Energizing Tomorrow: Navigating the Identification and Evaluation Processes for Successful Geothermal Projects

Join us for an enlightening panel session that delves into the pivotal role geothermal can play in commercial and network scale building decarbonization, energy consumption reduction, and climate resiliency in our communities. We will guide you through key considerations and strategies for site identification and project evaluation to enable successful ground source heat pump implementation in your projects. From the initial planning stages to project execution, learn about the critical factors and recent innovations that drive quality geothermal system design, enhanced installation processes, and optimal system performance. We will also address the workforce development necessary to enable sustained growth of the geothermal industry.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Marina 1

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C)
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how geothermal systems contribute to more sustainable and resilient communities by reducing emissions, lowering energy demands, increasing energy independence, minimizing environmental impact, and contributing to local economic stability.
  • Identify, evaluate, and prioritize projects for geothermal implementation ensuring strategic decision-making for maximum impact.
  • Describe crucial factors and technologies that underpin quality geothermal system design, installation, and performance to navigate the complexities of successful geothermal projects.
  • Outline ongoing workforce gaps in and workforce development efforts to support the geothermal industry.

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