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CSA standard for ground source pump systems now available

February 24, 2016  By Ground Water Canada

Toronto – CSA Group has published a new C448 bi-national standard developed to assist those involved in the design and installation of ground source pump systems for commercial and residential buildings.

ANSI/CSA C448-2016 Design and installation of ground source pump systems for commercial and residential buildings aims to harmonize the differences between existing resources, simplify referencing in regulations and contracts, incorporate the latest advancements, clarify compliance using standards language, and provide credibility through an accredited neutral standards development process.

The standard was created by a committee that included leaders from industry trade and professional associations, utilities, drillers, installers, manufacturers, regulators, designers / engineers and researchers / academia. The committee was endorsed by IGSHPA’s Standards Committee.


Best practices and requirements in areas from equipment and material selection to commissioning and decommissioning are now included under one cover.

“If you are in the ground source heat pump industry or wish to know more about this efficient heating and cooling technology, the CSA – C448 Bi – National Standard is a ‘must have’ resource,” CSA said in a news release.

For more information, please contact Muktha Tumkur by email at

To learn more or to purchase a copy, visit the CSA Group website.

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