Doug Dougherty's Articles

- November 29, 2013

Geothermal Boreholes Are NOT Wells

The geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry prides itself on offering an efficient, environmentally friendly technology for satisfying the thermal loads of buildings. To do so, a GHP system...

- September 10, 2013

Just Say No to Combustion in Buildings, And Say Yes to Geothermal Heat Pumps

As kids we were told “don’t play with matches.” The reasoning was simple. But as adults, we ignore this warning and play with fire to heat our homes and office buildings and our laws...

- January 24, 2013

Energy Efficiency, Geothermal Heat Pumps and "Negawatts"

A recent study by Ceres — "Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: What Every State Regulator Needs to Know" — concluded that the least cost and least risk for future energy resources...

- October 01, 2012

Geothermal Heat Pumps are Renewable and our Most Efficient HVAC Technology

The question arises from time to time in building industry blogs about whether or not geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are a source or renewable energy. GHPs, or ground-source heat pumps,...

Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty

Doug is President and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization, the "Voice of the U.S. Geothermal Heat Pump Industry." GEO is a non-profit trade group that represents the political and business interests of its member companies across...

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