We’ve only scratched the surface

The surface has only just been scratched when it comes to harnessing the full potential of geothermal energy. By tapping into the thermal energy resources that are found stored away in the rock and fluid beneath the earth’s surface, electricity can be generated and ideal building temperatures can be achieved, in an affordable and sustainable manner.

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Cold Weather Construction

Across North America, cargo shorts, Capri pants and flip-flops are relegated to the back of the closet, with parkas, sweaters and boots taking their place. And just as we winterize our bodies and our cars with warm clothes and snow tires, we do much the same to our houses in preparation for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out gutters to sealing cracks around windows and doors, wrapping pipes with insulation, replacing the furnace filter, draining water from the outside faucet and – if there is a fireplace or woodstove – stocking up on firewood. And those who fail to prepare often pay the price with drafts and high heating costs or, even worse, mould, moisture damage or frozen pipes.

January 22, 2018, 8:55 PM EST