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Jay Egg

Jay's passion for geothermal air-conditioning and heating started during a repair to his own home air-conditioning system 1989. Frustrated by the extreme tropical climate which had added to the premature failure of his air-conditioning system, he modified his home air conditioner to become a ground water-cooled system. Jay founded EggGeothermal in 1990 to provide geothermal HVAC systems. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, EggGeothermal entered into a new age of acceptance. Jay currently focuses his professional efforts on geothermal consulting, writing, and speaking engagements. Among his clients are federal, state and local governments, developers, associations, and private entities.


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Wright’s Prairie Style Architecture Goes Green with Geothermal

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May 16, 2017 9:36:47 AM

WHILE LARGER CUSTOM HOMES ARE NOT SO TRENDY,  it's at least refreshing to see a sizeable modern home built with the classic Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style of yester-year.  Nestled in Windermere, FL with neighbors such as Shaq, Palmer and Woods, this homeowner decided to go with Wright’s Prairie Style.  But he didn’t want any outside equipment or noise. That leaves only one choice, which also happens to be the most environmentally friendly type of heating and air-conditioning, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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“Let’s Work the Problem” -Orlando Sustainability Symposium 2017

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Jan 16, 2017 9:57:09 AM

WHETHER IT WAS COMING FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GEOMETRY TEACHER, your dad, or your college professor, we’ve all been faced with a “tough problem” from time to time.  I have memories of sitting through a long dissertation on how to solve for some angle (I love geometry), and then the “practice problems” come, and they look nothing like those for which I’d prepared. 

Apprehensively, I would then ask, “How in the world I am supposed to solve this when it looks nothing like what I’d been preparing for”.  My instructor’s response— “Let’s work the problem” always meant that a solution was imminent, as long as I stayed focused.

That’s what we learned about in at the Orlando Sustainability Symposium.  Green Builder Media put together an impressive list of speakers that rolled up their sleeves and helped provide some real solutions for the new “perceived” challenges that we face.

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Let’s Talk Peace-Of-Mind; Let’s Talk Geothermal

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Aug 26, 2016 10:03:54 AM

THINK FOR A MOMENT, "WHAT IS THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) for a household standby generator? How about hurricane shutters?" 

These are kind of silly, rhetorical questions, but when a storm comes and the power goes out, thinking, "I really should have...", is usually too little and too late.  It may be just as silly to ask what the ROI is on a comfortable bed, granite countertops, or a good entertainment system.  There are some things that we purchase for peace of mind, others for luxury, and still there are some things we pay a little extra for in case of emergenices, in the hopes that we won’t ever have to think of them again. 

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Geothermal and Solar; One and the Same

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Feb 16, 2016 9:04:32 AM

WHY IS THE SHALLOW EARTH WARMER than the outside temperature in the winter?  Some might argue that it’s because of the hot geothermal deposits deep down.  The Earth is actually both a "solar-collector", and a "solar-battery". But I'm getting ahead of myself...

By now, most of us have had enough exposure to geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology to know that by “geothermal”, we’re talking about exchanging heat with planet Earth. This works well because the Earth is warmer than the outdoor temperature in the winter, and the Earth is cooler in the summertime.  Because of this, the GHP has high efficiency in both the heating and cooling mode. 

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Geothermal Technologies Explained For the Rest of Us

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May 11, 2015 6:33:00 PM

THE WIND, SUN AND TIDES are all great sources of clean and renewable energy, but you have to take what you can get when the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and the waves are rolling.

Geothermal is always there for us, so what gives? Where are we with this mysterious technology?

THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) says that geothermal energy, a virtually untapped energy resource derived from the earth's heat, is more vital today than ever—it supplies clean, renewable power around the clock, emits little or no greenhouse gases, and takes a very small environmental footprint to develop. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying innovative technologies, GTO's efforts are helping stimulate the growth of the geothermal industry within the renewable energy sector and encouraging quick adoption of technologies by the public and private sectors.

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Geothermal Day 2015; This is Really Big

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Apr 22, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Geothermal Day 2015 

2015 IS A BIG YEAR for the geothermal industry, and what better time to officially kick off “National Geothermal Day” than April? The geothermal HVAC industry has come together in a big way to put together a brand-neutral website to which we all can go to learn more about this amazing technology.  In it, you will find helpful videos, links, answers to questions, and even brand new story-books and activities for the whole family.

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Window Air Conditioners Cost More Than You Think

Posted by Jay Egg

Feb 4, 2015 12:57:12 PM

Based on performance of one 3 ton air conditioning unit operating for 2100 cooling hours, SO.11/kWh, a life cycle of 13 years, and 1.6 lbs of CO2 emissions/kWh. Actual results may vary depending on climate conditions, energy rates, patterns of usage and life span of system.

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