Since 1985, the Earth Energy Society of Canada and its predecessor Canadian Earth Energy Association, have represented the domestic earth energy (ground-source / geothermal heat pump) industry, with a mission to promote quality installations and to promote earth energy technology as a viable economic and environmental option in Canada's energy scenario. It is responsible for developing and delivering adequate and relevant training for practitioners, and promoting the applications on economic and environmental bases, and its staff executive (Bill Eggertson) was chair of the technical sub-committee which wrote CSA C-448 on the design and installation of geothermal heat pumps.
In 2006, EESC was served with a
major legal claim for promoting the technology through a website which
the term 'geo-exchange.' The word 'geoexchange' is a trademark, and
groups which used that term (including the Canadian Association for
Renewable Energies) were sued in federal court for earning "illegal
profits" from "delictuous, illegitimate and unlawful activities." The
claim was settled in 2009 on the condition that no details of the
settlement be made public.
Due to the legal suit, the
directors of EESC resigned to minimize their exposure, and the legal
action has prevented EESC from devoting resources to provide a package
of information on the technology as it had for 20 years.
This site provides background information for Canadians considering the benefits of earth energy:
Consumers and contractors are encouraged to contact senior officials from the industry on matters of industry concern.
fax (613) 822-4987
(e-mail) info @ EarthEnergy.ca
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