IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo

October 3-4, 2012



Conference Program

Wednesday, October 3
 
7:30 AM
Registration Opens
8:00 AM
Meeting Rooms 136-139
Opening Session - Welcoming Remarks
 
Introductions & IGSHPA Membership/Training Updates
Dr. Jim Bose, IGSHPA, Executive Director; Jack Henrich, IGSHPA Advisory Council Chair; Jack DiEnna, IGSHPA Marketing & Membership Committee, Co-Chair; Chris Smith, IGSHPA, Marketing & Membership Committee, Co-Chair
 
Keynote Presentation
Michael Mansuetti, president, Robert Bosch LLC
10:00 AM
BREAK
10:30 AM
Meeting Rooms 136-139
 
DOE Project Status DOE Certification Standard for GSHP Installation Personnel
John Kelly, Moderator; Dr. Jim Bose, IGSHPA; Dr. Xioabing Liu, Oak Ridge National Labarotory; Kevin McCray, NGWA; Lisa Meline, Meline Engineering; Ted Striplin, McElory Manufacturing
12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall J
LUNCH
1:30 PM
Session A: Manufacturers
 
Reinventing Energy Efficiency with System Integration
Nishant Saxena, Bosch Thermotechnology
Geothermal Vaults for Commercial Applications
Jennifer Schneider & Sukhi Dhillon, KWH Pipe
1:30 PM
Session B: Drillers Forum
 
Drill Rig Health & Safety
Zachary Ball, Schramm, Inc.
An Innovative Air-Rotary Drilling Technology
That lets You Drill Right Through Caving Overburden
Todd Giddings, Ph.D., P.G., Todd Giddings & Associates, Inc.
1:30 PM
Session C: Marketing
 
GHPsRUS Project - A Progress Report
Liz Battocletti, Bob Lawrence & Associates, Inc.
William E. Glassley, University of California
How to Sell Geothermal in a Tough Market
Jared Horn, Geo-Connections, Inc.
1:30 PM
Session D: OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Course
3:00 PM
BREAK
3:30 PM
Session A: Manufacturers
Meeting Rooms 133
 
Life After 2016
Jay Hammond,GeoMaster LLC/Geo Excel
Modine
3:30 PM
Session B: Drillers Forum
 
Making Ground Loops Attractive
Dominick Durbin, Durbin Enterprises, Inc.
State Regulation Oversight of Ground Source Heat Pump
Installations: A United States of America Database
Kevin McCray, National Ground Water Association
3:30 PM
Session C: Marketing
 
Economic Impact & Job Creation Potential of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Don Penn, Don Penn Consulting Engineer/IEG Ltd.
Oklahoma GSHP Education Initiative
Jim Bullington, Oklahoma Dept. of CareerTech
4:00 PM
EXHIBIT HALL CLOSED
5:00 PM
Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 4
 
8:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Opens to Public
8:00 AM
Session A: Product Showcase
 
8:00-8:20 GeoSystems: Easy to Sell, Install and Service
8:20-8:40 Decagon
8:40-9:00 AlturnaMATS, Ground Protection Mats
9:00-9:20 AWEB
9:20-9:40 BARD Manufacturing Company: Less SKU's, More Solutions
9:40-10:00 TEVA
8:00 AM
Session B: Informative Updates
 
Insitu Thermal Response Test on Various
Borehole Configurations
Rick Beier, Oklahoma State University
Performance of GSHP Systems Using Emerging Vertical Closed-Loop Ground Heat Exchangers
Xioabing Liu, Oak Ridge National Lab
8:00 AM
Session C: Technical & Innovations
 
Conserving Clean Potable Water for Life
Alan Watts, AWEB Supply Co., Inc.
NovaThermal Energy: Wastewater Geothermal Systems
Elinor Haider, NovaThermal Energy
Hot Climate Ground Source HP Systems?
Steve Hamstra, Greensleeves LLC
GEO/TES - Geothermal Systems and Thermal Energy Storage
Ed Lohrenz, Geo-Xergy Systems, Inc.
8:00 AM
Session D: Marketing
 
MediaMark Spotlight: Marketing in the 21st Century
Gina Ferraro, MediaMark
Energy Tax Savers
Charles Goulding, Energy Tax Savers, Inc.
10:00 AM
BREAK
10:30 AM
Session A: Product Showcase
 
10:30-10:50 Versa Profiles
10:50-11:10 Limnion
11:10-11:30 Baroid (Haliburton)
11:30-12:00 GEFCO
10:30 AM
Session B: Informative Updates
 
Keeping Clients Happy...... And The Lawyers at Bay
Kirk Mescher, CM Engineering, Inc
The Importance of Grouting Thermal Conductivity in Loopfield Design
Ryan Carda, Geo-Connections, Inc.
Long-Term Commercial GSHP Performance
Steve Kavanaugh, University of Alabama
10:30 AM
Session C: Technical & Innovations
 
Central Ground Source System Design & Control
Mick Schwedler, Trane
Sustainable Utilities Using Geoexchange Technology
Lisa Meline, Meline Engineering Corp.
Benchmarking & Fine Tuning High Performance Hybrid GX Schools in Las Vegas (Validation and Retro-commissioning
Cary Smith, Sound Geothermal
10:30 AM
Session D: Marketing
 
Positioning: from the Tulsa Vision to Indianapolis Strategies
Garen Ewbank, Ewbank Geo Testing, LLC
Geothermal for Kidz
Peter Tavino, Peter J. Tavino, Jr. PE PC
Geothermal Playbook
Jack Dienna, Geothermal National & International Initiative
12:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM
Session A: Product Showcase
 
1:00-1:20 Purge Rite
1:20-1:40 Major Geothermal
1:40-2:00 Thermal Dynamics
1:00 PM
Session B: Informative Updates
 
How The Buck Institute Turned to Geothermal Heat Pumps for Significant Savings on Energy usage, Water Usage, and Carbon Footprint Reduction
Phil Rawlings, Trison Construction, Inc.
GSHP Application in Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Shawn Xu, University of Missouri, Columbia
1:00 PM
Session C: Technical & Innovations
 
Hyperloop Case Studies & Practical Applications
Harry Gordon, TEVA Energy LLC
Hydrogeologic Guidelines for Large Scale GHP Systems
Nina Baird, Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics Carnegie Mellon University & Kevin McCray, National Ground Water Association
1:00 PM
Session D: Marketing
 
Department of Energy GSHP R&D Roadmap Findings and Discussion
Matt Guernsey, Navagant Consulting, Inc.
2:00 PM
Closing Break & Prize Drawing
EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES AT 3:00 p.m.