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July 30, 2015 | Geothermal Industry | Association News | Geothermal News

2015 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo

This will be hosted in Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 7-8. Exhibitors are encouraged to act fast as only 24 booth spaces remain! Exhibitors can begin reserving their booths today by calling 800-626-4747. To learn more about the conference and to register to attend, please visit us online.

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Upcoming Conference Training Opportunities

All IGSHPA training opportunities will be available at the 2015 Technical Conference and Expo. Class registrations for courses during the conference come with certain discounts. More information and registration can be found here.

Geo Outlook

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This quarters GeoOutlook has been published and sent out, please contact IGSHPA at 1-800-626-4747 or (405) 744-5175 if you have not received yours.
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GEO Inspectors Course

This year in Kansas City IGSHPA is excited to be rolling out its brand new accreditation and training course- the Geo Inspector Workshop. Inspector accreditation will empower code enforcing agents as well as other HVAC, utility, and ground-source industry professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to perform on-site inspections and system tests, both during and after the installation process. These inspections will allow professionals to ensure total end-user satisfaction, long-term equipment effectiveness, and code compliance. The course foundation will be built around IGSHPA, ASHRAE, and NGWA guidelines for ground-source systems as well as in-depth study of local and state ground-source codes. In addition, the course will expand to cover proper design and installation on outside heat exchange configurations and loop field layout. Heat fusion and antifreeze solutions system startup will also be included in this workshop. The course concludes with training on sample inspection checklists and forms, so that participants can gain first-hand experience completing the documentation of a ground-source system inspection. Read more

Web-Based Commercial Geothermal Design Software Released

Geo-Connections, Inc. has announced the official release of their software, LoopLink PRO. This is a subscription format, web-based program that enables subscribers to design and size geothermal ground heat exchangers for commercial spaces. The software features online collaboration between teammates, a drag-and-drop interface, loop design calculations, and reporting features that make sharing details with clients simple and effective.
IGSHPA members receive a special discount. More info can be found online at

India GSHP Industry Stakeholders Meeting

The India chapter of IGSHPA hosted a high-level GSHP industry stakeholders meeting in New Delhi, India on June 19th 2015. The meeting served to bring together representatives from both the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges to GSHP industry expansion in India, as well as to discuss the Indian government’s role in the growth of the industry on a national scale. An MOU of partnership was signed between IGSHPA – India, the ASHRAE India chapter, the India Green Building Council, and the India Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Upendra Tripathy, the secretary of the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Industry. Meeting participants included representatives from several governmental ministries, professional associations, utilities, and equipment manufacturers/dealers. Read more

Geothermal News

Strategic relationship formed to target geothermal technology

With aspirations of increasing geothermal technology across Oklahoma, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) and Geo-Energy Services (GES) recently formed a strategic relationship for the development of a proactive marketing program. This alliance should satisfy some cost-justification gaps for individual cooperatives, with “shared” services as the primary premise. Read more

Senators Offer Tax Credit Extension Bill

July 14 - Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and co-sponsors Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Dianne Feinstein (C-CA), Cory Booker (C-NJ), Al Franken (D-MN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced legislation to extend the Sec. 25D Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit for five years beyond its sunset date of Dec. 31, 2016.The tax credit applies to residential rooftop solar systems, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and small wind turbines, but is set to expire at the end of 2016. ( Source: GEO July 2015Newsletter)

Call for Papers: ASHRAE 2016

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently announced a Call for Papers for its 2016 Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, on June 25-29, 2016, at the America’s Center Convention Complex and Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. Conference papers can be submitted either as Abstracts or Full Technical Papers, both due Sept. 14, 2015. Upon acceptance, Final Papers will be due Jan. 4, 2016. Click here for more conference information and to submit an abstract or a technical paper. (ASHRAE)

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