.

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  • Is Geothermal Cooling cheaper to operate?
    Yes, substantially. Generally, a Geothermal Cooling system will require 50% less power to operate. As such, your energy bills will be 50% less than that of a conventional air-conditioning system. Maintenance of the system is relatively care-free and low cost. We conduct quarterly site visits to change filerts and test the operational efficiency of the system. Take into account the FREE hot water generation and you have the Lowest Total Cost of OwnershipTM available in India today!

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  • Does Geothermal India™ have the experience to deliver on the promise of providing the Lowest Cost of Ownership of cooling in India?
    Yes. Geothermal India™ has successfully installed Geothermal Cooling solutions in India with the Lowest Cost of Ownership of cooling. We have a Case Study outlining our success. Please contact us at info@geothermalindia.in for details.

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The Ground Loop

  • What is a Ground Loop?
    The ground loop, also called an earth loop, is a series of pipes used to gather or dissipate heat. The pipes are High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and are highly efficient conductors of energy as well as durable and long-lasting. The earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and remains a nearly constant temperature of 10°C (50°F) depending on geographic location. Working with an underground loop system, a geothermal unit utilizes this constant temperature to exchange energy between the building and the earth as needed for heating and cooling. In the summer, the system expels heat from buildings to the cooler earth via the loop system. This heat exchange process is natural and a highly efficient way to create a comfortable climate in buildings.

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  • What are the types of Ground Loops?
    There are 2 types of loop systems; open and closed.
    An open ground loop system utilizes a water source such as a well to draw water into the system before depositing it.
    A closed ground loop system is a continuous circuit of water through the HDPE piping system. New water is not drawn as the system maintains a constant level.
    There are 2 major designs of the ground loop system; horizontal and vertical. Horizontal ground loop systems utilize a series of trenches generally 4 to 6 feet deep. The vertical ground loop system is a series of pipes in bore holes generally 300 feet or 90 metres deep. The bore holes can be deeper or shallower.


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  • How wide is the bore hole?
    Typically the bore hole is about 6 inches (15 centimetres).

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  • How wide are the pipes?
    HDPE pipes come in a variety of sizes. We generally use ¾”, 1” and 1 ¼” pipes depending upon the application.

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  • Do we need permission can drill bore holes?
    Depends on the regulation of the local authority. As Geothermal India™ is not drawing water through the bore holes we drill, then we are not using the scarce water resource. Geothermal India™ has a former Government Scientist on our team who is able to communicate with your local authority if boring becomes an issue. Further, we encourage you to include our ground loop design with your developments plans as your submit them for approval.

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  • What effect is on installation costs if a water table is struck during boring?
    There is no change in the cost structure.

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  • What effect is on ground loop efficiency if the ground loop is submerged in a water table?
    The ground loop efficiency increases if it is submerged in an underground reservoir because water is an even better conductor of heating or cooling than soil.

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dwelling type approx. size KwH Rate “(Rs)”
Annual Energy Savings (Rs) carbon credits / yr.
The Savings Calculator is an approximation based on our experience to date and uses Conventional Central Air-conditioning as the benchmark for comparison. The Savings Calculator should be used as an indicator only. Geothermal India is able to calculate specific and accurate savings for each and every project after in-depth analysis of your proposed installation.
Contact us now to find out how much we can save for you!