CGC Publications

Ten Years of Progress and Achievement: 2002-2012 - CGC's Management Report to Members

The past ten years have been an exciting time for this industry and for our staff. Canada’s industry, thanks to governmental leadership in creating incentive programs but also thanks to a few key industry actors, has grown more quickly and more broadly than at any time in its past.

Thanks to industry leadership from BC to NL, Canada has had one of the world’s fastest growing geothermal heat pump markets. This is extraordinary if we pause to consider the terrain this industry, and CGC, has covered since our creation in 2002.

CGC has among other things managed to:

  • Attract and deliver subsidies for the residential retrofit market alone, totalling well over $50 million over five years in all provinces;
  • Attract and deliver passage of a major change to the federal tax code. Our technology now receives the same tax treatment as other renewable energy technologies for commercial projects. This change has the potential to create tens of millions more dollars in incentives, and dramatically expand and change our industry yet further;
  • Attract new incentive programs in many provinces;
  • Create a world-leading set of Canadian-appropriate and Canadian-made training materials;
  • Create a national quality program – perhaps inspiring the US government to develop a national quality program framework;
  • Successfully partner with industry stakeholders in several provinces and countries to increase opportunities for our member and manufacturers and experts;
  • Work for our members and for all stakeholders fairly to advance the entire industry’s long term interests


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Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Technology Roadmap

The Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Roadmap is a national industry-wide exercise led by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC). Sophie Martin, assisted by Liane Coulahan, coordinated the roadmap planning processes and facilitated the extensive work of industry stakeholders, analyzed their input and prepared all the interim reports used in the preparation of this final roadmap document. The roadmap exercise was overseen by the Geothermal Industry Roadmap Steering Committee hose members provided important guidance hroughout the planning process as well as important eviews and feedback. CGC would like to thank the participants of the CGCled roadmap workshops held from March-August 2011 and the members of the roadmap subcommittees and working groups for their time and expertise. CGC would also like to thank the Steering Committee for providing review comments on the final reports. The documents attempt to represent the views of the roadmap participants and of the Steering Committee members fairly, with background information taken from various consultations conducted by the CGC over the years.


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The State of the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry 2011

After many years of sustained growth, the Canadian geothermal heat pump industry experienced a significant set-back in 2010 with an estimated decline of roughly 28%. Early estimates tend to show that the markets re-bounded and stabilized in 2011 for Canada as a whole. 

Together, Ontario, Québec and British Columbia represented about 87% of the GHP market in 2010 compared to 76% in 2007. Manitoba is the only Canadian province which experienced annual market decline in each of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.


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The State of the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry 2010 - Industry Survey and Market Analysis

The State of the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry 2010The State of the Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry 2010 – Industry Survey and market Analysis is the first document ever published in Canada to present a comprehensive and credible picture of the Canadian geoexchange industry. Industry use of and government requirement of the CGC’s Global Quality GeoExchange Program has proven a key link in developing the depth of the information in this report.


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Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating systems in the Canadian provinces

Residential Geothermal System Buyers Guide The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), Canada’s national industry association for ground source heat pump technology, is pleased to announce the release of a research report entitled “Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of various residential heating systems in the Canadian provinces”. The document has been officially released during the 5th Annual Renewable Energy Conference 2010 “Powering Investments” held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 27th and 28th.

 

The research document, the first of its kind, presents a comprehensive analysis of the specific and strategic role of geoexchange technology (ground source heat pumps) for the reduction of GHG emissions.


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A Buyer's Guide for Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Systems

Residential Geothermal System Buyers Guide

The aim of this publication is to help readers with the decision to purchase and install a ground source heat pump (or geoexchange) system. This document is not meant to be a “do-it-yourself” guide. Prospective buyers should seek out qualified advice and assistance to supplement the information provided here. The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, as part of its market transformation initiative, has trained and accredited thousands of industry professionals since early 2007 and a list of qualified companies is available on its website.


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