Bosch Thermotechnology has announced October 20, 2015 as National Geothermal Day in recognition of the geothermal heating-cooling industry here in the U.S. The recognition day comes as part of National Energy Month.
Launched on Earth Day 2015, Bosch Thermotechnology is sponsoring a national geothermal awareness campaign to raise public awareness and understanding of geothermal heating and cooling technology and its environmental benefits.
The Bosch public campaign has been designed to further understanding and acceptance of geothermal technology as an unlimited, renewable form of energy. It serves to recognize and advance the industry and its dedicated stakeholders — equipment manufacturers, drillers, installing contractors, industry associations, residential home developers and homeowners.
The campaign’s centerpiece is a geothermal information website, featuring a wealth of information, activities and resources relating to geothermal along with an educational video and interactive children’s activities.
New to the website is the addition of a list of available incentives and rebates provided by each state for the installation of a geothermal heat pump system. This quick go-to tool for homeowner/buyer and contractor use is linked to the online Database for State Incentives/Rebates for Renewable Energy (DSIRE).
Also new to the website are details for Volunteer and GeoSelfie Contests with cash gift card prizes to be awarded. For full details and sign up for the contests, visit www.geothermalday.com/supporters. On social media, participants should use the hashtag #GeoDay2015.
The GeothermalDay.com website features
- Geothermal 101 introductory video
- Introduction to geothermal technology
- Geothermal features and benefits
- Information & guidance for homebuyers & homeowners
- 50 state incentives/rebates section
- Industry professionals section
- Homebuilder-property developer section
- Kids Loop section of fun materials and activities (Ages 5-13)
- Parents & educators section
- Volunteer and GeoSelfie contests
- List of resources