GeoNRG Launches on Long Island


GeoEnergy of New York (GENY) is a Long Island company that markets and sells an improved generation of high efficiency Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems which serve as its primary product lines. These systems are distinguished by its shallow well, hybrid, geothermal ground source heat exchanger marketed under the GeoColumn© name. The GeoColumn has received recognition by many NYS governmental organizations for its operational and environmental benefits and the GeoColumn has been a winner of Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award and Hanley-Wood Publishers Top 100 Products. GeoEnergy of New York is a Charter Member of the Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization.


The GeoColumn™ geothermal HAVC system has been recognized by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) as a LIPA recognized technology under LIPA’s geothermal rebate program (see the LIPA Rebate form in the Downloads section).

Mr. John Genung, inventor of the GeoColumn, is a recognized expert in HVAC systems. John was an engineer for TVA and the field of nuclear power generation and during that time was involved in the patenting of two significant improvements to that technology. John recognized the limitations of current geothermal field heat exchange systems and developed and patented the GeoColumn to address those shortcomings.

Mr. Shawn Genung is GENY’s engineering and application expert and played a key role in the design and implementation of the GeoColumn as well as patenting other key aspects of the GeoColumn technology. He has work extensively with Oak Ridge National Labs in both the Engineering Division and the Department of Technology Transfer and Economic Development where he served as a Strategy and Business Development advisor.

Mr. Tony Penachio has been involved with geothermal direct exchange technology for over two decades. He was a Founder and the Chairman of Envirotherm Heating and Cooling, Inc. a manufacturer and distributor of direct exchange geothermal heating and cooling products that were distributed nationally in the 1990’s. With over 30 years practical business experience as an owner, officer or director of various business enterprises, Penachio is currently involved in the GENY’s business development programs.

Empire Clean Energy Supply (ECES) of Bohemia NY is the driving force behind GENY’s marketing, sales and installation operations here on Long Island. ECES is a LIPA Solar Pioneer and offers a complete line of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation products including Sharp PV panels, SolarUS solar thermal systems and many other fine products.