THE MARKET IMPERATIVE FOR RENEWABLE HEATING & COOLING
Heating and cooling is the largest element of energy use and green house gas emissions in buildings
Cities are increasing regulatory pressure to reduce carbon emissions from urban buildings and achieve carbon neutrality
Building owners are competing for tenants based on the efficiency and sustainability of their buildings
Corporate sustainability objectives are driving visibility of operational efficiency and greenhouse gas metrics
Federal, state and utility incentives have increased to support dramatic growth of renewable heating & cooling
Utilities are driving a market shift away from fossil fuels, exemplified by gas constrained territories
Renewable heating and cooling (RHC) provides the largest impact to building electrification. Geothermal is the best available RHC technology.
AN INNOVATIVE GEOTHERMAL SOLUTION DESIGN FOR THE URBAN BUILDING FOOTPRINT
Urban Geo delivers all of the benefits of ground source geothermal in an urban environment
Urban Geo impacts new construction by compressing traditional schedules through concurrent drilling & project execution
Urban Geo unlocks existing urban buildings by enabling retrofit solutions in tight spaces with minimal business disruption
Urban Geo innovates drilling with Inclined Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES) optimizing renewable heating & cooling
Urban Geo is the most efficient building electrification solution that lowers peak demand
Brightcore Geo as a Service and strong federal/ local incentives overcome first cost barriers
CUTTING EDGE GEOTHERMAL SOLUTIONS
CLEAN BUILDING RETROFITS
Low noise, low vibration & NO DUST! System retrofits can be completed in small spaces with low overhead clearance, while minimizing risk of damaging surrounding buildings or structures.
INNOVATIVE DRILLING TECHNOLOGY
Utilizing the propietary Wassara Water Down-the-hole (WDTH) drilling technology, boreholes are capable of being drilled at inclined angles. This allows for arrays of bores to be drilled in a smaller surface area and allow contact with an overall greater thermal mass.
BOREHOLE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE (BTES)
BTES systems are geothermal loop systems which are capable of being operated to extract or reject excess heat to a borefield. Urban Geo utilizes the borefield energy thermal storage to pre-charge heating and cooling to optimize system performance.
RENEWABLE HEATING & COOLING
Ground source geothermal offers a quantum leap forward in system efficiency, delivering lower energy and overall life cycle costs. The ability to "pre- heat" or "pre-cool" the system from the earth's 55 degree ambient dramatically reduces system demand from conditioning peak outside air temperatures.
Hybrid ground source geothermal systems can also be configured to provide efficient cooling while storing condenser heat in the earth. Peak cooling condenser heat can be utilized to pre-charge thermal mass for seasonal heating demand.
Geothermal provides superior energy efficiency compared to air source heat pump solutions. The compared to air source heat pump solutions. The attached chart from an ASHRAE HQ study provides a clear energy performance comparison between geothermal and VRF. In addition, VRF systems have environmental risks associated with accidental releases of refrigerants, which have some of the highest Global Warming Potential (GWP) values.
GEOTHERMAL AS A SERVICE
Brightcore provides the intellectual capital to design and build the geothermal ground loop with our mechanical and drilling partners.
Brightcore also can provide the financial capital to fund 100% of the upfront costs of the geothermal ground loop.
The Developer/Building owner signs a 30 year “PPA” style contract with Brightcore to access the geothermal ground loop for its HVAC system in exchange for a monthly payment.
As part of the contract, Brightcore monitors and maintains the geothermal ground loop for the term.
The Urban Geo solution is the exclusive partnership of Brightcore and LKAB/Wassara.
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