4th Annual Illinois Geothermal Conference

GAI logoThe Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI) will convene its 4th Annual Illinois Geothermal Conference on March 10-12 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, IL. The event begins with a preconference seminar on proper HVAC/geo system sizing and duct sizing and design. Jerry Faw of Adtek is the primary instructor. Joining Jerry will be Brian Kumer of Thermal Imaging Systems, who will cover duct pressure testing and the Illinois energy code requirements on ducting.

Registration on March 10 begins at 9 a.m., with training starting at 10 a.m.

Conference speakers include: Doug Dougherty / Geothermal Exchange Organization; Jeff Hammond / Geo-Flow; Sam Flannery / Building Science Academy; Paul Bony / ClimateMaster; Ed Lohrenz / GEOoptimize; David Heinrich / Thermal Dynamics; Jim Piasecki / CETCO; Kirk Mescher / CM Engineering; and Dan Couillard / GI Energy.

The Illinois loop installer certification exam will be given during the conference, following a review session. GAOI accreditation exams will be given at the conclusion of the conference.

The conference room block at the Doubletree Hilton and Conference Center in Bloomington offers rooms for a discounted rate of only $85 per night (including a complete hot breakfast). Call the hotel at (309) 664-6446, and ask for the “geothermal” room block to get the rate. For sponsor, booth and attendee registration, click here. For more information about the conference, contact John Freitag by email or by phone at (217-241-7973) or (217-971-3533).