3 Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) System Design Questions

Expert Instructor Ryan Carda discusses vertical boring systems, horizontal ground loops and Energy Recovery Ventilator ducting on the IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD Plus) Training discussion board…
Student 1: Would you say that the addition costs associated with vertical boring are greater than the cost of extra piping necessary for a horizontal system?

Ryan Carda: To a point – HDPE pipe itself is […]

Improving Accuracy with Ground Loop Design Flow

Improving Accuracy with Ground Loop Design Flow
Proper geothermal heat exchanger design is not a simple matter.

The following piece was written by Doug Carruthers of Geo-Connections, Inc.
Systems, especially big commercial systems, have a lot of moving parts and the chassis onto which they are all strapped is flow.

Flow through the coil, flow through the ground loop, […]

Online Geothermal Designer Boot Camp + LoopLink RLC Certification

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 […]