Short Courses

Take one of these three new short courses offered before the conference to stay up-to-date on all things geothermal

Take one of these three new short courses offered before the conference to stay up-to-date on all things geothermal. These courses will be taught by industry experts with in the field experience to give you practical knowledge you can take back to your business.

This educational course is designed for architects, engineers and owners who would like to consider “open” type geothermal well systems as an alternative to closed loop geothermal that may provide options for large capacity geothermal exchange in various applications. Attendees will receive information to help them determine the potential for implementation and critical pre-requisite site conditions for open loop geothermal exchange configurations. This course is not intended to replace the need for experienced professionals in the analysis, design and implementation of open type geothermal well designs.

Who should attend?

This design course is created for engineers, architects, installers, owners and contractors.  


Open to Diffusion (Class V Thermal Exchange) and Standing Column Well (SCW)

  • General Description and Applicable Building Types
  • Pre-Requisite Site Conditions
  • Geology, Groundwater, and Due Diligence
  • Efficiency and Performance Characteristics
  • First Cost Considerations
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Well design and Exterior Piping Layout (i.e., locating the well field on the site)
  • Well Development and Testing
  • Commissioning and Start-Up
  • Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES)
  • Hybrid Configurations

RFP writing for a SCW or Class V Geothermal Exchange System  


  • Course handbook
  • Understanding Hydrogeology and its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
  • Understanding Geothermal Exchange Heating and Cooling

Class Information

Lunch and breaks on course days and conference days are included in the course registration fees. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Click here for travel and lodging information.

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This one day course will focus on grouting for vertical geothermal closed loop applications. This course will cover importance of grouting, grouting materials, thermal properties of grout materials and grout placement methods. Two expert trainers with over 40 years of combined experience will walk through the latest available grouting applications and innovations that will help ensure groundwater protection and provide optimal heat transfer for improved system performance.

The first half of the day will include presentations and second half will include introduction to latest applications and new products. Training session will end with a short site visit to a drilling site to observe grout installation process.



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The full tuition fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the confirmed workshop. The full fee will be charged if you do not attend and do not cancel the registration at least fourteen (14) daysbefore the workshop. You may designate another individual as your substitute.

Note: All courses are subject to cancellation by IGSHPA. IGSHPA will give all registrants notice in the event of a course cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date. Contact IGSHPA to verify if a course has been cancelled before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

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Last updated: October 18, 2017 15:53