IGSHPA Annual Conference and Expo

IGSHPA Geothermal Pavilion, Powered by 2021 Groundwater Week, Nashville, Tennessee, December 14-16, 2021

December 6 to 8, 2022 — Las Vegas, Nevada Convention Center

 

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Tuesday, December 6

 Residential Track

8:00am      Water Side Problem Solving

Speaker:          Tom Wyer, Geo-Flo Corporation

Abstract:         Installing contractors, service technicians, and system designers commonly face problems with the water side of geothermal systems such as low flow rates, insufficient freeze protection, and unknown loop details on jobs they inherit.  This session will focus on core concepts that will allow you to better understand the water side of geothermal systems which will help you to troubleshoot and retrofit existing systems.  The format will feature live problem solving using free online tools to teach you to answer questions such as “my flow rate is too low; will adding a second pump achieve my required flow rate?”, “I’m replacing a heat pump with one that has a higher head loss; will my current flow center work?”, and “my antifreeze level is too low; how much more do I add?”.

9:00am     Resiliency Inherent In District GSHP systems

Speaker:         Greg Wolfson, EcoSmart Solution

Abstract:         Climate change has significantly increased the frequency and magnitude of severe environmental events like
fires, tropical storms, flooding and polar vortexes. These severe weather conditions often materially degrade the operational performance of renewable energy systems. In contrast, geothermal exchange systems supporting GSHPs by their subterranean design are protected from harsh environmental conditions. One such system installed at Whisper Valley in Austin Texas withstood the 100 year polar vortex, URI, in 2021. This presentation will explore the attributes of district GSHP systems that enable a broad spectrum of severe weather resiliency and the empirical performance of the EcoSmart GeoGrid during that extreme weather event in February of 2021.

10:00am   Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am   A New Era in Direct Exchange Geothermal: Advancements, Advantages, and Common Myths

Speaker:         Bill Buschur, Total Green Manufacturing

Abstract:        This seminar will cover the most recent advancements to direct geothermal exchange (DGX) technology.  Learn about the many design and installation advantages that this 70 plus year old geothermal technology has to offer including how it can reduce drilling cost, along with a brief history of the technology. It will address common myths and concerns of the past and present that surround DGX technology. Learn how recent advancements in the technology have overcome many challenges of the past.

11:15am   A2L Refrigerant Adoption and Industry Mandates

Speaker:         Bob Brown, WaterFurnace International

Abstract:         In this session, you will learn about the new federal regulations that go into effect on January 1st 2024. We will discuss the A2L refrigerant classification and help you understand why & how HFC refrigerants are being phased out. We will cover the key transition dates for new refrigerants and identify which new refrigerants will emerge in heat pumps. Lastly, this session will cover upcoming changes to HVAC product safety standards.

12:15pm   On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm     Variable Speed Geothermal and the Path to Beneficial Electrification

Speaker:         Shawn Hern, ClimateMaster

Abstract:         Variable speed geothermal heat pumps play a vital role in the nation’s beneficial electrification initiative. The product’s load matching capability and high efficiency, even at the lowest outdoor temperatures, lowers the overall peak demand to the electrical grid, helping to reduce the need for additional generation infrastructure. As a developer and patent co-holder for the ClimateMaster Trilogy Series, Engineering Director for New Product Development Shawn Hern is uniquely qualified to describe the combination of the variable speed compressor, variable airflow, and variable water flow that results in overall system efficiency. The presenter will also explore the remote diagnostics and adjustment capabilities of these variable speed communicating systems and how they contribute to the beneficial electrification and decarbonization goals.

2:15pm     Inside Piping Materials and New Alternatives

Speaker:         Lance MacNevin, Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)

Abstract:        This presentation will include best practices for inside piping, including piping materials and what to avoid to ensure a successful installation and happy long-term customers.

3:15pm     Break (through 3:30pm)

3:30pm     IGSHPA Annual General Meeting of Members

4:00pm     Conference Welcome and IGSHPA Leadership Address

4:30pm     Keynote Speech: The Case for Geothermal

Speaker:         Dano Weisbord, Tufts University

Abstract:        The keynote will focus on institutional decision-making, and the ways in which Smith College combined its mission and financial/technical goals to make a business case for GSHX system. Decision making and key drivers will be discussed to highlight the “why” of this ground-breaking decision.

 

5:30pm     Welcome Party with NGWA (through 7:00pm)

 Commercial Track

8:00am      A2L Refrigerant Adoption and Industry Mandates

Speaker:          Bob Brown, WaterFurnace International

Abstract:         In this session, you will learn about the new federal regulations that go into effect on January 1st 2024. We will
discuss the A2L refrigerant classification and help you understand why & how HFC refrigerants are being phased out. We will cover the key transition dates for new refrigerants and identify which new refrigerants will emerge in heat pumps. Lastly, this session will cover upcoming changes to HVAC product safety standards.

9:00am     The Importance of Treating Ground Loop Fluid for Long-term Reliability

Speaker:        Dan Slater, Fernox

Abstract:        According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling buildings. To protect the long-term investment of the system, and ensure low maintenance of the heat pumps and pumps/circulators, the loop fluid must be treated with the proper inhibitors, even if the system does not need antifreeze. This presentation will provide practical guidelines for ensuring that the loop fluid will not cause premature corrosion, scaling, and ultimately heat pump and pump/circulator failures.

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment

Speaker:          Arlene Anderson, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO)

Abstract:         The U.S Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office, issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled, “Community Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment”. While geothermal district heating and cooling systems are more common outside the United States, an increasing number are under development domestically. These systems leverage commercially available geothermal direct use and geothermal heat pump components as well as new materials and systems. In addition to reviewing the FOA goals and phases, the roles of target applicants that are anticipated to form Geothermal Heating and Cooling Design and Deployment coalitions will be discussed.

11:15am    Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned on Large Commercial and District Systems

Moderator:     Steve Hamstra, Melink Zero & the GreyEdge Group

Panelists:

Daniel Booy, Altum Engineering, Merville, British Columbia

Trent DeBoer, GMB Architects-Engineers, Holland, Michigan 

Cary Smith, The GreyEdge Group, South Jordon, Utah

Mike Walters, Salas O’Brien, Madison, Wisconsin

Abstract:          This panel will include discussions from experienced designers and stakeholders on systems that have are already in place, both large commercial and district systems. Panelists will be able to provide insight for future projects based upon their experience and the outcome of installed systems. As district systems become more popular, this exchange of information will be valuable to those in the planning stages or considering large geothermal applications.

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      The Value of the Institutional Market & why it should be a target market

Speaker:          Jack DiEnna, GEO-NII

Abstract:         Geothermal technology is finally being recognized as a valued asset by the Federal market because of the modification of the definition of renewable energy to include thermal energy and changing the verbiage from generated to produced. This along with the “Climate Change” narrative should have opened the flood gates for this technology but we are still having to fight the lack of awareness for not only the technology but more importantly the benefits that these systems bring to the table. This session will point out the magnitude of the institutional market and the steps that can and should be taken by the various members of our industry to promote the adoption of GHPs. I will show how this initiative will not only increase awareness of this technology but also support greater adoption by the residential sector, The session will also touch on subliminal marketing and marketing to the various Federal clients. The session will address the marketing tactics that can be adopted to capture clients and the need to document the success of the project and the technology.

2:15pm      Elimination of Water Consumption in Data Centers

Speaker:          Jay Egg, Egg Geothermal

Abstract:         With the growth of our digital age, and the migration of data centers away from city centers, hyperscale data centers are being constructed in areas where land is less expensive, and renewable energy is potentially more abundant and locally sourced. A hyperscale data center rated at 100 megawatts may consume a million gallons of fresh water each day through its cooling tower operations. This presents an incredible opportunity to employ geothermal exchange, eliminating the cooling towers, recovering the heat, and saving precious fresh water.

3:15pm     Break (through 3:30pm)

3:30pm     IGSHPA Annual General Meeting of Members

4:00pm     Conference Welcome and IGSHPA Leadership Address

4:30pm     Keynote Speech: The Case for Geothermal

Speaker:         Dano Weisbord, Tufts University

Abstract:        The keynote will focus on institutional decision-making, and the ways in which Smith College combined its mission and financial/technical goals to make a business case for GSHX system. Decision making and key drivers will be discussed to highlight the “why” of this ground-breaking decision.

 

5:30pm      Welcome Party with NGWA (through 7:00pm)

 Loop Installer Track

8:00am      Creating Expectations & Goals Program for New Hires & Generation Z

Speaker:          Brock Yordy, The Driller

Abstract:         In this one-hour session, Brock will discuss a simple way to create goals and expectations for new hires, specifically generation Z. We will start by building an outline of expectations for employment. Next, we will drill deep into what essential goals are required for creating a meaningful, productive long-term employee. Finally, we will discuss and build a review process that starts after the first week of employment, meets again in 30 days, then in six months, and finally at the end of the year. The session aims to create obtainable milestones for the employee and build a productive long-term team player for the employer.

9:00am      Plastic Piping Materials for Ground Source Geothermal Systems

Speaker:          Lance MacNevin, Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)

Abstract:         The piping material is critical to the overall success of the ground-coupled heat exchanger piping system (i.e., the ground loop). It must provide corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, flexibility, impact resistance, resistance to slow crack growth, long-term hydrostatic strength (pressure capability), and temperature resistance. In addition, the ground loop heat exchanger material must provide suitable heat transfer capabilities. This course explains the four types of plastic piping materials used for ground source geothermal systems, and how these materials can be used to construct reliable ground loop piping systems. Detailed explanations of the capabilities of these materials will be provided, including reference to ASTM and CSA piping standards and material specifications. The typical applications of each of these materials will be described. The sustainability benefits of plastic piping systems will also be discussed.

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Flushing/Purging Commercial Systems

Speaker:          Russell Buras (Casey Skelton co-presenter), PurgeRite

Abstract:          This presentation will address the key considerations to ensure a successful commercial geothermal flush. It will provide best practices for planning, equipment design, implementation, and documentation that can ensure a successful flush. Field experiences will also be shared, and participants should walk away with practical information that will be applicable to their next project.

11:15am    Importing drilling innovation from Sweden

Speaker:          Kathleen Hannun (Co-presenter: Ryan Malleta), Dandelion Energy

Abstract:         In Sweden, residential geothermal drillers complete an entire project in each 7-4pm workday. The estimated cost of installing loops for a typical home is somewhere in the $3,000 range. When we first learned about this, we didn’t believe it: it sounded way too good to be true. So we went to Sweden. And we were astonished to find it is real. How do the Swedes drill geothermal so efficiently? And how can we bring their equipment and methods to the US to expand our geothermal drilling capacity in this country? These are the questions and goals we’ve been focused on since our fateful visit to Sweden in the summer of 2021. In the time since, we’ve purchased the equipment the Swedes used, hired Swedish drillers to coach us, and starting implementing the Swedish model in NY and CT. While we aren’t yet nearly as good as the Swedes, the results so far have been very encouraging. In this presentation, our goal will be to illustrate what the Swedes do, and then describe ourselves as a case study, and report back on the impact that implementing the Swedish method has had on our throughput and costs. The Swedish method is not proprietary – anyone can do it. We are hopeful if we can spread the word about this, more people will start using this approach, and there will be more drilling capacity for geothermal in the US.

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      Recruiting, Hiring Training, and Retaining the Next Generation of Drillers

Speaker:          Brock Yordy, The Driller

Abstract:         A one-hour discussion on recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining new hires. The class will discuss the history of the workforce in the drilling industry. Recruiting tactics, hiring expectations, onboarding, and leading the next generation.

2:15pm      Avoiding Mayhem with Commercial Start-ups

Speaker:          Jeff Persons, Geo Source One

Abstract:          The speaker has written several articles for publication in the Water Well Journal. His topic for the conference is from a WWJ article that deals with commercial geothermal installations and debris left in the building side of systems that unfortunately gets attributed to the loop contractor.

3:15pm      Break (through 3:30pm)

3:30pm      IGSHPA Annual General Meeting of Members

4:00pm      Conference Welcome and IGSHPA Leadership Address

4:30pm      Keynote Speech: The Case for Geothermal

Speaker:          Dano Weisbord, Tufts University

Abstract:         The keynote will focus on institutional decision-making, and the ways in which Smith College combined its mission and financial/technical goals to make a business case for GSHX system. Decision making and key drivers will be discussed to highlight the “why” of this ground-breaking decision.

 

5:30pm     Welcome Party with NGWA (through 7:00pm)

 Research Track

8:00am      Research Track Session #1: General Topics

This two-hour session will feature three 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Philippe Pasquier

  1. Pumps (Authors: Liu, X., M. Malhotra, Y. Li, J. Lian, X. Wang, J. Ho; Presenter: Xiaobing Liu)
  2. Long-term GSHP system performance measurement in the USA and Europe (Authors: Spitler, J.D., Gehlin; Presenter: Jeffrey D. Spitler)
  3. Climate change effects on the energy performance of a residential groundsource heat pump system (Authors: Sabbagh, G., M. Bernier; Presenter: Michael Bernier)

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Research Track Session #2: GHE Modeling and Design

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Michel Bernier

  1. pygfunction 2.2 : New Features and Improvements in Accuracy and Computational Efficiency (Authors: Cimmino, M., J.C. Cook; Presenter: Massimo Cimmino)
  2. Ground Heat Exchanger Design Tool with RowWise Placement of Boreholes (Authors: Spitler, J. D., T.N. West, X. Liu, I. Borshon; Presenter: Jeffrey D. Spitler)
  3. Development of a Topology Optimization Method for the Design of Ground Heat Exchangers (Authors: M. Cimmino, A.Noël; Presenter: Alexandre Noël)
  4. Influence of buildings on geothermal boreholes – a comparison between two models (Author: Fasci, M.; Presenter: Maria Letizia Fasci)

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      Research Track Session #3: Thermal Response Testing

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Xiaobing Liu

  1. Stationary and non-stationary deconvolution to recover long-term transfer functions (Authors: Dion, G., P. Pasquier, D. Marcotte, G. Beaudry; Presenter: Gabriel Dion)
  2. Accuracy of analytical approaches to thermal response test interpretation (Authors: Oh, H.-R., S. Kim, B. Park, J. Baek, K. Lee; Presenter: Hae-Rim Oh)
  3. Uncertainty assessment of the hydraulics properties surrounding a standing column well with a thermal response test (Authors: Jacques, L., P. Pasquier; Presenter: Louis Jacques)
  4. Field tests and numerical simulation of a novel thermal response test equipment for water wells (Authors: Tanaka, S., H. Fujii, H. Kosukegawa, S. Tsuya; Presenter: Satoshi Tanaka)

3:15pm      Break (through 3:30pm)

3:30pm      IGSHPA Annual General Meeting of Members

4:00pm      Conference Welcome and IGSHPA Leadership Address

4:30pm      Keynote Speech: The Case for Geothermal

Speaker:          Dano Weisbord, Tufts University

Abstract:         The keynote will focus on institutional decision-making, and the ways in which Smith College combined its mission and financial/technical goals to make a business case for GSHX system. Decision making and key drivers will be discussed to highlight the “why” of this ground-breaking decision.

 

5:30pm     Welcome Party with NGWA (through 7:00pm)

Additional Training

1:15pm      Preview of CGD (Certified GeoExchange Designer) course (Ed Lohrenz, GEOptimize)

Ed Lohrenz is providing a free preview one hour session of the CGD course for those interested in learning more about commercial geothermal design.

Wednesday, December 7

 Residential Track

8:00am      OEM Panel Discussion

Moderator:     Jeff Hammond, IGSHPA

Panelists:

Titian Burris, ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bill Buschur, Total Green Manufacturing, St. Henry, Ohio

Mike Stevens, Bosch Thermotechnology, Londonderry New Hampshire

John Thomas, WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tim Wright, Enertech Global, Greenville, Illinois

Abstract:         This panel is an opportunity to provide updates to members on the latest news from the industry’s geothermal heat pump manufacturers. There will be time for questions and answers and discussions on the future of the industry.

9:00am      Round Table Discussion: Open Forum for “Connecting the Dots” between contractors, engineers, loop installers, drillers, and other industry stakeholders — Meeting the Challenges for Industry Growth

Moderator:      Kortney Lull, Midwest Geothermal / Chair, IGSHPA Board of Directors)

Panelists:

John Ciovacco, Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, New York

Jean-François Lavoie, Versaprofiles, St. Lazare de Bellechasse, Quebec

Mike Keeven, Keeven Heating & Cooling Co. / Geothermal Experts, New Haven, Missouri

Mark Metzer, Aecon GeoExchange, Surrey, British Columbia

Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Dan Rau, Colorado Geothermal Drilling, Brighton, Colorado

Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien, Eagan, Minnesota

Abstract:        It is important for stakeholders in the industry to connect to address the challenges of industry growth. This panel of experts will be available to help strategize with IGSHPA members and other stakeholders on how best to work together to build the needed infrastructure.

10:00am    Morning Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 10:15am)

10:00am    Exhibit Hall Opens

10:15am    How Can Our Industry Best Utilize the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Provisions?

Speaker:          Dan Ellis, Comfortworks

Abstract:         The recently enacted U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) contains multiple provisions affecting the geothermal heat pump industry. Now that the bill has become law, there are months of work ahead for the U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies to implement the various programs, credits, rebates, and deductions. There are numerous implementation questions still outstanding that GeoExchange has been working on. The speaker will provide guidance based upon experience that can help members better understand how to utilize these opportunities to grow their businesses and ultimately the GSHP industry.

11:00am    Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through Noon)

12:00pm    Industry Panel Discussion with Lunch, Courtesy of Grundfos

Abstract:         Grundfos is interested in learning what IGSHPA members need to make installation of geothermal easier, more profitable, and how Grundfos can help grow the industry.

1:00pm     Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through 1:30pm)

1:30pm     Panel Discussion: The JUICE Team

Moderator:    John (Jack) P. DiEnna, Jr., GEONii

Panelists:       Members of the JUICE (Joint Utility Initiative for Cooperative Engagement) Team

Titian Burris, ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ed Davis, Enertech Global, Greenville, Illinois

Ryan Dougherty, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), Springfield, Illinois 

Will Lange, WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Abstract:        This team of GEO members will discuss their outreach efforts to re-engage with rural electric co-ops and and other utility initiatives.

2:30pm      Panel Discussion: Incentives, New Legislation, and Utility Engagement

Moderator:      Garen Ewbank, Ewbank Testing and the GreyEdge Group

Panelists:

John Ciovacco, Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, New York 

Ryan Dougherty, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), Springfield, Illinois 

Boyd Lee, CKenergy Electric Co-Op, Mustang, Oklahoma 

Zeyneb Magavi, HEET, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Abstract:         Panelists will discuss the latest opportunities for incentives and new legislation in the U.S. and Canada that industry stakeholders must consider when engaging with utilities to determine how to best position our industry for growth.

3:30pm     Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 4:00pm)

4:00pm     Hootsuite Tutorial & Social Media Best Practices

Speakers:       Carley Fletcher, Enertech Global; Kari Rau, Colorado Geothermal; and Sally Stephens, IGSHPA

Abstract:        Carley, Kari, and Sally will discuss the most effective means for engaging with social media, including tools like Hootsuite that can post to multiple platforms. As the consumption of social media and the views about content, length of posts, and writing style continue to evolve, experience with this medium can help maximize your social media efforts and advertising budget.

 Commercial Track

8:00am      OEM Panel Discussion

Moderator:     Jeff Hammond, IGSHPA

Panelists:

Titian Burris, ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bill Buschur, Total Green Manufacturing, St. Henry, Ohio

Mike Stevens, Bosch Thermotechnology, Londonderry New Hampshire

John Thomas, WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tim Wright, Enertech Global, Greenville, Illinois

Abstract:         This panel is an opportunity to provide updates to members on the latest news from the industry’s geothermal heat pump manufacturers. There will be time for questions and answers and discussions on the future of the industry.

9:00am      Round Table Discussion: Open Forum for “Connecting the Dots” between contractors, engineers, loop installers, drillers, and other industry stakeholders — Meeting the Challenges for Industry Growth

Moderator:      Kortney Lull, Midwest Geothermal / Chair, IGSHPA Board of Directors)

Panelists:

John Ciovacco, Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, New York

Jean-François Lavoie, Versaprofiles, St. Lazare de Bellechasse, Quebec

Mike Keeven, Keeven Heating & Cooling Co. / Geothermal Experts, New Haven, Missouri

Mark Metzer, Aecon GeoExchange, Surrey, British Columbia

Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Dan Rau, Colorado Geothermal Drilling, Brighton, Colorado 

Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien, Eagan, Minnesota

Abstract:         It is important for stakeholders in the industry to connect to address the challenges of industry growth. This panel of experts will be available to help strategize with IGSHPA members and other stakeholders on how best to work together to build the needed infrastructure.

10:00am   Morning Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 10:15am)

10:00am   Exhibit Hall Opens

10:15am    How Can Our Industry Best Utilize the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Provisions?

Speaker:        Dan Ellis, Comfortworks

Abstract:         The recently enacted U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) contains multiple provisions affecting the geothermal heat pump industry. Now that the bill has become law, there are months of work ahead for the U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies to implement the various programs, credits, rebates, and deductions. There are numerous implementation questions still outstanding that GeoExchange has been working on. The speaker will provide guidance based upon experience that can help members better understand how to utilize these opportunities to grow their businesses and ultimately the GSHP industry.

11:00am    Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through Noon)

12:00pm   Industry Panel Discussion with Lunch, Courtesy of Grundfos

Abstract:         Grundfos is interested in learning what IGSHPA members need to make installation of geothermal easier, more profitable, and how Grundfos can help grow the industry.

1:00pm     Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through 1:30pm)

1:30pm     Strategies for Reducing Commercial Geothermal First Cost

Speaker:         Ian Goicochea, ClimateMaster

Abstract:        Even with current utility rebates and federal tax incentives, it is important to optimize commercial geothermal mechanical systems to increase the adoption of these technologies. In this seminar, we will look at the implementation of strategies including Hybrid Geothermal Systems and Single Pipe WSHP Systems to decrease the total first cost of Geothermal WSHP systems.

2:30pm     Delivering a Geo Solution in Dense Urban Areas

Speaker:        Tony Amis, Endurant Energy

Abstract:        Geo Solutions are limited in dense urban areas especially where the building footprint extends across the entire site. Installing geo loops into the very buildings foundations connected to a GSHP can deliver a significant amount of base heating and cooling load and be combined with ASHP to deliver remaining heating and cooling. This presentation will discuss how energy foundations were successfully used on a commercial building as part of delivering an all electric building in lower Manhattan New York and provide some lessons learned and guidance on future projects.

3:30pm     Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 4:00pm)

4:00pm     Using Diverse Energy Sources with GSHX

Speaker:         Josh Hays, Salas O’Brien

Abstract:        Drilling closed loop vertical bores for a geothermal heat exchanger is costly and typically requires large space requirements. Pairing geo heat exchange designs with other energy sources – including waste-water heat exchange systems, air-source heat pumps, surface water heat exchange and conventional assets – can help reduce geothermal space requirements and overall system costs, as well as present options to maximize system COP based on dispatch strategy. This presentation will cover the diverse energy sources that have been successfully implemented alongside geothermal heat exchange systems.

 Loop Installer Track

8:00am      OEM Panel Discussion

Moderator:     Jeff Hammond, IGSHPA

Panelists:

Titian Burris, ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bill Buschur, Total Green Manufacturing, St. Henry, Ohio

Mike Stevens, Bosch Thermotechnology, Londonderry New Hampshire

John Thomas, WaterFurnace International, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tim Wright, Enertech Global, Greenville, Illinois

Abstract:         This panel is an opportunity to provide updates to members on the latest news from the industry’s geothermal heat pump manufacturers. There will be time for questions and answers and discussions on the future of the industry.

9:00am      Round Table Discussion: Open Forum for “Connecting the Dots” between contractors, engineers, loop installers, drillers, and other industry stakeholders — Meeting the Challenges for Industry Growth

Moderator:      Kortney Lull, Midwest Geothermal / Chair, IGSHPA Board of Directors)

Panelists:

John Ciovacco, Aztech Geothermal, Ballston Spa, New York

Jean-François Lavoie, Versaprofiles, St. Lazare de Bellechasse, Quebec

Mike Keeven, Keeven Heating & Cooling Co. / Geothermal Experts, New Haven, Missouri

Mark Metzer, Aecon GeoExchange, Surrey, British Columbia

Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Dan Rau, Colorado Geothermal Drilling, Brighton, Colorado

Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien, Eagan, Minnesota

Abstract:         It is important for stakeholders in the industry to connect to address the challenges of industry growth. This panel of experts will be available to help strategize with IGSHPA members and other stakeholders on how best to work together to build the needed infrastructure.

10:00am    Morning Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 10:15am)

10:00am    Exhibit Hall Opens

10:15am    How Can Our Industry Best Utilize the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Provisions?

Speaker:        Dan Ellis, Comfortworks

Abstract:         The recently enacted U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) contains multiple provisions affecting the geothermal heat pump industry. Now that the bill has become law, there are months of work ahead for the U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies to implement the various programs, credits, rebates, and deductions. There are numerous implementation questions still outstanding that GeoExchange has been working on. The speaker will provide guidance based upon experience that can help members better understand how to utilize these opportunities to grow their businesses and ultimately the GSHP industry.

11:00am    Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through Noon)

12:00pm    Industry Panel Discussion with Lunch, Courtesy of Grundfos

Abstract:          Grundfos is interested in learning what IGSHPA members need to make installation of geothermal easier, more profitable, and how Grundfos can help grow the industry.

1:00pm     Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through 1:30pm)

1:30pm     Round Table Discussion: Bringing Well Water Drillers into Geothermal

Panelists:       Panelists are still being finalized (Moderator: Kortney Lull, Midwest Geothermal / Chair, IGSHPA Board of Directors)

Abstract:        As the industry grows, there is a need for drillers to do geothermal closed loop systems. What are the benefits for water well drillers in the geo industry and how can we encourage water well drillers to consider geothermal installations?

2:30pm     HDPE Pipe Integrity at Depth, Vertical Closed Loop Ground Heat Exchangers

Speaker:         Terry Proffer, Major Geothermal

Abstract:        The need for deeper vertical bores often leads to questions of loop integrity for both burst and collapse concerns. Yet experience has determined deeper boreholes (400’ to 700’+) are in fact compatible with current grades of HDPE pipe. Misinterpretation of the ASTM (D 2837) pressure ratings is the key reason for HDPE integrity concerns for deeper bore installations. This presentation will cite anecdotal deep loop installations (400’ +); review how pressure ratings are determined for different grades and schedules of HDPE pipe; how these ratings do not consider the downhole environment and conditions for closed loop vertical bores; describe pressure conditions both external and internal to deeper HDPE pipe installations; and conclude why HDPE pipe in deeper bores is acceptable.

3:30pm     Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 4:00pm)

4:00pm     Safety Preparation and Execution on Geothermal Projects, Large and Small

Speaker:         Dave Bower, Operating Engineers Local 150

Abstract:        This abstract is still being finalized.

 Research Track

8:00am      Research Track Session #4: Groundwater

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Jeffrey Spitler

  1. Column Experiments to Anticipate Clogging of Standing Column Wells (Authors: Cerclet, L., B. Courcelles, P. Pasquier; Presenter: Leo Cerclet)
  2. Forecasting Hydraulic Head Changes in Injection Wells Using LSTM Network (Authors: Rose, C., P. Pasquier, A. Nguyen, G. Beaudry; Presenter: Christopher Rose)
  3. A Case Study on High-Resolution Monitoring Network of Groundwater Heat Pump System (Authors: Baek, J.-Y., H.-R. Oh, S.-W. Ha, S.-S. Lee, K.-K. Lee; Presenter: Ji-Young Baek)
  4. Modeling and performance evaluation of fractured thermal energy storage [FTES] (Authors: Hesselbrandt, M., J. Acuña; Presenter: José Acuña)

10:00am    Morning Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 10:15am)

10:00am    Exhibit Hall Opens

10:15am    How Can Our Industry Best Utilize the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Provisions?

Speaker:        Dan Ellis, Comfortworks

Abstract:         The recently enacted U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) contains multiple provisions affecting the geothermal heat pump industry. Now that the bill has become law, there are months of work ahead for the U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies to implement the various programs, credits, rebates, and deductions. There are numerous implementation questions still outstanding that GeoExchange has been working on. The speaker will provide guidance based upon experience that can help members better understand how to utilize these opportunities to grow their businesses and ultimately the GSHP industry.

11:00am    Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through Noon)

12:00pm    Industry Panel Discussion with Lunch, Courtesy of Grundfos

Abstract:          Grundfos is interested in learning what IGSHPA members need to make installation of geothermal easier, more profitable, and how Grundfos can help grow the industry.

1:00pm     Time to Walk the Exhibit Hall (through 1:30pm)

1:30pm     Research Track Session #5: Systems and Case Studies

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Massimo Cimmino

  1. Economic Optimization and Parametric Analysis of Large Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems: A Case Study (Authors: Nguyen, A., P. Eslami-Nejad, J. Tamasauskas, M. Kegel; Presenter: Alain Nguyen)
  2. Ground heat exchangers with large diameter pipes: What are the benefits? (Authors: Raymond, J., J-S. Gosselin, J-F. Lavoie; Presenter: Jasmin Raymond)
  3. Ground heat exchanger performance with variable speed ground-source heat pumps (Authors: Viviescas, G., M. Bernier; Presenter: Geoffrey Viviescas)
  4. Impacts of Prospective LEED Building’s Energy Loads on a Borehole Heat Exchanger: A Case Study in Central Illinois (Authors: Zhao, Z., A. Stumpf, Y.-F. Lin, X. Wang; Presenter: Zilong Zhao)

3:30pm     Break at the IGSHPA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (through 4:00pm)

4:00pm     Research Track Session #6: GHE Modeling and Simulation

This one-hour session will feature two 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Maria Letizia  Fascì

  1. Transient heat transfer in ground heat exchangers under groundwater flow (Authors: Prieto, C., M. Cimmino; Presenter: Carlos Prieto)
  2. Dynamic simulation of ground source heat pump systems with nonstationary convolutions (Authors: Beaudry, G., Pasquier; Presenter: Gabrielle Beaudry)

Additional Training

11:00am     WET (Wastewater Energy Transfer) and GEOLOOPS, the Perfect match for thermal district systems

Speakers:         Brian Urlaub, Salas O’Brien & Lynn Mueller, Sharc Energy

Abstract:           Geothermal loop temperature dynamics have changed over the last 35 years from heating dominant to cooling dominant in most parts of the world. Sharc Energy has developed a patented WET (wastewater energy transfer) that can be integrated with the geothermal loop. WET and Geothermal provides many benefits to a geo-loop such as stable operating temperature which is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. All this while reducing the total number of boreholes required. The presenters will be Brian Urlaub, Vice President, Director of Geothermal of Salas O’Brien; and Lynn Mueller, President and CEO of Sharc Energy. Brian and Lynn will dig deep to show you how this technology works to make geo systems more feasible and functional with solutions to lower loop cost and stabilize temperatures using wastewater.

Thursday, December 8

 Residential Track

8:00am      The Future of HVAC: The Geothermal Perspective

Speaker:          Pete Prydybasz, B.J. Terroni

Abstract:         This presentation will focus on selling geothermal systems, pointing out the value proposition of geothermal systems (“pay now or pay later”), and will discuss the “Five Steps Towards a Good Install”. The speaker’s decades of experience selling geothermal systems will help attendees have a better understanding of how to approach potential customers, showcasing the inherent benefits of geothermal systems, addressing decarbonization, electrification, and sustainability.

9:00am      Designing Radiant Floor Systems Using Heat Pumps…Lessons Learned

Speaker:          Jim Cusack, Enertech Global

Abstract:         The proper design of radiant floor systems using heat pumps differs from the typical design of boilers. Topics discussed will include the importance of room by room load calculations, tube spacing and proper insulation. We will discuss the performance of heat pumps under varying conditions. Control strategy options and deciding which control strategy would be best for the job will be addressed. Setting customer expectations and also discussing liability of the installing contractor to meet the consumer’s expectations are important topics. Proper sizing of pumps, buffer tanks, and hydronic fan coils will be included, followed by a discussion how high temperature single pipe baseboard radiators are typically a bad idea and why. Low temperature radiant panels will be shown as an alternative to high temperature applications.

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Utility Loop Ownership: Capturing the Earth’s Solar Energy for Utility Margins

Speaker:          Boyd Lee, CKenergy

Abstract:          CKenergy’s utility loop ownership experience takes the guesswork out of the positive financial benefits of being willing to “work outside of the box” to provide co-op members with savings, and the utility with increased profit margins. CKenergy has nine years of success with this innovative program that reduces peak demand, while increasing off-peak kWh and saving homeowners 40-70% over conventional electric systems and 30-50% over natural gas systems. The co-op provides cash incentives, installs the loop, retains asset ownership, and applies a monthly user fee as part of the monthly meter charge, creating a win-win solution for all involved. Boyd Lee will provide an overview of CKenergy’s success with utility loop ownership that can be replicated throughout North America to change the way we look at heating and cooling homes and commercial buildings in the future.

11:15am    Geo for Builders!

Speaker:          Steven Koep, PrairieFish LLC and Ryan Dougherty, GEO

Abstract:         Geothermal Exchange Organization conducted a targeted market engagement project that developed strategies to identify and engage with builders and developers (Custom, Green, Net Zero, etc.) who are open to utilizing GSHP technology in future projects. The effort involved communication and interaction with state-level builder groups and associations (HBAs), as well as other potential partners including electric utilities, state-level GSHP associations and other market participants and stakeholders. A preliminary assessment of the custom homebuilding (CH) market in 10 key states laid the groundwork for the introduction of the “GEO for Builders!” educational and awareness-building initiative focused on identified CH firms, with the ultimate goal of OEM engagement with these companies and increased utilization of GSHP technologies and systems.

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 Updates for 2023 Edition

Speaker:           Jeff Hammond, IGSHPA / CSA TC423 Chair

Abstract:          Consistency of design and installation is extremely important to the growth of the industry. One of the best methods for providing consistency is the use of a standard throughout North America. ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 has been in use in Canada since 1992 and has been a bi-national (U.S./Canada) standard since 2016. The new update being published in 2023 includes additions/changes/updates suggested by the IGSHPA Standards Committee, as well as a lot of new content. Some of the additions include Energy Foundation/Piles, Waste Water Energy Transfer (also called Sewer Waste Heat Recovery), District Geothermal Systems, new piping materials, and updates to heat transfer fluids. The IGSHPA 2017 Standards will be sunset when this new edition is published. It is important for industry stakeholders to be familiar with C448. This standard can easily be adopted by local jurisdictions for geothermal systems throughout North America.

2:15pm      Exhibit Hall – Follow up with Exhibitors before closing time of 3:00pm

3:00pm      IGSHPA Annual Conference Wraps Up (Thank You!)

 Commercial Track

8:00am      Optimization of Vertical Ground Heat Exchanger Design

Speaker:          Norbert Pepka, Affiliated Engineers

Abstract:          A key element of a successful ground source heat pump (GSHP) installation is a well-designed ground heat exchanger (GHX). Many times, rules of thumb or common mechanical design standards are applied uniformly across various design scenarios for both residential and commercial system. This may result in inefficient design and overall poor GHX performance. There are many parameters that affect a successful design. In a design phase of a vertical ground heat exchanger much importance is given to the vertical borehole itself and most of the time the lateral piping design is overlooked. This approach may compromise the energy efficiency and performance of the whole GSHP system especially with long lateral piping runs. Therefore, various aspects of a GHX design are discussed including bore hole spacing, bore diameter, bore depth, pipe size and material, number of circuits (U-bends), short circuiting due to various pipe lengths, together with best practices related to lateral piping being an integral part of a successful GSHP design and installation.

9:00am      Best Practices for Configuring Ground Source Heat Pumps for Net Zero Energy Buildings

Speaker:          Albert Wallace, Energy Environmental Corp

Abstract:         Truly sustainable commercial buildings reduce the energy use and carbon footprint for heating and cooling which represents 40% of the total energy use in the United States. In the past 10 years, substantial progress has been made to configure GSHPs appropriately with high mass hydronic cooling and heating systems to achieve net zero performance in dozens of commercial buildings. While traditional energy efficiency metrics focus on the coefficient of performance (COP) of a particular appliance, these net zero energy buildings have proven that the configuration and control of the installed systems has a far greater impact on overall building performance than heat pump COP. Specifying high mass building structures, separating heating and cooling from ventilation, configuring water-to-water heat pumps to double their COP, and using advanced controls based on historical and real time climate data are critical elements to achieve net zero performance. This presentation discloses the best practices to achieve these performance goals using a proven architecture implemented in the past several years in a number of large commercial installations. The presenter is an expert in these technologies with certifications as a CGD, CEM, LEED AP, and is an ASHRAE member with professional degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture. He has been awarded five U.S. patents for these net zero energy technologies.

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    GEO Exchange Potential for Industrial Electrification

Speaker:         Andy LaFerriere, Salas O’Brien

Abstract:         The effectiveness of geo exchange technology has been established at scales ranging from single family houses to corporate and university campuses as large as 8 million square feet, and settings as varied at rural greenfields and urban substructures, integrated within highrise tower structural piles. This session reveals the versatility of geo exchange strategies applied to functionally intensive industrial facility electrification projects. Case studies include an auto manufacturer’s 6 million GSF research and development facilities and a 2.2 million square foot production campus of a Fortune 100 household consumer chemicals company.

11:15am    ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 Updates for 2023 Edition

Speaker:          Jeff Hammond, IGSHPA / CSA TC423 Chair

Abstract:         Consistency of design and installation is extremely important to the growth of the industry. One of the best methods for providing consistency is the use of a standard throughout North America. ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 has been in use in Canada since 1992 and has been a bi-national (U.S./Canada) standard since 2016. The new update being published in 2023 includes additions/changes/updates suggested by the IGSHPA Standards Committee, as well as a lot of new content. Some of the additions include Energy Foundation/Piles, Waste Water Energy Transfer (also called Sewer Waste Heat Recovery), District Geothermal Systems, new piping materials, and updates to heat transfer fluids. The IGSHPA 2017 Standards will be sunset when this new edition is published. It is important for industry stakeholders to be familiar with C448. This standard can easily be adopted by local jurisdictions for geothermal systems throughout North America.

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      Bridging The Gap to Net Zero Buildings with Minimal Carbon Imprint

Speaker:          Michael Albertson, WaterFurnace International

Abstract:         We will identify Thermal Diversity opportunities in Buildings/Campuses/Communities and present how to efficiently capture and re-distribute excess thermal energy with heat recovery and simultaneous heating/cooling and water heating technologies.

2:15pm      Exhibit Hall – Follow up with Exhibitors before closing time of 3:00pm

3:00pm      IGSHPA Annual Conference Wraps Up (Thank You!)

 Loop Installer Track

8:00am      Importance of Selecting the Right Thermally Enhanced

Speaker:          Tyler Harbeck, GeoPro Inc.

Abstract:         The presentation will briefly define why to grout, how to grout, and the criteria of a high quality grouting product. It will provide insight into the different types of geothermal grouting products available and the important characteristics of each that impact system design/performance. Design scenarios will be used to provide an in-depth look at how density, material cost, and thermal conductivity all impact the “arbitrary” selection of grout in geothermal system design. The presentation will close with a summary using finite element analysis to compare the impact that thermal enhanced grout has on bore resistance in single, double, and quadruple u-bend configurations.

9:00am      Angled Drilling

Speaker:          Stan Reitsma, Geosource

Abstract:         Angled drilling for installation of geothermal systems can enable the installation of significant geothermal capacity in a small surface area, an area as much as an order of magnitude smaller than would be required for vertical heat exchangers only.  This makes the use of angled drilling particularly applicable to retrofit of buildings in areas of higher infrastructure density, with placement of geothermal infrastructure to avoid building structures, green space/landscaping, and other near surface or surface infrastructure.  In some cases angled holes are used to reduce overall construction cost or improve construction schedule. Examples of completed and future geothermal systems using angled holes are presented to show the flexibility that angled geothermal heat exchanger solutions provides.  Some design considerations are provided such as how to spread out boreholes effectively and when to consider using angled holes.  The presentation will also discuss how to accurately position rigs and why that is important.  A discussion on analysis of angled geothermal heat exchangers and how these fields behave will also be provided which ties into the discussion related to ongoing research and development.

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Job Site Coordination for Successful Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Installations

Speaker:          Steve McGowan & Jeff Corey, Ground Loop Solutions

Abstract:        There are several things to take into consideration when installing a ground loop heat exchange whether it is a residential or commercial application, as the two are very different from each other. Based upon the presenter’s experience and “lessons learned”, this presentation will focus on the importance of planning for the many aspects involved in drilling, trenching, flushing/purging, hydrostatic pressure testing, creating an accurate site survey, and coordinating the various aspects of the installation from start to finish.

11:15am    The Importance of Field Testing

Speaker:          Dan Sergison, Endurant Energy

Abstract:          In the constantly-growing heat pump industry, a lot of focus has been placed on heat pumps themselves, rightfully so. However, an equally-important aspect of ground source heat pump system design has been increasingly overlooked: site-specific field-testing. While heat pumps can operate in an array of impressive conditions, the thermal and geologic conditions at a site provide the source and sink for those heat pumps. Understanding the dynamics between the heat pump and the ground is imperative to providing sound designs, from time and cost estimation for construction, through the entire life of the system. While researching the thermal and geologic conditions is important, acquiring actual field data adds immeasurable value to the overall ground source heat pump project. This presentation will explain the importance of gathering field data, what it can help to avoid and how it can impact geothermal heat pump projects.

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      Water & Graphite – A Geothermal Game Changer

Speaker:           Todd Tannehill, CETCO / Minerals Technologies

Abstract:          This presentation reviews the effect on volume of water in the geothermal grout mix. While sand was very forgiving of water amounts, the emerging graphite replacement is less tolerant and can greatly skew expected thermal conductivity results. This presentations explores the reasons and some solutions for ensuring that batches are consistent.

2:15pm      Exhibit Hall – Follow up with Exhibitors before closing time of 3:00pm

3:00pm      IGSHPA Annual Conference Wraps Up (Thank You!)

 Research Track

8:00am      Research Track Session #7: Systems and Case Studies

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Matt Mitchell

  1. A technical and economic evaluation of a ground source heat pump with thermal and battery energy storage systems for residential dwellings in Quebec (Authors: Eslami-Nejad, P. , S. Kimiaei, S. Kazemi-Ranjbar; Presenter: Parham Eslami-Nejad)
  2. Investigation of Design and Control Strategies for Combining Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Solar Modules with Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems: Case Example for Net Zero Building in a Moderately Cold Climate (Authors: Almoatham, S., A. Chiasson, R. Mulford,M. Moreno-Pena, C. Yavuzturk, R. Revankar, S. Hamstra, M. Zender, S. Melink; Presenter: Sulaiman Almoatham)
  3. The Characterization of Helical Steel Pile Performance Under Varying Soil Conditions (Authors: Henry-Mathieu, K., S. Antoun, S. Dworkin; Presenter: Krystal Julia Henry-Mathieu)
  4. Experimental Performance Analysis of a Dual Source Heat Pump Integrated with Thermal Energy Storage (Authors: Liu, X., L. Wang, B. Shen, X. Liu, A. Gehl, L. Shi, M. Qu; Presenter: Xiaobing Liu)

10:00am    Break (through 10:15am)

10:15am    Research Track Session #8: Controls and Analytics

This two-hour session will feature four 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Jasmin Raymond

  1. Long-term sustainable operation of hybrid geothermal systems through optimal control (Authors: Cupeiro Figueroa, I., L. Helsen; Presenter: Iago Cupeiro Figueroa)
  2. A control strategy evaluation framework for Ground Source Heat Pumps using Standing Column Wells (Authors: Tonellato, G., M. Kummert, J. Candanedo, G. Beaudry, P. Pasquier; Presenter: Giulio Tonellato)
  3. Machine-learning-based models for predicting the performance of Ground-source heat pumps using experimental data from a residential Smart Home in California (Authors: Najib, A., A. Hussain, S.Krishnamoorthy; Presenter: Sreenidhi Krishnamoorthy)
  4. An open library of g-functions for 34,321 configurations (Authors: Spitler J., T. West, X. Liu, I. Borshon; Presenter: Timothy West)

12:15pm    On your own for lunch (until 1:15pm)

1:15pm      Research Track Session #9: Design Tools

This one-hour session will feature two 30 minute sessions of research paper presentations. Research papers include topics that were submitted by researchers from all over the world and reviewed by the IGSHPA International Scientific Committee.

Session Chair: Parham Eslami-Nejad

  1. Novel tool and guidelines for ground source heat pumps in densely populated areas: a Swedish project. (Authors: Fascì, M. L., Eriksson; Presenter: Maria Letizia Fascì)
  2. Development of a Web-based Screening Tool for Ground Source Heat Pump Applications (Authors: Liu X., J. Degraw, M. Malhotra, W. Forman, M. Adams, G. Accawi, B. Brass, N. Kunwar, J. New, J. Guo; Presenter: Xiaobing Liu)

2:15pm      Exhibit Hall – Follow up with Exhibitors before closing time of 3:00pm

3:00pm      IGSHPA Annual Conference Wraps Up (Thank You!)