Related Program

Ground Source Heat Pumps

December 1, 2021
8:30 – 9:45 AM
via Zoom
Registration is not required
Event Cost: 


Smart Energy Initiative will host a virtual training opportunity for architects, designers, developers & contractors on why they should consider a GSHP system for an upcoming commercial project. Key topics include designing the most effective, and operationally costs saving system. Specifically, this presentation demonstrates the impact of changes to a building and/or mechanical system can have on the size and performance of a GSHP system and how energy modeling can be used to minimize the size and cost of a GHX while ensuring long-term, efficient operation.

This live Zoom program will provide detailed information on the benefits of planning their projects with Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems as the prime source of atmosphere control in their projects.

As more and more communities and municipalities implement “Climate” goals and regulations, Geothermal will often be a part of the solution. Geothermal not only proves to be one of the most economical heating and cooling systems operationally (Costs to run) but also in getting initial financing. This program will also offer numerous project examples and case studies.

Employees of Pennsylvania will also learn about Cash grants available to take formal courses from IGSHPA, earning certifications that are in the process of being revised. Professionals needing continuing credits for their existing certifications may also be eligible for grants covering up to 50% of the courses that you need to take.

Our featured instructor, Ed Lorenz is the Principal of GeoOptimize and the instructor for the IGSHPA’s CGD (Certified Geothermal Designer) course, the highest level of certification that the IGSHPA offers. He consults with utilities, institutions, government entities, and commercial institutions regarding the benefits of and the design of major geothermal systems.

Questions? Contact Jim Lauckner, Senior Project Consultant [email protected]. 

For more information, please contact:
Smart Energy Initiative of Southeastern PA (SEI)