The course will use IGSHPA’s “Residential and Light Commercial Design and Installation Manual”, and is taught by the author, Ryan Carda P.E.
LoopLink RLC, an online geothermal design tool, will be used heavily in the class and the course comes with a 1-year license for the software. LoopLink RLC Certification is earned by successfully completing the final design problem and is valid for three years. Each week students will have a reading lesson, a homework assignment (usually a design that you have to do on your own), and discussion with the instructor and other students.
Enroll in Geothermal Designer Boot Camp + LoopLink RLC Certification and earn 20 P.E. professional development hours and 2 IGSHPA CEU Points!
About instructor Ryan Carda, P.E. – President, Geo-Connections, Inc.
Ryan Carda, P.E. is a Mechanical Engineer at Geo Pro, Inc. and is a co-founder of Geo-Connections, Inc. (creators of LoopLink Geothermal design software). He is a co-author of “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Systems”, developed in cooperation with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). He has been involved in the ground source heat pump industry since 2006. His involvement in the industry has included training hundreds of students, as well as hands on experience designing, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting of all types of geothermal systems. Ryan graduated with his Master of Science degree in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006. Ryan enjoys instructing newcomers to the industry in hopes that they leave sharing his enthusiasm for geothermal technology. His main goal is to help promote and build confidence in ground source heat pumps through education in order to help it become a main-stream technology.