IGSHPA Accredited Installer (AI) Training – LIVE from the 2021 IGSHPA Conference

Ryan Carda is teaching the IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer course live and in-person for the first time in years. Well, technically it’s a hybrid course, with the majority offered in an online learning environment with the last day in-person at the 2021 IGSHPA Conference in Nashville, TN. You also receive the full online course, so you can […]

Humbly Making an Impact on the Geothermal Industry

HeatSpring instructor Ryan Carda doesn’t like to brag about the positive impact he’s had on the geothermal industry.

But Brian Hayden, co-founder of HeatSpring, is happy to sing Carda’s praise.

“Ryan is the ultimate teacher because he’s so smart and so patient. Nobody is more deserving of success. He helped the geothermal industry association – IGSHPA – […]

Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices

Factors such as space limitations are forcing engineers to utilize deep boreholes to meet design requirements for Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems.
In such cases, hydrostatic pressures must be considered to ensure successful installation can take place. This short course, led by expert Ryan Carda, P.E., focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended […]

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 […]

Free Antifreeze Volume Calculator for Geothermal Loopfields

Ryan Carda, P.E. is the author of the International Ground Source Heat Pump’s official design and installation guide. Carda’s Antifreeze Volume Calculator for Geothermal Loopfields free tool is used in his Entry Level Geothermal Professional Certificate Training.

 

Here’s what the tool looks like:

Uses: This calculator is used to quickly determine how much antifreeze will be needed to reach the target […]