SASBC and HCC Presents Geothermal Seminar at the Regional High Technology Center

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  • Location: HCC Regional High Technology Center
  • Dates and times:
    • Thursday, November 12, 2009
      From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Last updated: Monday, Nov 02, 2009 at 05:51 AM

SASBC and HCC Presents Geothermal Seminar at the Regional High Technology Center: Using the “Earth” to Heat and Cool Our Homes, Businesses, Schools and Offices
               
The Southern Appalachian Sustainable Building Council (SASBC) and Haywood Community College will present a Geothermal Seminar at the Regional High Technology Center on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The event, Using the “Earth” to Heat and Cool Our Homes, Businesses, Schools and Offices, is free of charge and includes pizza and soft drinks.Water Furnace International will provide a geothermal display to view at the event. The Southern Appalachian Sustainable Building Council (SASBC) will also have a demonstration geothermal model on display.
 
With energy prices and concerns for the environment rising, energy efficient systems such as the sun (Solar Thermal & Solar PV) and the “earth” (GeoExchange) are being used for heating and cooling homes, businesses and industries. The GeoExchange systems (aka, Geothermal, ground source, water source, earth source, earth energy, GSHP) are proclaimed as the most efficient heating/cooling system when properly installed. Therefore, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) has developed training that covers all of the necessary areas of competency to ensure that an installer will be capable of entering into the loop installation with the proper knowledge and information to install these systems correctly.
 
Speaker for the seminar will be Stan Osborne, a full time faculty Instructor for Air Conditioning & Electrical Technologies at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is an authorized IGSHPA Trainer for Accredited Installer Certification and Vertical Loop Installer Certification for drillers. He is the former owner of HVAC/ELEC. Contracting Company specializing in GeoExchange systems and has unrestricted GA Licenses in Conditioned Air, Electrical, Low-Voltage, and Plumbing, as well as GA Class II & III Boiler Certification.  He is currently in the process of obtaining the NABCEP Certifications for Solar Thermal Water-Heating and Solar Photo-Voltaic and also serves on the Green Residential Building Code Task Force for the State of Georgia.
For more information on the Geothermal Seminar, please contact Deborah Porto at 828-627-4632 or <u>dporto@haywood.edu