Groundheat is a pioneer in the geothermal energy industry. In 1985, the company started off servicing small homes, and quickly expanded to mansions of up to 62,000 square feet. Now, they take on large projects including district energy across North America, Europe and Asia.
Groundheat has been a leader in renewable systems innovation, completing hundreds of small and large scale projects, developing superior proprietary technologies and methodologies, and providing unparalleled expertise to its strategic partners and clients internationally.
In fact, Groundheat created the largest district energy source of its kind in Canada in 2018, a 604-apartment hub in Waterloo. Groundheat also completed Mezzaroma, the biggest residential geothermal district energy project in the world in Rome, Italy for more than 1,000 units in 22 high-rise apartment buildings. This was a design-build project managed entirely by Groundheat with a 10,000 square foot mechanical room.
Groundheat also owns patented technologies in geothermal energy from its various research and development activities.
Groundheat currently has operations in Canada, the United States and Italy with plans to start operations in the United Kingdom. Our passion is to save the environment and save clients money, worldwide!
The geothermal construction of Mezzaroma, the biggest residential geothermal district energy project in the world in Rome, Italy for more than 1,000 units in 22 high-rise apartment buildings.
Areas of Expertise
Groundheat’s core business lies in the research and development of renewable energy technologies and the design-build-operate-own-manage (DBOOM) of renewable energy infrastructure. Groundheat has been leading geothermal energy systems innovation and design-build since 1985, completing hundreds of small and large scale projects, developing superior proprietary technologies and methodologies and providing unparalleled expertise to clients in North America, Europe and Asia.
Meet Our Founder
The Groundheat team is proud to be founded by Gino de Rezze, who has not only led Groundheat to great success, but contributed greatly to the geothermal industry as a whole.
Gino started off with a company called Villaneuve Heating in 1979, completing geothermal as well as HVAC work. In 1985, he started Groundheat and completed geothermal projects for homes and businesses all over Canada and the world.
Gino is a Certified Geoexchange Designer, and has many credibilities including his membership of the Association of Energy Engineers-Certified Designers and his Scotiabank Environmental Leadership Award.
Gino inspires his employees everyday with his contributions to geothermal energy. He has a number of published research papers on Bloomberg conducted by himself and the federal government. He received drilling bursaries for research at the University of Ottawa as well as a college in Lindsay. He also published papers with University of Rome and held presentations at Oklahoma State.
Gino di Rezze,
Our Founder Gino and the Mayor of Vaughan discussing environmental solutions and geothermal use for the City of Vaughan.
“Gino is the best, most experienced geothermal heating professional in the industry.”
Doug Harris, Harris Capital Corporation
“Gino is a leader in the thermo and solar energy industry.”
Richard Shaw, EnPower Group
“Great knowledge and high quality work.”
H Cohen, Amvic Inc
“Gino has been a pioneer and proponent of green energy for many years, and continues to have the vision for it. “
John Van Egmond, Egmond Associates Ltd
Certifications and Memberships
Groundheat is a member of the leading industry associations including:
ICCO Groundheat Italy Canada Award
The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) Business Excellence Awards (BEA) are held annually to acknowledge the most outstanding and innovative business leaders in the Italian-Canadian community, particularly those have been prominent in Ontario’s business setting. In 2010, Groundheat President Gino Di Rezze was the BEA winner of the Scotiabank ICCO Environmental Leadership Award.
Groundheat is an annual sponsor of the BEA’s Groundheat Italy-Canada Award and a strong supporter of Italian-Canadian business ventures. Other sponsors of this prestigious event include KPMG, Price Waterhouse, Scotiabank and Alitalia.
For over 14 years, Groundheat has played a crucial role in trade between Canada and Italy, bringing Italian high-tech drilling equipment to Canada and benefitting the Canadian geothermal industry by improving drilling efficiency, cleanliness and reliability. Groundheat’s ventures have resulted in successfully helping popularize advanced geothermal technology across the North American market.