Renewing Futures embarked upon a unique nation-wide research program.

Our research did not only look at the entire industry; we also focused on specific sectors.

The labour market intelligence we gathered determined the driving forces affecting the Geothermal sector.

Through our research, we have:

  • Gained a clear understanding of the workforce the sector has now and will need in the future; and how to best foster its growth;
  • Identified training, certification and education programs, as well as the skills required;
  • Understood how various factors will affect the sector, whether advances in technology, regulatory changes, or shifting demographics;
  • Made informed recommendations specific to the Geothermal sector so it can to develop an effective HR strategy.

Sector Portal

Renewing Futures has created this page to be a focal point for anyone with a stake in the Geothermal sector.

First, it will be where you can find research findings and analysis specific to the sector.

And second, through this page, we want to connect you to information, discussion and people in the Geothermal sector.

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Canadian GeoExchange Coalition

The CGC is guided by a vision to transform the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market in Canada by:

  1. Expanding the market in Canada for geoexchange products and services;
  2. Facilitating business development in a way that complements the participants’ core business;
  3. Promoting the CGC’s contribution to the Canadian economy through increased sales revenues, jobs creation, and enhanced export opportunities; and,
  4. Improving environmental performance, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

 HRAI is a partnership of industry sector organizations that represents Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who provide the Canadian public with products and services for indoor comfort and essential refrigeration processes.HRAI is a partnership of industry sector organizations that represents Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who provide the Canadian public with products and services for indoor comfort and essential refrigeration processes.

Sustainable Buildings Canada

 We offer an array of services and opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in furthering the concepts of higher environmental performance in the buildings sectors. With an eye on community planning, our focus is both new and existing buildings in the commercial/institutional and residential sectors. 

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) is the national trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of US-produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment. Brochure: Heat, Cool, Save Energy with a Heat Pump Explains how heat pumps work, save energy, both heat and cool, including both air-source and water-source heat pumps.

Advanced Buildings

A building professional’s guide to more than 90 environmentally-appropriate technologies and practices. Architects, engineers and buildings managers can improve the energy and resource efficiency of commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings through the use of the technologies and practices described in this web site. 

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) was established in 1986 to represent the common interest of Canada’s municipal water and wastewater systems to federal and interprovincial bodies with respect to policies, programs, national codes, standards, and legislation. CWWA’s membership has expanded to include other than municipal systems, giving our members an even stronger voice in Ottawa.

 Government Links

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Office of Energy Efficiency-Natural Resources Canada

A searchable list of all ground-source heat pump models in Canada is available on NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) web site.

The RETScreen International Renewable Energy Decision Support Centre

Provides users access to an Internet-based Marketplace to help promote the implementation of renewable energy projects by connecting industry, customers and project stakeholders together online.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

The Trade Commissioner Service is a worldwide network of international business professionals that promote the economic interests of Canada in the global marketplace. We provide advice, information and contacts needed to focus, develop and implement your export strategy. As the  TCS is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade our services are free of charge to Canadian clients.

By registering as a client of the Trade Commissioner Service on the
Virtual Trade Commissioner, you are able to:

  • Receive a personalized web page containing market information, business leads and trade events that match your international business interests;
  • Access to business news for thousands of international news sources;  
  • Request services on-line from Trade Commissioners in Canada and abroad;
  • Make information about your company available to 800 Trade Commissioners in more than 170 offices in Canada and abroad; and,  
  • Access information offered by our partners, including Export Development Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service can help your company succeed globally and lower your costs of doing business through four key services:

  • Preparing for International Markets  
  • Assessing Market Potential  
  • Finding Qualified Contacts  
  • Resolving Problems