Draft Details

Designation:CSA/IGSHPA C448.10
Review start date:Jun 7, 2024
Review end date:Aug 6, 2024
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:
1.1 General
This Standard applies to direct exchange ground source heat pumps for systems using ground heat exchangers as a thermal source or sink for heating and cooling, with or without a supplementary heating source.
1.2 Installation inclusions
This Standard applies to new and retrofit installations.
1.3 Requirement inclusions
This Standard covers the minimum requirements for site surveys, material selections, installation, testing and verification, documentation, commissioning, and decommissioning.
1.4 Application inclusions
This Standard applies for commercial, institutional, and residential applications.
1.5 Units
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in the parentheses are for information only.
1.6 Terminology
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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