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Certified GeoExchange Designer Plus - IGSHPA  Online Course

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Dates: Quarterly
Time:  19:00 - 21:00 CT
(During CDT GMT-5; During CST GMT-6)
Location: Online

Instructors: Ed Lohrenz

10 Week - (20 Hour)  Course:

Become a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) with training brought to you through the combined efforts of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). As an architect or engineer, you have specific questions about GSHP systems that you want answered. IGSHPA has designed a program to offer advanced training towards certification as a GeoExchange Designer (CGD). From an introduction to the technology to a complete review of the design process, participants learn the specific information they need to know. IGSHPA has entered into a cooperative endeavor with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC) to provide training for the Certified GeoExchange Designer Program.

The IGSHPA Exam is administered by AEE at a proctored center in your area. The AEE Accreditation generally takes up to 60 days from the passage of the test AND submission of the AEE Application.

Summary of Topics:

  • Introduction to Commercial Geothermal System Design

  • Feasibility of Geothermal System

    • Energy Modeling

    • Mechanical System

    • Site Geology

    • Preliminary Ground Heat Exchanger Model

    • Economics

  • Confirmation of Feasibility (TC Testing)

  • System Design

  • Ground Heat Exchanger Design

  • Mechanical Systems Design

  • Specifications and Documentation

  • Design Implementation

    • Construction

    • Quality Assurance / Quality Control

    • Commissioning / Owner Training  

Complete Course Outline and Prerequisites

CGD Application

For complete information regarding this course, please download the full course outline.  This course does NOT include the final application process with the AEE.  The outline includes a desription of the application process and the prerequisites.

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