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Industry, Researchers Begin Shallow Geothermal Energy Mapping Initiative

2017-09-06
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) announced today that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is applying original algorithms to vertical geothermal borehole data reported under CGC System Certification, with support from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.Read more

CGC Announces the Winners of the 7th Annual GeoExchange Excellence Awards

2014-05-22

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) heartily congratulates today the 2014 winners of the 7th CGC Excellence Awards. The prizes for Excellence are awarded to regional geothermal heat pump projects which showcase both complexity and quality of installation and design. This year, CGC bestowed awards for projects in two regions: Québec and British Columbia. There were no entries from Atlantic Canada, the Prairies or from Ontario.

The projects were evaluated based on originality, innovation, and technological advancement. Other criteria included technical difficulties encountered and solved in the project, the building owner commitment to achieve comfort for occupants and users, as well as other proven community benefits. Complexity of the work considering the nature of the building, financial constraints and demonstrated energy and economic savings were also among the judging criteria.

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CGC Joins Energy Council of Canada

2017-06-07
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) this month joined the Energy Council of Canada (ECC), one of the country’s premier policy dialogue groups. The move is aimed at bolstering geothermal heat pump technology’s presence in energy policy discussions and at growing the industry’s presence in the Canadian energy portfolio and discussions.
“The Energy Council of Canada is our country’s representative on the World Energy Council, and will form a central node in developing Canada’s energy information and policymaker tools” said Ted Kantrowitz, CGC CEO. “CGC has long operated in a spirit of openness and dialogue, and we look forward to adding our industry’s contribution to the broad and high-level energy discussions taking place” he added.
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CGC Members Elect New Board of Directors

2017-05-26
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC)’s membership confirmed a new board of directors in its Annual General Meeting this month. The new board includes members from each member category, and represents an important expansion of the CGC.
 
“CGC is very pleased to hit this milestone” said Pat Rudka, Chair of the 2016 Board of Directors. “As Canada’s association for geothermal heat pump technology, we will continue to welcome new members in a spirit of openness and dialogue, and look forward to working with the broad range of stakeholders we have in the past.” A priority task for CGC’s new board is strategic development to serve the industry.
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CGC Issues Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

2017-04-12

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is now accepting nominations for the Board of Director positions listed in the attached form. Nominations will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. local time, Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Nominee has to be CGC member in good standing as of April 28, 2017.

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CGC Joins Canadian Organizing Committee for Global Refrigeration Conference

2017-03-08

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has accepted an invitation to join the Canadian Organizing Committee of the 25th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2019), taking place in Montreal from August 24-30, 2019. The Congress, one of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIF)’s principal activities, occurs every four years and will bring together most of the world’s key refrigeration industry stakeholders, as well as the global academic and research community.


“CGC has long been a valuable partner to many research groups and professionals, and the Canadian organising committee will play a key role in channeling presentations and publicizing the opportunity to industry” said Dr. Vasile Minea, Committee Chair, from Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Laboratoire des technologies de l’énergie (LTE) in Shawinigan, QC. “We reached out to CGC because this is an exciting opportunity for heat pump technologies to present their results, objectives, and future R&D needs on a world stage, here in Canada.”

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Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Welcomes Major Swedish Investor

2017-02-22

Canada’s association for geothermal heat pump technology, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, today welcomed the announcement that NIBE Industrier AB has acquired 50% of shares in CGC Group of Companies of Ontario.  The investment in the Mississauga-based manufacturer is intended to boost market effectiveness directly related to eighty industry jobs in Fergus ON.

“This investment is part of our North America strategy, and a sign of our confidence in the Canadian national market” said Martin Forsén, NIBE’s Director for International Business.  “For a number of strategic reasons including Canada’s market transformation program and history, we decided that the time to begin investing is now” he added.

 

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CGC Announces the Winners of the 6th Annual GeoExchange Excellence Awards

2013-05-15
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) heartily congratulated the 2013 winners of the 6th CGC Excellence Awards Friday May 3rd during the annual Canadian GeoExchange Conference and Trade Show in Burnaby, British Columbia. The prizes for Excellence are awarded to regional geothermal heat pump projects which showcase both complexity and quality of installation and design. This year, CGC bestowed awards for projects in three regions: Québec, The Prairies and British Columbia. There were no entries for Atlantic Canada or from Ontario. Two finalists per region were retained and competed during the last stage of the award process.Read more

Letter to Industry

2017-02-22
Dear CGC Members, Quality Program Participants, and friends,
 
I'm writing to follow up on the letter we sent you before the break, announcing a new team at CGC. First, hello. Many of us know each other from years past and I look forward to reconnecting. The strength of this industry is in its members both large and small, both those at strategic levels who deal with energy system issues, and those at the grass roots who put pipe in the ground and heat pumps in homes. Everyone has an important role to play.
 
Second, we've been quiet for the last weeks at CGC for legal and for administrative reasons. CGC was left without comprehensive, detailed, or clearly organised information on hand. As you can imagine, it was a difficult task for new employees and it took a lot of dedication from our new folks to get CGC back, up and functioning. We are nearing the final week or so of a lengthy transition process.
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CGC Board Appoints Ted Kantrowitz President and CEO

2017-01-27

At a scheduled meeting on Friday January 20th, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Ted Kantrowitz as President.  Kantrowitz will join the organization’s current board, and assumes CEO duties effective immediately.

“In choosing a new President and CEO, the board sought to carry unique institutional knowledge forward while sending a substantial positive signal to CGC members and partners” said Mr. Pat Rudka, CGC’s Chair.  “Thousands of industry stakeholders have gotten to know Ted over the years in CGC executive roles, and he has repeatedly demonstrated great business, policy and market leadership for our sector.  Ted has been a quiet and steady core to many past industry and CGC successes.” Rudka added.

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