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Friday, February 15 • 8:30am - 9:45am
The evolution of geothermal heating and cooling

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Geothermal heating and cooling isn't a new technology. A focus on renewable energy and energy tax credits in recent years has created this impression even though the technology dates back 50+ years. For many nations, geothermal dominates the heating and cooling market. This presentation traces the history of geothermal heat pumps, discusses misconceptions, delves into market characteristics, and provides insights into energy savings and other benefits to the consumers and the economy.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, NATE 1.25 CEHs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

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Jeffrey Beiriger

Wisconsin Geothermal Association
Jeffrey has served as the executive director of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association (WGA) for eight years. The WGA is one of several construction-related associations that he manages. He has over 30 years of experience, including plumbing-heating-cooling, geothermal, mechanical... Read More →
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Brian Urlaub

MEP Associates, LLC
Brian is the director of geothermal operations for MEP Associates where he oversees all geothermal projects. He is involved with all aspects of the projects from procurement, design, project management, and commissioning. Brian works with mechanical engineers on energy efficient designs... Read More →
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Bruce Walker

Wisconsin Well & Water Systems
Bruce Walker is the owner of Wisconsin Well & Water Systems, LLC, a water well drilling and pump installation company that also specializes in vertical geothermal drilling. Over the past several years they have been one of the leading residential drillers in the state. Bruce is currently... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am CST