Large Geothermal Systems Workshop and Open House

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Memorial City Hall

24 South Street

Auburn, NY 13021

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Learn about large geothermal systems from the experts. Auburn Memorial City Hall was the first geothermal City Hall in the state in 2003!

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This HeatSmart CNY workshop event is designed especially for architects, engineers, HVAC contractors, municipalities, commercial building owners, and multi-family dwelling developers. Come learn how incorporating a geothermal heat pump system into your new or existing commercial building or multi-family development project is becoming an increasingly popular option. Geothermal heat pumps are eco-friendly, they provide a comfortable, reliable heat for your tenants and employees, and the economic benefits of heat pumps mean your building will have low operating costs for decades.

Opportunities for federal, state and utility funding for undertaking energy efficiency measures and integrating renewable energy technologies in commercial and municipal facilities will also be discussed.

Schedule

4 - 6 PM: Presentations and Q&A

  • The Engineering Perspective - How to Design an HVAC System Worthy of being called Geothermal with John Manning, PE
  • Advanced Geo Systems Design for Multifamily Buildings - Jens Ponikau
  • Geothermal incentives, FlexTech, and other NYSERDA programs - Scott Smith
  • Large Geo Systems Operations & Maintenance - Bill Lupien, PE

6 -7 PM: Tour of Auburn Memorial City Hall

Presenters

John D. Manning, PE has engaged in every aspect of heat pump design, marketing, application and system design. As founder of Earth Sensitive Solutions, LLC he has contributed to the successful application of geothermal heat pump technology from Port Augusta, Australia to Auburn, NY. Currently, he supports hundreds of geothermal contractors through Phoenix Energy Supply and Earth Sensitive Solutions.

Jens Ponikau is the co-owner of Buffalo Geothermal Heating, a geo design and installation firm that installs between 90-100 systems per year in Western NY. He is an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) accredited geothermal installer and geoexchange designer with a doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

William Lupien, PE superintendent of engineering services for the City of Auburn, will talk about his experience as the end-user/building operator for the geothermal system installed in Memorial City Hall in 2003.

Scott Smith, Program Manager on NYSERDA's Clean Heating and Cooling team, which develops and executes strategies to scale the renewable heating and cooling market in New York State including: ground source and air source heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass.

Continuing Education

We are pleased to partner with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate chapter to provide Continuing Education credits for this workshop. It is approved for 1.5 LU AIA CES credits. We are additionally pursuing PDH credits through ACEC.

Course Description: See above.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Reinforce a sense of urgency to electrify our heating systems.
  2. Understand the thermal inertia and design implications in a geothermal loop field.
  3. Convey the importance of using energy modeling as a design tool.
  4. Establish the value of post installation monitoring and verification of performance.

Instructional delivery methods: lecture, powerpoint presentation, tour.

Prerequisites: None

Please Register in Advance. Attendance for the workshop portion is required for AIA credits.

U.S. Green Building Council is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G325. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Lindsay Speer with HeatSmart CNY at Lindsay@HeatSmartCNY.org.

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Memorial City Hall

24 South Street

Auburn, NY 13021

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