Thank you for visiting the IKEA Centennial Store and taking time to learn more about geothermal energy.
The IKEA store uses a very simple, very efficient technology to heat and cool the store. We call it geoexchange (or geothermal heat pumps) because the system draws renewable heat energy out of the ground to heat the store and puts excess heat energy back into the ground when cooling the store.
Since there is no combustion with geoexchange - it does not burn fossil fuels - there are no on site carbon emissions produced. This aligns perfectly with IKEA's commitment to improving environmental quality.
Since geoexchange operates with efficiencies of 300 - 400 %, the operational energy costs will be signficantly less than traditional heating and cooling systems.
Learn About Geo
and watch a short video on how it works. If you're interested in a geoexchange system for your home or business, you can find one of our Members
to help you.
Read the IKEA story
in a Denver Post article and its use of geothermal energy for the Centennial Store.
Sept 21, 2011 - CoGEHPA President Al Wallace presents a plaque to IKEA Centennial store manager Kelly Frieze. The plaque will be placed in the store for customers to view. By scanning the plaque's QR code with a smartphone, store visitors can also get more information about CoGEHPA and the IKEA store's geoexchange system. The plaque reads "This building is heated and cooled using renewable geo energy" and lists the store (IKEA Property, inc.) as well as Colorado Geo Energy & Heat Pump Association along with the logo and website URL.