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ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8 - Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications


Welcome to the home page of ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8 (or TC 6.8) entitled Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications. TC 6.8 is concerned with all equipment and systems which collect, store and utilize geothermal energy or fluids for the purpose of heating and cooling, and with the development and application of heat pump systems and heat recovery by refrigeration cycles including system design, operation, and performance (product design of unitary heat pumps and equipment components is excluded). Overlap with other TC's is recognized where specific systems are included for utilization or distribution.

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This web site describes the activities of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) Technical Committee 6.8, Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE is not responsible for this site's content. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org. Comments? Contact us at TC 6.8 webmaster ©2010, ASHRAE TC 6.8.   .