Commercial Projects

Tukwila Library, Tukwila, Wa

Tukwila Library

Geotility was proud to have been selected as the geothermal contractor for the installation at the Tukwila Library.  Showing leadership in sustainability, the King Country Library System has been active in implementing energy efficient technologies in its buildings throughout the region.

Adams Elementary School, Seattle, Wa

Adams Elementary School

The Seattle School District has been active in upgrading the mechanical systems in many of its schools.  Adams Elementary located in the Ballard neighborhood recently overhauled its mechanical systems utilizing geothermal heating and cooling technology.  Geotiltiy was the installation contractor responsible for drilling all of the vertical boreholes and completing the below-grade piping installation.

YVR Airside Operations Building, Richmond, B.C.

YVR Airside Operations Building

Since its completion, the Airside Operations Building (AOB) has improved safety and efficiency of operations and emergency services to Vancouver International Airport. Previously spread around the airport, the new integrated facility has merged airside operations, maintenance and support teams into one building. Located centrally in the airfield, the building is highly visible at both domestic and international terminals.

The project uses numerous sustainable technologies including a geothermal field, wind turbine, photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater harvesting, in-slab radiant heating and solar water heating. As the greenest building at YVR to date, the expected energy savings is 48 per cent compared to the average energy consumption of other conventional buildings.

Alexandra District Energy Utility System Completed, Richmond, B.C.

Alexandra District Energy Utility System Completed

Geotility recently completed the second phase of the Alexandra District Energy Utility for the City of Richmond.  This phase consisted of approximately 82,000 ft of borehole coupled with the first phase system of similar capacity.  With te development of the new district energy centre, the overall system currently provides heating and cooling to over 1,200 residents.

The Exchange Tower, Vancouver, B.C.

The Exchange Tower

Geotility recently completed the installation of the geoexchange system beneath the new Exchange Tower in Downtown Vancouver. Using its industry-first low-height drilling technology, Geotility installed the system without affected the building's construction schedule.  This represents yet another succesful project for Geotility in the downtown Vancouver core.

VA American Lake, Tacoma, Wa

VA American Lake

Geotility has been selected as the contractor of choice to install a large scale geothermal system at the VA American Lake campus.

Construction is currently underway at the VA Campus at American Lake, Washington.  Geotility is installing over 100,000 ft of vertical closed loop borehole for this project.  Geotility is proud to have GeoDyne as its drilling sub-contractor on this major project.  At completion, this project will likely be one of the largest borefields in the State.

Canadian Helicopters, Penticton, B.C.

Geotility is proud to be the design-build contractor for the Geoexchange system at the new Canadian Helicopters facility in Penticton, B.C.  Geotility worked alongside Yoneda & Associates in Kelowna to design the ground heat exchanger and coordinate the design with the building systems.

Osoyoos Indian Band District Energy System, Oliver, B.C.

Osoyoos Indian Band District Energy System

Geotility is proud to provide the complete engineering, design and construction of a new district energy system for the Osoyoos Indian Band.  The Senkulman Business park, located north of Oliver, BC will feature a state of the art closed loop GeoExchange district energy system.

The Province of British Columbia recently announced a new corrections facility that will also be serviced by this energy efficient system.

Geotility worked in conjunction with the Osoyoos Indian Band to receive federal and provincial funding for this landmark project.

Cascadia Center, Seattle, Washington

Cascadia Center

Geotility is currently installing the geothermal field at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington.  The Bullitt Foundation's new headquarters is striving to become the greenest commercial building in the world. The Bullitt Foundation is a world leader in the support of sustainable initiatives.  They're leading the way in the development of their new headquarters by following the principles of the Living Building Challenge.  Yet another hallmark project for Geotility.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, B.C.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Geotility has completed the installation of the GeoExchange field at Vancouver's first Living Building Challenge facility: The VanDusen Gardens Visitor's Centre.  Geotility is proud to have been selected as the GeoExchange contractor on this exciting project. The VanDusen Gardens project is among the first buildings in Canada to attempt the Living Building Challenge.  Pushing the bar of sustainability higher, this facility should prove to be a focal point of the community.

Click here to watch a video on the project.

McKinstry - Great Northern Building, Spokane, Washington

McKinstry - Great Northern Building

Geotility is proud to have been selected by McKinstry as a partner in delivering the geothermal system at the renovated Great Northern Building in Spokane, Washington.  The design of the system was provided by GeoEngineers.  Using innovative ground thermal property testing techniques, GeoEngineers was able to reduce the size of the ground heat exchanger.

Kordyban Lodge, Prince George, B.C.

Kordyban Lodge

The Canadian Cancer Society is building the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George, B.C. to provide accomodations to cancer patients and their families who are receiving treatment at the BC Cancer Agency Centre.  The facility includes a GeoExchange system designed by MMM Consultants out of Vancouver, B.C.  The project features 42 boreholes drilled to 300 ft.

Carl Sandburg Elementary, Kirkland, Washington

Carl Sandburg Elementary

The new home for the Sandburg Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District is currently under construction.  The geothermal system consists of 80 holes to 300 ft deep.

North Saanich Middle School, Victoria, B.C.

North Saanich Middle School

This new school serving the Saanich Peninsula north of Victoria, B.C. features a GeoExchange system with 30 boreholes to 320 ft.  A central HDPE vault was also installed as part of this system.

LDS Temple, Calgary, AB

LDS Temple

The Calgary LDS temple will be only the eighth one built in Canada.  The building features numerous sustainability initiatives, including a GeoExchange heat pump system.  The mechanical systems were designed by Cobalt Engineering out of Vancouver, B.C.  Geotility was responsible for the design and construction of the GeoExchange field, which consisted of 56 holes to 250 ft.  The mechanical contractor on the project was Hoover mechanical.

New Sandy High School, Sandy, Oregon

New Sandy High School

Geotility has completed the installation of one of the largest horizontal geothermal fields in the Pacific Northwest.  The system at the New Sandy High School in Sandy, Oregon will provide energy efficient heating and cooling for years to come.  The horizontal borefield consists of over 100,000 ft of horizontally bored 1 1/4" HDPE piping.  It also features a large HDPE vault with 10" mains.

Jaguar - Land Rover Dealership, Victoria, B.C.

Jaguar - Land Rover Dealership

Geotility provided design/build services for the installation of the GeoExchange system at the new Jaguar / Land Rover Dealership in Victoria, B.C.  The project consisted of 16 boreholes drilled to 295 ft.

Snohomish PUD Headquarters, Everett, Washington

Snohomish PUD Headquarters

Geotility completed the installation of the vertical geothermal field at the Snohomish PUD facility in Everett Washington.  The system was designed by Hargis Engineers of Seattle, Washington.  It consisted of 89 boreholes to 365 ft.

Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver, B.C.

Centre for Digital Media

The Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, B.C. is constructing a new state of the art facility.  Geotility was selected as the GeoExchange contractor to install the vertical borefield.  12 holes to 300 ft were installed at the site of this exciting project.

Centennial Middle School, Snohomish, Washington

Centennial Middle School

The Snohomish School District has taken the iniative to construct their new schools around geothermal technology.  The Centennial Middle School features 60 boreholes drilled to a depth of 200 ft each, providing the school with an ultra-efficient heating and cooling system.

St-Mary's Hospital Expansion, Sechelt, B.C.

St-Mary

Geotility was selected to install the vertical borefield at the St-Mary's Hospital expansion in Sechelt, B.C.  The total borefield consists of 114 boreholes with a total depth of approximately 23,300 ft.

Alberni District Secondary School, Port Alberni, B.C.

Alberni District Secondary School

Geotility provided design/build services to Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Heating for this new high school being built in Port Alberni, B.C.  A total of 98 boreholes to 300 ft were installed at the site.  The school is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

John Muir Elementary School, Kirkland, Washington

John Muir Elementary School

The new John Muir Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District is one of several new school featuring geothermal technology.  The borefield consists of 88 holes to a depth of 300 ft each.

Artists for Kids, North Vancouver, B.C.

Artists for Kids

Artists for Kids is a trust designed to build an art education legacy for the children of British Columbia.  Artists For Kids provides a variety of art enrichment program opportunities for thousands of students of all ages each year including the popular Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Art.  The Artists For Kids Gallery is home to a stunning collection of work created by its patrons.  Geotility installed 72 holes to 125' for the GeoExchange system serving the new facility.

Saltspring Library, Saltspring Island, B.C.

Saltspring Library

A new facility is being constructed for the Saltspring Library, on Saltspring Island, B.C.  20 holes to 150 ft serve the central plant heat pump system.  The building features many sustainable features, including the GeoExchange system designed and installed by Geotility.

Songhees First Nation, Victoria, B.C.

Songhees First Nation

A new wellness centre for the Songhees First Nation is being constructed in Victoria, B.C.  Geotility is the GeoExchange design build contractor responsible for the design and installation of the field.  A total of 32 boreholes to 305 ft will be installed.

Cambie District Energy System, Richmond, B.C.

Cambie District Energy System

Geotility has completed the installation of the first phase of the new Alexandra District Energy system in Richmond, BC. The City of Richmond has always lead the way in sustainability, and that trend continues with the recent installation of the Alexandra District Energy System.  Geotility was selected as the GeoExchange contractor for this innovative and leading edge installation.  Geotility would like to acknowledge Stantec and Hemmera for their role as GeoExchange consultants on the project.

Yarrow Elementary School, Chilliwack, B.C.

Yarrow Elementary School

Geotility is the design/build contractor for the construction of the new Yarrow Elementary School in the Chilliwack School District (#33).  Geotility is working for Dual Mechanical on the design and installation of the complete GeoExchange system.  A total of 56 holes to 250 ft were drilled at the site.

Southpointe Academy, Tsawwassen, B.C.

Southpointe Academy

The new home of the Southpointe Academy School in Tsawwassen will feature a central GeoExchange system.  30 holes to 218 ft were drilled in the parking area to support the centralized heat pump system.  Geotility is proud to be working for the Townline Group of  Companies.

Secondary Learning Center, Renton, Washington

Secondary Learning Center

The Secondary Learning Center is a new constructed school for the Renton School District.  This new facility will house alternative teaching programs.  The GeoExchange field consists of 140 borholes to 205 ft each.

Valley View Middle School, Snohomish, Washington

Valley View Middle School

The installation of the vertical borefield for the new Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, Washington was recently completed.  Construction for the new school will begin in early 2011.  GeoTility was responsible for the drilling, header piping and excavation on the project.

Esowista First Nation Community, Tofino, B.C.

Esowista First Nation Community

GeoTility completes the installation of a large scale district energy system at the First Nation's Community of Esowista located on pristine Vancouver Island.  The 225 ton vertical ground heat exchanger will interface with several large water to water heat pumps which will serve the new housing community.

UBC and Interior Health Clinical Academic Campus, Kelowna, BC

UBC and Interior Health Clinical Academic Campus

The new UBC and Interior Health Clinical Academic Campus is located on the grounds at KGH, and is a 34,000-square-foot stand-alone facility (including a multi-level parkade), which includes a 180-seat lecture theatre, and a library created for both hospital and academic use, plus videoconferencing suites and clinical skills and resource rooms for medical undergraduates and post-graduate residents. Up to 40 medical students are expected to begin using the campus immediately, including residents in family medicine and specialty training as well as postgraduate rural family medicine students.

BCIT Gateway Project, Burnaby, BC

BCIT Gateway Project

The BCIT Gateway Project is a $39.1 million revitalization of the SW1 complex targeted to be registered as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold project. Some of the environmental features include: use of enhanced daylight capture technology, energy efficient heat pumps technology – geo-exchange system plus extensive heat recovery, energy efficient lighting and equipment, use of recycled material and use of a micro-electrical grid.

Adams Road Elementary School, Surrey, BC

Adams Road Elementary School

This new School Disctrict #36 facility incorporates numerous sustainable strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, displaced wentilation, solar hot water heating measuement and verification and best practices commissioning low VOC materials. The Adams Road Elementary School is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery, Armstrong, BC

Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery

The Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery is an 18,500 sq.ft. working monastery situated in the farming community of Armstrong, BC. Built entirely through the generous donations of private citizens, the building is a mix of both private and public space. The Monastery was designed and built to meet the needs of the Sisters daily lives from their sleeping quarters to their Chapel. Green technology has been used throughout the building, from energy efficient lighting to the use of geothermal heating and cooling. Landing Construction Ltd. has managed the construction.

Coldstream Elementary School, Vernon, BC

Coldstream Elementary School

This $13.4 million Vernon District school featuring geothermal technology has been designed to meet the LEED Gold standard for sustainability, innovation and design, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, water efficiency and indoor environment quality.

Wildfire Coordination Centre, Kamloops, BC

Wildfire Coordination Centre

British Columbia's new state-of-the-art Provincial Wildfire Coordination Centre is a $4.5 million facility that has been constructed to meet at LEED Gold standard.

Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, BC

Sparkling Hill Resort

Sparkling Hill Resort and Wellness Hotel is a European inspired 152 room hotel specializing in Whole Body Wellness. The resort is located in Vernon in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Sparkling Hill Resort is the neighbor of Predator Ridge Golf Resort permitting guests to indulge in wellness, relaxation and championship golf during their stay. Sparkling Hill Resort will offer a full range of over 100 treatments; each specifically designed to refresh and rejuvenate the body. Some examples of traditional treatments that will be offered are hot stone massage, moor mud wraps, reflexology, aromatherapy and a complete aesthetics program.

Coastal Ford, Vancouver, BC

Coastal Ford

Coastal Ford takes the lead on sustainablility on the auto industry with this state-of-the-art facility is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified as a "green building" featuring a geothermal system installed by GeoTility.

Surrey School District Education and Conference Centre, Surrey, BC

Surrey School District Education and Conference Centre

The Surrey DECC continues to move forward, with phase 1 construction well underway. The $40 million LEED Gold project will consist of a four-storey, 125,000 sq. ft. building that will house administration, district education programs, and meeting spaces. Phase 2 will consist of the conference centre

Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC

Crofton House School

Crofton House School located in the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver was built in 1898 and is one of the oldest private schools in Vancouver. The 64,300 sq/ft expansion was designed by Cornerstone Architecture and managed by Haebler Group. GeoTility was contracted to drill and install the ground heat exchangers as designed by Stantec Consulting.

School District # 23, Okanagan, BC

School District # 23

GeoTility has completed geothermal installations to the Rutland Elementary, Dr. Knox Jr. High and Penticton High Schools. School District #23 has been a leader in reducing the operating costs of new schools while significantly reducing the ecological footprint of our educational institutions

Hesquiaht School, Vancouver Island, BC

Hesquiaht School

The Hesquiaht School is a First Nations community located in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Multiple sustainable building practices were utilized, including a geothermal pond loop heat pump system designed and installed by GeoTility.

1005 Langley Street, Victoria, British Columbia

1005 Langley Street

1005 Langley Street is GeoTility's first heritage building retrofit featuring the Geo Mole 5.1. In this installation to a 100 year old building in down town Victoria, GeoTility was able to drill and install the ground heat exchanger within the foot print of the building with our custom hybrid drilling platform. It is estimated that there will be a savings of nearly $10,000.00 in operating costs the first year and an annual reduction of 26 tons of green house gas emissions.

Westjet Calgary Headquarters, Calgary, Alberta

Westjet Calgary Headquarters

The new Westjet Campus in Calgary, Alberta that opened in May of 2009 is a 321,000 sq/ft state of the art facility built to a LEED Gold Standard that is 35% more energy efficent than comparable market constrcution projects and houses up to 2,000 employees and trainees on any given day. In this project the ground heat exchanger (loops) were incorporated into the thermal mass of the piles.

Rutland Elementary School, Kelowna, BC

Rutland Elementary School

Like most schools, Rutland Elementary has a playing field on the school grounds, which provided the perfect location to install a horizontal ground loop for their geothermal system. The 3100 m2 (33,500 ft2) school is heated and cooled by a 60 ton central heat pump / fan coil system. Rutland Elementary is the first school in the district to use a geothermal system, but with the substantial operating cost savings, the other schools will undoubtedly upgrade to geothermal systems in the future.

Tekmar Building, Vernon, BC

Tekmar Building

Tekmar Control Systems Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of control equipment for hydronic heating systems. GeoTility installed one of the largest horizontal loops in Canada at their Research and Development facility in Vernon , BC. Tekmar chose GeoTility specifically for the energy efficiency and versatility of the geothermal systems we provide. The manufacturing, research, and office areas of the building are conditioned by a combination of hydronic heating and forced air heating and cooling.

South Surrey Recreation Centre, Surrey, BC

South Surrey Recreation Centre

GeoTility was selected to install the ground heat exchanger at the recreational facility. The South Surrey Recreation Centre was designed by Quadra Pacific Consultants .

Sunset Community Centre, Vancouver, BC

Sunset Community Centre

GeoTility has been selected by Habler Construction to drill and install 7,000 feet of a vertical borehole ground heat exchanger. This beautiful and functional building is an example of  the exceptional design capabilities of Bing Thom Architects. The Sunset Community Centre is located in South Vancouver.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Vancouver, BC

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

The Mount Pleasant Community Centre is located in the Mount Pleasant district of Vancouver. GeoTility was selected to drill and install 25,000 feet of a vertical borehole ground heat exchanger for Vanbots Construction.

London-Steveston School, Richmond, BC

London-Steveston School

GeoTility was selected by Ridgeway Mechanical to drill and install 22,000 feet of a vertical borehole ground heat exchanger as well as install and commission heat pumps.

The Terminus , Vancouver, BC

The Terminus

GeoTility selected by the Haebler Group to install 7200 feet of a vertical borehole ground heat exchanger for a mixed use residential/retail building. The Terminus building is located in the Gas Town District of Vancouver and is owned by The Salient Group..

BCIT Aviation Technology Campus, Richmond, BC

BCIT Aviation Technology Campus

The new BCIT Aviation Technology Campus is Canada's largest Aerospace Technology School. This world class facility consisting of over 285,000 sq/ft, including a 45,000 sq/ft hanger features geothermal heating and cooling and was constructed by Ledcor Construction Ltd. This facility has been built to a LEED Silver designation.

Public buildings have a 50-70 year lifecycle making geothermal the obvious choice to maximize the return on investment potential.

  - Rick Nelson - Kelowna Branch Manager