Energy has been unanimously acknowledged as one of the most important building blocks for economic growth and human development of a nation. Energy security and accessibility has become a major issue globally; especially in developing country like ours. Nearly 81 million (32.8 per cent) households do not have access to electricity (Census of India, 2011). Around 74 million rural households lack access to modern lighting services (TERI, 2013) and a larger proportion of the population (around 840 million) continue to be dependent on traditional biomass energy sources (IEA, 2011).

The issue is further compounded by the increasing atmospheric GHG concentration. Cooling activities (fans, evaporative cooling and air conditioners) in residential buildings, account for 45 per cent of the energy consumption, whereas in commercial buildings HVAC consumes 55 per cent of the total energy utilized. CO2 emissions from conventional buildings in India are estimated to be 40,000 tonnes of CO2 per million square feet in 2005. At this pace, emissions from the commercial building sector are projected to be 610 Mt of CO2 in 2020 and 1,370 Mt of CO2 in 2030 (Planning Commission, 2011). Thus, there is an urgent demand for nations to move towards low carbon development.

A Geothermal system goes beyond the convention of generating more energy than we can consume. It minimises the load on the grid, giving the same performance as any other modern day system at 40-60% of the cost. It removes 4 times more KW hours of consumption from the electrical grid per unit of currency spent than photovoltaic and wind power to the electrical grid. Geothermal systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gasses that can be harmful to the environment or more importantly your family.According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Geothermal heating is the most environmentally friendly heating system available today”. While it continues to save you your hard earned money for the future.

It's time we also save the future we so earnestly save for.
Let us all shoulder the responsibility.