Public Education: Throughout this program, the MREA and GAOI will hold several free, virtual, hour-long informational events where you will learn the basics of geothermal, how it can save you money, and how the geothermal group buy program works.
What makes our group buys so successful?
Economy of Scale
Competitive Contractor Selection
Community Support & Outreach
Economy of Scale: Which is just a fancy way of say “bulk purchasing.” Through the power of bulk purchasing this program’s high quality contractor is able to offer a below market price/ton. The more people that go geothermal through this program, the lower the price will be for everyone!
Competitive Contractor Selection: Led by the MREA, with help from a local advisory committee, the competitive selection process ensures that this program’s geothermal installations are performed by a high quality contractor at a below market price.
Community Support & Outreach: Our programs are supported by both the leaders and community members of Champaign, Piatt, and Vermilion Counties. With the help of your jurisdiction leaders, fellow community members, and you, the MREA is able to spread the word of this awesome opportunity throughout your community!
Limited-Time Offering: The clock is ticking: this program’s discount pricing is only available for a short time! You will have until May 30, 2021 to sign a contract with Design Air and secure the program’s savings.
Design air Heating & Air Conditioning is a BBB A+, locally owned, and environmentally-conscious residential and commercial contractor serving central IL since 1977. Design Air has installed more than 1700 geothermal systems in the Champaign and Central IL area since 1985. As a GeoPro Master Dealer with WaterFurnace Geothermal, Design Air holds the highest level of certification and partnership available. With a team of over 25 full time factory certified field technicians, design and sales professionals, and administrators we are proud to partner with the MREA Urbana Champaign Group Buy Program.
— Neil Gridley
Kilowatts installed 2016-2019
Properties added solar
People attended Solar Power Hours
Join a free, virtual Geothermal Power Hour to learn how you can go geothermal through this program!
John Freitag, Executive Director, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI)
Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director, MREA
Marta Monti, Solar Program Manager, MREA