Sign up now — CEUs available for engineers, loop installers and BPI


4th annual Illinois Geothermal Conference 

Doubletree Hotel/Conference Ctr., Bloomington      March 10-12, 2014

CEUs available for BPI, engineers and loop installers

Bloomington, IL is the Geothermal place to be on March 10-12. Register now for the lowest registration price for the fourth annual Illinois Geothermal Conference in Bloomington.

Things start Monday morning, March 10, with a pre-conference seminar on proper HVAC/geothermal system sizing and duct sizing and design. Jerry Faw of Adtek is the primary instructor. Joining Jerry will be Brian Kumer of Thermal Imaging Systems, who will cover duct pressure testing and the Illinois energy code requirements on ducting, and Jeff Hurst of Connor Co./ClimateMaster.

Registration on March 10 begins at 9 am, with training starting at 10 am.

Then you will want to join with vendors, GAOI leaders and friends on the trade show floor for a reception following the seminar.

The conference kicks off Tuesday morning with registration opening at 8 and the trade show at 9 am. The conference officially starts at 10, with more than 30 concurrent sessions following over the next two days. There is training in four tracks for geo dealers/contractors, engineer/architects, loop installers and utility representatives.

Some of the speakers include:

Steve Smith, Enertech Geothermal

Fred Newell, Water Furnace International

Richard Hiles, ClimateMaster Geothermal

Kevin Christensen, Palmer Bit Co.

Doug Dougherty, Geothermal Exchange Organization

Jeff Hammond, Geo-Flo

Sam Flannery, Building Science Academy

Paul Bony, ClimateMaster Geothermal

Ed Lohrenz, GEOoptimize

David Heinrich, Thermal Dynamics Inc.

Jim Piasecki, CETCO

Kirk Mescher, CM Engineering

Dan Couillard, GI Energy

Matt Slager, Hanson Professional Services

The Illinois loop installer certification exam will be given during the conference, following a review session.

In addition, the GAOI accreditation exams will be given on Wednesday afternoon, after the conference concludes.

Here are all the links you’ll need for the conference.

  • To become a Member visit the GAOI website and click “Become a Member.”

  • Sponsor, Booth & Attendee registration is available now, click here.

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Location: Doubletree Hotel, Bloomington, IL

Hotel Accommodations: A housing block is now open for reservations. To reserve a room at $85 per night (including a full, hot breakfast) call the Doubletree at (309) 664-6446. Ask for a room in the “geothermal” room block to get this rate.

For more information, please contact John Freitag at (217-241-7973) or (217-971-3533).