Certified Geothermal Designer Course April 2-4

igshpaDesigning Ground-Source Heat Pump systems will keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion by offering customers a low-maintenance, economical and green alternative for their space conditioning needs. Federal and state tax incentives for GSHPs are providing additional demand and popularity for the systems, creating even more opportunities. As an engineer, contractor or architect, you likely have specific questions about GSHP systems you want answered.

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and the Association of Energy Engineers, in partnership with GEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization, have designed this course to offer advanced training toward certification as a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD).

From an introduction to the technology to a complete review of a commercial design process, participants learn the specific information they need to know to be successful. The CGD Plus course is taught by a professional CGD Instructor with more than 30 years of experience engineering and designing ground source heat pump systems. Bring geothermal heat pump questions and answers to your own projects to the course.

Topics covered will include:

  • Design Process for Geothermal Systems
  • Energy Modeling
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Software
  • Site and Geology
  • Vertical, Horizontal, Pond, Open Well, Standing Column and  Hybrid Options
  • Integrated Design Process
  • Energy Cost
  • Construction Cost
  • Test Drilling for TC Test
  • Design GHX
  • Design System, Specifications and Drawings
  • Construction Quality Assurance and Control
  • Commissioning and Training Personnel

For more information and to register, visit IGSHPA.