In The Loop Newsletter January 2022

In The Loop Newsletter January 2022


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all OGA members, partners and our readers on social media. We hope the holiday season was happy, safe and restful for everyone. Thank-you to our 2021 Sustaining Partners for your continued support! We'd also like to thank all of our new members that have joined us in 2021, the OGA is growing and we are excited to have you with us!
If you'd like to become a Sustaining Partner, or a Member please head over to website for more details.  

Below are some recent stories we've been following. If you'd like add to these conversations we'll be posting through our social media channels for open discussion, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Find the links to those social channels at the bottom of this email.

Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Going Deep: Princeton lays the foundation for a ‘net-zero’ campus

For Princeton University to meet its energy needs, along with its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by its 300th anniversary in 2046, a complete rethinking is required on how energy is used and supplied in every lab, every office, every dorm room, in each parking lot and garage — even on pathways and playing fields. Find out how GeoExchange is helping Princeton meet it's targets, Read the Full Story

Do you know a campus that could benefit from Geo-Exchange technology? If so, get in touch with us and we'll point you in the right direction to get your questions answered.

The Banning of Natural Gas to Cut Emissions

As cities ban natural gas to cut emissions, Ontario is expanding it's gas network

More and more jurisdictions, including Quebec, Vancouver and New York City, are taking steps to ban fossil fuel heating and touting electrification to cut emissions, slow climate change and reach net-zero targets.

This past June, the province announced $234 million to support 8,750 new gas connections (a cost of $26,285.71 per connection) in rural, northern and Indigenous communities. The funding will come from a surcharge of $1 per month to existing natural gas customers, which includes 3.6 million homes and 160,000 businesses. Read the Full Story

Cold Climate ASHP Pilot Project

Yukon releases preliminary report on Cold Climate ASHP pilot project

The Government of Yukon’s Energy Branch, with Natural Resources Canada, is coordinating a pilot project on cold climate air-source heat pumps and their performance in the Yukon’s cold climate.

This is an interesting report, as it is difficult to find a detailed analysis of actual field performance of cc-ASHP's in cold climate. We'll be keeping an eye out for the next updates on this study as it continues through this winter.

The full study can be found here:


SAVE THE DATE: OGA Annual Conference
April 26th (more details coming soon!)

IGSHPA Dig Deeper Webinar:

January 28th, 11AM EST. 
Sewer Waste Heat Recovery Systems: How Do They Work with Geothermal Systems?
Presented by: SHARC Energy Systems
Registration Link here

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