A new type of geothermal has just been formally introduced to New Zealand. World famous for its generation of electricity from geothermal resources and mud baths, Rotorua in New Zealand’s Central North Island, was recently home for a new type of geothermal.
In cooperation with GeoExchange and WaterFurnace, Ground Source New Zealand hosted the first International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) certified training courses in New Zealand. The training courses were essentially the formal introduction of geoexchange technology to New Zealand and come at a time when the nation is making a transition from fossil-fuel furnaces, including coal and diesel in many instances, to those of a more sustainable nature.
The introduction of geoexchange to the New Zealand market has provided both residential and commercial clients with a truly sustainable and energy efficient alternative and has been welcomed by a number of government departments and energy companies.