GeoNetZero hosted an IGSHPA Accredited Installer Workshop in Meriden, CT on January 11-13, and plans to host another training session in April or May. The workshop educated and trained individuals on how geothermal works and how to install the geothermal energy equipment. IGSHPA stands for International Ground Source Heat Pump Association which sets the standard for training and education about installing Ground Source Heat Pump (geothermal) equipment. This is from the IGSHSPA website:
The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is a non-profit, member-driven organization established in 1987 to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels. Headquartered on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, IGSHPA utilizes state-of-the-art facilities for conducting GSHP system installation training and geothermal research. With its access to the most current advancements in the geothermal industry, IGSHPA is the ideal bridge between the latest technology and the people who benefit from these developments.
The purpose of the training session was to supply trainees with the IGSHPA training materials and testing. As geothermal continues to become recgonized as a cost-effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool homes and building, training sessions like these offer an opportunity for HVAC employees, and others looking to gain new skills or pursue a new career path to become qualified in this growth industry.