The Application of Ground-Source Heat Pumps with Waste Water Systems

The use of waste water, both grey and black, as a heat source or sink is not a new concept. But, until recently, the availability of cost-effective, factory-constructed systems has been limited. Now, with these new systems hitting the market, engineers have more options than ever for designing more sustainable facilities. One such way the

Meet Steve Hamstra, Senior VP of Engineering

We would like to welcome Steve Hamstra to Melink as the Senior Vice President of Engineering for our Solar & Geothermal team. Steve comes with over 40 years of experience in the geo industry, many notable accomplishments, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Starting in high school, Steve’s passion ignited

Geothermal Codes and Standards

Standardization has always been the hallmark of American way of life and its position as a global leader in achieving protection of public health, safety and welfare. This has been true in every industry and the geothermal industry is no different. This piece will highlight the best practices, standards and codes that have been developed

Holistic HVAC Design – A New Level Of Efficiency

Commercial buildings are commonly heated and cooled with mechanical equipment, powered by electrical service, and connected to plumbing systems such as natural gas and condensate lines depending on the type of HVAC system. Hence, building drawings are separated by the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing scopes of work, ie., M, E, and P sheets. Often the

Meet Roshan Revankar, Geothermal Engineer

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our Geothermal team, Roshan Revankar. Roshan has over seven years of dynamic experience in the geothermal HVAC industry and holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Prior to working for Melink, Roshan worked as an Executive Director for International Ground Source Heat Pump

Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Reinstated Through 2021

On February 9th, 2018 the U.S. geothermal heat pump industry had its federal tax credits restored for both residential and qualifying commercial installations. The federal tax credits, which correspond to a 30% credit for residential installations and a 10% credit for qualifying commercial installations, were passed as part of the Continuing Resolution spending bill that

Major Company Invests in Geothermal HVAC, Legitimizes Revolutionary Heating & Cooling Approach

Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory X, formerly known as Google [X], revealed one of its newest projects in July: a geothermal HVAC startup known as “Dandelion” that will focus on using innovative drilling techniques to deliver residential geothermal systems. We couldn’t be happier to see one of the world’s largest and most technologically influential companies showing substantial