GeoExchange Technology

Experience, Technical Expertise and Capacity = GeoTility

Since installing our first geothermal/geoexchange system in 1990, GeoTility has been a leader in delivering comprehensive turn-key geothermal/geoexchange solutions for every size of installation from single and multi family homes to large commercial and industrial projects. GeoTility was the first geothermal/geoexchange contractor in Western Canada to bring a comprehensive specialized service model to the market place.

GeoTility’s complete geothermal Service Model

  • Specialized in-house geothermal/geoexchange engineering department
  • A fleet of customized geothermal/geoexchange drilling rigs
  • Industry trained geothermal/geoexchange loop fabricators and installers
  • An integrated geothermal/geoexchange service and warranty department
  • A line of industry proven private branded geothermal heat pumps (GSHP)
  • An exclusive geothermal utility service
  • Geothermal/geoexchange research and development
  • Geothermal/geoexchange carbon offsets verification
  • Geothermal/geoexchange education and training support

At GeoTility we are proud to be part of a low carbon solution to achieving a sustainable future for our children.

Learn more about how Geothermal systems work.

Geothermal Projects

  • 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 from both the domestic and... Read More >

  • SFU CentreBlock Development

    Creating affordable homes on the world class SFU university campus, this building offers its tenants top quality amenities including geothermal heating and cooling.  Reducing tenants' utility costs while also reducing carbon emissions proves to be both affordable and the right thing to do.

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  • Modello Tower

    GeoTility completed the installation for Boffo Properties at the new luxurious high rise tower: the Modello.  This new tower in Burnaby, B.C. features high efficiency geothermal heating and cooling.  GeoTility completed the installation using its own drill rigs with drilling occurring prior to the start of the tower.

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  • Port Royal High Rise Tower

    GeoTility was proud to work for Aragon Properties on this unique property in New Westminster, B.C. The Peninsula is the crown jewel of Port Royal, a 52-acre master-plan community decades in the making. Placed on the point where the Fraser River parts, the 22-storey tower is bordered by water on three sides. The architecture is a vehicle for modern design, with a striking façade of glass subtly curving towards the... Read More >

  • 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 the development of the new district energy centre, the overall system currently provides heating and cooling to over 1,200 residents.

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  • Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course

    GeoTility recently completed the installation of the commercial geoexchange system at the Tsawwassen Springs golf course in Tsawwassen, B.C.  The borefield was drilled beneath the structural slab, prior to vertical construction beginning on the project. This is the second multi-family project constructed on this site by GeoTility.

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  • 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.

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  • Tsawwassen Springs

    GeoTility installed the ground heat exchangers for the Tsawwassen Springs project.  These exciting new condominiums are located south of Vancouver, B.C.  This is the first phase of a multi-phase development.  Jade West Mechanical was the mechanical engineer of record on this project.

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  • 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. It is leading the way in the development of its new headquarters by... Read More >

  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens

    GeoTility has completed the installation of the GeoExchange field at Vancouver's first Living Building Challenge facility: The VanDusen Gardens Visitor 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 ChallengeRead More >

  • 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, Read More >

  • 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.Read More >

  • 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.

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  • 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... Read More >

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • St-Mary's Hospital Expansion

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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... Read More >

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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... Read More >

  • 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... Read More >

  • Tsawwassen Golf Course Apartments

    Some of the numerous sustainable features that will be incorporated into this development include:

    • Obtaining a minimum of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification for the golf course clubhouse and apartment buildings;
    • Using geothermal energy to heat and cool the buildings in the development, as well as to provide domestic hot water;
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  • 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... Read More >

  • Kettle Creek

    Part of the Goldstream Meadows Development, Kettle Creek Station is a 32 acre fee simple housing site that consists of 500 cottages and 100 condos. This Turner Lane development features geothermal systems by GeoTility and the cost savings of the Read More >

  • 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... Read More >

  • 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

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  • Salvation Army - Gateway of Hope

    This three story development provides 30 emergency shelter beds and 25 supportive independent living transitional beds for the homeless ot those at risk of homelessness in the community.

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  • 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 Read More >

  • 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... Read More >

  • The Donovan

    The Donovan is a residential project from Cressey Development featuring the architectural design of Ratii Architects. There are 142 condos in this 18 storey tower with 10 townhouses located in the trendy Yaletown area of Vancouver.

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  • 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... Read More >