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GEO, CSA release ground-breaking geothermal standard


A first of its kind in the U.S., American and Canadian firms have just released a binational standard that outlines requirements and best practices for geothermal project design, installation, and commissioning in both the U.S. and Canada.

The CSA Group, in partnership with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and other industry stakeholders from the U.S. and Canada, recently released the binational 2016 edition of its ANSI/CSA C448 standard “Design and installation of ground-source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings."

While many state and local building codes in the U.S. include design, installation, and commissioning requirements for new geothermal systems, the U.S. has been lacking a unified standard that brings all that information together in one place.

Geothermal industry experts applauded the standard as making the technology more accessible and universal, from products and terminology to the design and installation methods used.

The CSA Group is an independent, nonprofit association that works with industry, governments, and consumers to develop and harmonize standards for global markets.

For more information, read the AHCR News article here. Read about the ANSI/CSA C448 standard here.