Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8

Meeting Documents

Download documents from previous committee meetings below according to the appropriate society year. ASHRAE's society year begins on July 1 and ends June 30.

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16


Research

ASHRAE members have free access to research project final reports. Non-ASHRAE members can purchase research reports for $30 per article from the ASHRAE Bookstore found at this link.

Recently TC 6.8 completed the following project:

1674-RP: RESEARCH TO SUPPORT THE REVISION TO GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS: DESIGN OF GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS

The objective of this project is to gather updated information from recent ASHRAE research, conduct research in critical areas not adequately addressed (detailed field studies and cost optimization methods), integrate revised industry standards, and identify equipment and technology advances so that the updated GSHP text will be relevant and useful to the industry. Eight existing chapters and eight appendices will be revised. A new chapter on site characterization and an appendix, "Hydro -geological primer for engineers" will be added as requested by ASHRAE Special Publications.

ASHRAE Journal Article - A Simple Approach to Affordable GSHPs

ASHRAE Journal Articles are a great place to find information about geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps.
2016 - A Simple Approach to Affordable GSHPs - April

Related Publications

ASHRAE Technology Portal

Search ASHRAE's vast information archive - https://technologyportal.ashrae.org

Other Resources and Organizations

The following organizations have resources for information on geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps;
•The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) - igshpa.org   
•Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology - geoheat.oit.edu
•Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC) - geoechange.org  
•Energy Information Services - geokiss.com  
•National Ground Water Association (NGWA) - ngwa.org