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NGWA (National Ground Water Association) broke ground on a geothermal retrofit at its headquarters on August 22, 2023, in Westerville, Ohio. Utilizing the geothermal tax credits available for nonprofit organizations that were signed into law in 2022, NGWA is replacing 9 furnaces, 9 air conditioners, and a mini split with 9 geothermal units. Ductwork and other modifications will be made to improve comfort and better utilize the building’s HVAC system. Many industry stakeholders came together for this renovation, including IGSHPA and NGWA members and suppliers of equipment, pipe, and other system components. An IGSHPA member engineering firm even provided discounted pricing for design of the system. This project is a great example of how retrofit applications can work well and be good business for well water and geothermal contractors, engineering firms, and building owners.

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Press Release: IGSHPA Hires Technical Director

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release

IGSHPA Hires Technical Director

Springfield, Illinois, July 13, 2023 – IGSHPA announced today that Greg Kurtz will be joining the organization as Technical Director, effective July 17, 2023. In this newly created role, Mr. Kurtz will be responsible for providing support to IGSHPA staff and members for technical projects such as training development, interfacing with subcontractors for database development, and working with training and standards committees.

Mr. Kurtz has over 40 years of experience in the ground source heat pump industry including positions at ClimateMaster, Enertech, FHP/Bosch,  Geo-Flo, and Waterfurnace, as well as owned/operated an HVAC contracting business in Ohio. His most recent position at PoolPak provides great insight into specialty applications that ties in nicely with the work needed at IGSHPA. 

“Greg brings a considerable amount of industry knowledge and management experience,” said Jeff Hammond, Executive Director at IGSHPA. “That expertise will be invaluable in our efforts to enhance our leadership position in training, standards and industry support.” Kurtz added, “IGSHPA’s goal of a unified effort in promoting geothermal technology through training and industry outreach makes this new challenge very exciting.” 

IGSHPA has been adding staff in 2023 to support members and organization growth with the addition of Angela Nys as Administrative Support Specialist in February and Lisa Lipe as Administrative Assistant in June. 

Meet the new IGSHPA staff members, as well as Sally Stephens, Membership, Communications & Event Coordinator, Jeff Hammond, Executive Director, and the IGSHPA board members at the IGSHPA Annual Conference at NGWA (National Ground Water Association) Ground Water Week in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 5 to 7, 2023.

ABOUT IGSHPA

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is a non-profit, member-driven organization established in 1987 to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels. With its access to the most current advancements in the ground source/geothermal heat pump industry via its diverse membership base and its industry alliances, IGSHPA is the ideal bridge between the latest technology and the people/organizations who benefit from these developments. For more information or IGSHPA membership, contact Sally Stephens at .

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