November 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Calling all HVAC industry professionals and technicians as well as people in sales, design, application, and installation of air systems.
Learn Efficient Ductwork Design in a Day.
Learn more about this training at the link below
October 3, 2023 – Basic Troubleshooting Geothermal: Basic Troubleshooting covers many introductory and refresher topics to prepare a technician to perform diagnostics on our equipment. This course covers loop types, basic geothermal heat pump principles, and the refrigeration cycle. The course also includes how to troubleshoot a geothermal heat pump from the water and refrigeration systems, leak detection, TXV diagnosis, reversing valves, and other water source heat pump components. Basic component replacement is discussed, as well as controls and air and water-side analysis. This one day class is the perfect course for a new technician or a seasoned technician looking to brush up on skills. REGISTER: https://Basic_Troubleshooting_Geo_Training_Oct3.eventbrite.com
October 4, 2023 – Flow Centers Application, Installation & Diagnostics: This one day module will cover the basics of flow center selection and sizing with GDS pressure drop calculator demonstration, basic installation practices, troubleshooting, pump slaving, impact of water quality on pump life and warranty. This class also includes flushing of both pressurized and non-pressurized flow centers as well as antifreeze selection and safety practices. REGISTER: https://Flow_Centers_Application_Installation_Diagnostics.eventbrite.com
Instructor Bio – Jay A. Hammond, WaterFurnace
Jay Hammond has been in the geothermal heating and cooling industry for well over 30 years. Jay started his career literally “in the trenches” installing loop systems for a contractor, later moving to installation and service for various HVAC/R systems. He has been employed by two major geothermal heat pump manufacturers in positions including Field Technical Service Advisor, National Training Manager, and National Accounts Manager. He also has been employed by a large geothermal contractor and has experience with consumer sales and all other aspects of contracting. Mr. Hammond is currently Training Manager for WaterFurnace, International. He believes that training is paramount to successful geothermal systems and satisfied customers. Mr. Hammond has had many published papers and articles and has been invited to speak at various trade conventions and assemblies. Mr. Hammond is also listed as inventor for a geothermal heat pump system patent.
Mr. Hammond is a NATE Instructor and Proctor, IGSHPA Instructor, a NCCER Level 1-4 HVAC Instructor, and is certified as an instructor with various other organizations and State authorities. In his spare time, Mr. Hammond is an NRA Certified Instructor and coaches youth firearms teams.
SEI would like to remind our members to celebrate World Geothermal Day on October 17, 2023!
World Geothermal Energy Day is October 17, Annually
- Showcasing Geothermal Success around the Globe
- People engaging together with ideas, interaction, commemoration, recognition and education.
- A celebration of geothermal and the people who make it happen.
- Highlighting the environmentally friendly benefits of renewable geothermal energy, worldwide.
- Renewable, reimagined, re-engineered; a net-zero carbon system.
On October 17th, consider:
1) Commissioning and starting up your new Geothermal System on World Geothermal Energy Day for maximum media attention.
2) Sign your new deal for a Geothermal Installation on World Geothermal Energy Day for maximum social media outreach.
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THE LATEST NEWS IN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Praises Eavor’s Technology
Alberta Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Rebecca Schulz promotes Eavor-Loop™ technology in Germany
Startups Are Shaking Up Geothermal Power’s Prospects
How the Salton Sea could supply enough lithium to meet total U.S. demand
Geothermal Coming of Age: A Short History
Drilling starts for the first commercial Eavor-Loop in Geretsried, Germany
Advancing Geothermal Energy
Who are we?
ELECTRIC POWER and ENERGY TRENDS
Eavor Loop visit | Scholz pledges 10 times more geothermal heating by 2030
Eavor signs agreement for Eavor-Loop geothermal project in Northern California
Eavor Technology reports validation of its Eavor-loop scalable geothermal technology
UPCOMING EVENTS (please let us know of any upcoming events that we should share)
World Geothermal Congress 2023 September 14 to 23
Geothermal Rising Conference 1-4 October 2023 in Reno, Nevada.
IGSHPA Annual Conference December 5 – 7, 2023 Las Vegas, Nevada Convention Center.
2023 is also NGWA’s 75th anniversary.
SEI and PA Geo are planning a loop training course that will be held in Exton at CCEDC. Register and learn more https://ghsptraining.eventbrite.com
Carl Robins of WaterFurnace International will instruct the three-day comprehensive Installation Workshops are designed for GSHP installers, contractors, dealers, home builders, manufacturers, distributors, architects, heating cooling mechanical engineers, trenching/water well drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.
Learn more and REGISTER for the course being held virtually on December 1 at 8:30 a.m. – GSHP Systems and Energy Modeling to Minimize Size and Cost of a GHX
The 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.
Learn more and REGISTER
SEI has training grant dollars to partially reimburse companies for training their employees for courses that are scheduled from January 1, 2021 – June 15, 2021. Go to https://smartenergypa.org/initiatives/training-funds/ to find out more.
SEI has a commercial that has been on rotation with Comcast! View it HERE!
See the VISTA.TODAY article about PA Geo! The group meets at CCEDC.