2023 Annual Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 5

Thermal Energy Networks Track

8:00-9:00 Building District-Style Heating and Cooling Utilities for New Developments (Kyle Boynton, Subterra Renewables

9:30-10:30 Charging the System: Scaling to meet this historic moment (Zeyneb Magavi, HEET)

11:00-12:00 GOING BIG: Using Networked Geothermal to Accelerate Building Decarbonization (John Ciovacco, Aztech Geothermal, LLC

1:15-2:15 Gas Utilities and Geothermal: The Opportunity and the Challenges (Morgan Hood, Vermont Gas)

2:45-3:45 Panel Discussion: Delivering Decarbonization Via Thermal Energy Networks (moderator: Zeyneb Magavi, HEET)

4:15-5:15 Teamwork Makes the “Therm” Work! Scaling District Geothermal Through Coalitions (Brightcore Energy: Lauren A Hildebrand & Dave Hermantin; Emergent Urban Concepts: Jared Rodriguez; Eversource: Eric Bosworth; HEET: Audrey Schulman)

Technology Track

8:00-9:00 Groundwater Based Geothermal: New Approaches to Geothermal with Space Confinement (Robert Ed, Darcy Solutions)

9:30-10:30 WET (Wastewater Energy Transfer) & Geothermal – The Perfect Pairing (Michael Albertson, SHARC Energy)

11:00-12:00 CLAD – downhole heat exchanger: Using groundwater with closed loop (Roshan Revankar, Genesys NZE Inc.)

1:15-2:15 AI-Driven Prediction of Ground Thermal Properties: Revolutionizing Geothermal System Design (Sylvie Antoun, Umny)

2:45-3:45 Sensitivity Analysis of Borehole Thermal Heat Exchanger (Piyush Kumar Kumawat, University of Utah)

4:15-5:15 Interactive Modeling/Simulation of Complex Thermal Battery Solutions (Rick Clemenzi, Geothermal Design Center Inc.)

Applications Track

8:00-9:00 Application of Advanced Variable Speed Water Source DOAS to Commercial Buildings (Tim Hammond, WaterFurnace)

9:30-10:30 Accurate energy system simulation on a large-scale, net-zero project (Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien)

11:00-12:00 Inside / Indoor Piping Materials for Geothermal Systems (Lance MacNevin, Plastics Pipe Institute)

Industry Updates

1:15-2:15 AHRI/ISO/ASHRAE/ANSI 13256-1 is being replaced! Overview of the New AHRI Standard 600 (Bob Brown, WaterFurnace)

2:45-3:45 NY-GEO: The Components of a Successful State Organization (Christine Hoffer, NY-GEO)

4:15-5:15 Building a Stronger Geo-Exchange Market in Canada (Martin Luymes, HRAI-Canada)

NGWA Joint Sessions

8:00-9:00 Safety & Compliance: Respirators and the Hazards of Silica (John Fowler, National Exploration Wells & Pumps)

9:30-10:30 The Institutional Market and the Value it presents to the Geothermal & Drilling Industry (Jack DiEnna, GEONii)

11:00-12:00 NGWA Building (speakers, details, etc. to follow)

1:15-2:15 Building Blocks of Training a New Driller (Brock Yordy, The Driller Magazine)

2:45-3:45 Dual Rotary Drilling in Water Wells and Geothermal Boreholes (Derek McGladdery, Derex Inc)

4:15-5:15 Safety & New Hires – Injuries that can impact a business legacy (Brock Yordy, The Driller Magazine)

Wednesday, December 6

7:30-8:30  Breakfast

8:30-9:00 IGSHPA Annual General Meeting

9:00-10:00  IGSHPA Leadership Address / Awards Ceremony / Q & A for IGSHPA Board of Directors & Staff

10:00am — Exhibit Hall Opens

11:00-12:00  IGSHPA Keynote Speaker- Alejandro Moreno, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) at U.S. DOE (Department of Energy)

Commercial Track

1:00-2:00 How to get a mechanical engineer excited about specifying geothermal (Ian Goicochea, Climate Control Group)

2:15-3:15 Business and Technical Solutions for High Density Urban Geothermal (Tim Weber, Diverso Energy)

4:00-5:00 Successful Case Histories in Rocky Mountains (Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal)

Residential Track

1:00-2:00 Making Geothermal more Affordable: Re-thinking our approach to residential design (Rob Derksen, Enertech Global)

2:15-3:15 Smooth First Time: A Developers Perspective on techniques for avoiding issues using geothermal for the first-time (Connor Wicklum, Mattamy Homes Canada)

4:00-5:00 Panel: Reconnecting with the Co-ops. The JUICE Team, Utility Incentives and Loop Programs (Moderator: Willem Lange, WaterFurnace)

GHEX Track

1:00-2:00 Is Thermally Enhanced Grout the most Cost-Effective way to Reduce Bore Resistance and Design Lengths (Tyler Harbeck, GeoPro)

2:15-3:15 Inclined vs. Vertical Bores Theory & Delivery Benchmarking (Yaning Zhang, Celsius Energy)

4:00-5:00 How to buy drilling: What drillers will ask you to mitigate their risk (Kortney Lull, Midwest Geothermal)

Sales & Marketing Track

1:00-2:00 How to grow your company and become more profitable with geothermal (Bill Buschur, Total Green Manufacturing)

2:15-3:15 How Financing Can Help you Sell Geothermal (Eric Torykian, Mosaic)

4:00-5:00 Selling the C Suite (Zachary Fink, ZBF Geothermal Consulting, LLC)

Thursday, December 7

Commercial Track

8:00-9:00 The Importance of Having a Commissioning Provider for GSHP Projects (Daniel Booy, Altum Engineering Ltd.)

9:15-10:15 Model Specification for Piping Materials for Geothermal Systems (Lance MacNevin, PPI)

11:00-12:00 Importance of Closed Loop Ground Heat Exchanger Pre-Design (Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal)

1:00-2:00 GSHP System Thermal and Electrical Energy Monitoring (Connor Dacquay, GEOptimize)

Residential Track

8:00-9:00 The Importance of Fluid Quality in a Geothermal System (Eric Grant, Fernox)

9:15-10:15 Heat Pump Decarbonization: Most Do (Especially GSHPs); Some Don’t (Steve Kavanaugh, University of Alabama/Energy Information Service)

11:00-12:00 Variable pumps and Variable Hydronics (Justin Jobe, Enertech Global)

1:00-2:00 Water Source Residential VRF Applications (Scott Schmidt, Dandelion Energy)

GHEX Track

8:00-9:00 Panel: Business case for drillers in geothermal (moderator: Brock Yordy, The Driller)

9:15-10:15 Engineer-Driller collaboration for open loop project success (Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien and David Henrich, Bergerson-Caswell)

Net Zero Track

11:00-12:00 GHPs in net Zero Energy/Carbon Applications (Robert Mancini, R. Mancini and Associates Ltd.)

1:00-2:00 Technologies Driving the Exponential Demand for Net Zero Energy Buildings (Al Wallace, Energy Environmental Corporation)

Industry & Business Track

8:00-9:00 Accelerate Equitable Clean Thermal Energy Network Deployment with Community-based organizations (Rachel Carpitella, Sustainable Westchester)

9:15-10:15 Geo Saves the World: The Decarbonization Case for Geothermal Exchange Systems (Victor Braciszewski, Stet Sanborn & Nancy Kohout of Smith Group)

11:00-12:00 43 years of history! (Dan Ellis, Comfortworks & Dave Hatherton, retired)

1:00-2:00 Showcasing Geothermal Success Stories (3 speakers)