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  • Development of a software design tool for hybrid solar-geothermal heat pump systems in heating- and cooling-dominated buildings. In collaboration with University of Dayton and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Optimization of groundwater flow and heat pump entering fluid temperatures in geothermal heat pump systems. In collaboration with ENVIRON, University of Vermont and Princeton University. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Assessment of the Net-Zero Energy Potential in Existing Buildings.
  • Demonstration and Performance Assessment of a Net Zero Energy School Building in Wyoming. Sponsored by Wyoming State Energy Commission.
  • Feasibility of Generating Electricity using Thermal Energy Extracted from existing Underground Coal and Waste Bank Fires. Sponsored by NSF-STTR.
  • Underground Thermal Storage of Solar Energy using Vertical U-Tube Boreholes.
  • Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems - Model and Procedure Development for Thermally Imbalanced Residential, Commercial and Institutional Buildings.