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Monthly Archives: November 2011

2013 – Booth Registration for Illinois Geothermal Conference

Tuesday March 12, 2013 – Wednesday March 13, 2013 1 Gateway Drive Map and Directions | Register Description: Important things for Exhibitors to know: Conference Gold Sponsors receive a 25% discount on booth registration.  Not a Gold Sponsor? Click Here.  Gold sponsors recieve a confirmation email with a promo code — type in that code […]

Posted November 16th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Save the date – Second Illinois Geothermal Conference, February 28-29, 2012

The Peoria Civic Center will be home to the second annual Illinois Geothermal Conference on February 28-29, 2012. The best and brightest in the geothermal heat pump industry will be in Peoria in late February for the conference. Save the date now. Complete conference registration, sponsorship and exhibition information will be available electronically on December […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Enertech announces Swedish investor, NIBE Industrier AB

NIBE Industrier AB has acquired a 10% share in Enertech Global, LLC. NIBE, which was established in 1952, has more than 8,000 employees, and conducts business in Europe, North America and Asia. Operations are organized around three business areas – NIBE Element, NIBE Energy Systems and NIBE Stoves. As one of the largest geothermal heat […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Four GAOI members named to IDPH Closed Loop Certification Board

Six geothermal professionals, including four members of the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (three of them GAOI board members) have been appointed to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Closed Loop Well Contractors Certification Board. The group includes: *Dominique Durbin of Durbin Geothermal, Farina, and vice president of the GAOI board of directors; *Lonny Hoover of […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

IGSHPA Installer Certification Course Nov. 15-17 in Cincinnati

Geo-Tec Co. will lead the IGSHPA Accredited Installer course November 15-17 in Cincinnati. The course is available to anyone in the geothermal heat pump industry. The course will conclude with the certification exam on Thursday, November 17. The workshop will be held at 2-J Supply Co., Cincinnati. The course fee is $975 per person and […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

The ‘V’ in HVAC: design and control of ventilation systems

Ventilation is critical for making a building safe and comfortable. This full-day seminar will begin with a discussion of ventilation fundamentals, the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1, and an overview of the various types of ventilation systems. Then we will dig deeper into energy-saving ventilation strategies, such as demand-controlled ventilation and exhaust-air energy recovery. Finally, […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Growing Use of Geothermal Heat Pumps Will Enable Electricity Load-Balancing and Energy Management

Because the Earth maintains a constant temperature just 10 feet below the surface, systems that use shallow heat to control building temperatures above ground represent an easily accessible resource that can be deployed almost anywhere in the world. While the use of geothermal heat pumps and other forms of direct-use geothermal applications still make up […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

Geothermal system means no oil or gas bills for winter heating

From the Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN By John Myers At a time of year when most of us cringe at the thought of writing big checks for home heating bills, forgive Harold Hanson for smiling. Hanson and his wife, Julie, installed a new furnace and air conditioning system last week that will keep their […]

Posted November 8th, 2011 by JohnFreitag