WNC’S GEOTHERMAL EXPERTS

IGSHPA Accredited Installer Trainings in WNC

Asheville Geothermal, leading geothermal system designers and installers in Western North Carolina, is hosting quarterly Geothermal Installer Trainings in Asheville and other areas in NC and the upper southeast. The three day comprehensive Installer Training Workshops are designed for architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, building inspectors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Even home owners considering geothermal who just want to learn more about geothermal are invited to attend.

Mr. Clemenzi training new geothermal installers

Why Accredited Installer Training?

Installing a geothermal system is a very complicated process. As stated in the Department of Energy's Geothermal Heat Pump National Certification Standard, all geothermal installers should be IGSHPA trained and accredited as a minimum -- IGSHPA is the national standards and training organization for geothermal HVAC systems. Frankly, knowing what we know about geothermal and having seen endless mistakes made by others, we don't understand why anyone would trust a non-IGSHPA Accredited Installer, period!

Rick Clemenzi, one of the owners of Asheville Geothermal, has been certified by IGSHPA as an IGSHPA Accredited Installer Trainer and Accredited Driller Trainer. He has also received the top certification of the geothermal industry as a Certified GeoExchange Designer, a combined IGSHPA, Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, and AEE (Association of Energy Engineers) certification. Rick has been awarded these industry leading certifications based on his extensive commercial and residential geothermal experience, and his completion of a rigorous IGSHPA training program. He is also a leading promoter of state and regional programs for geothermal system financing.

Geothermal Installer Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the training and passing the IGSHPA installer's exam, you will be issued IGSHPA accreditation as an installer of geothermal HVAC systems. You will receive an installer's card and a certificate, and be listed in the IGSHPA national database of Accredited Installers. Also, you will receive a 3 year membership with IGSHPA after you have completed the Installation Workshop. Membership in IGSHPA is required to be an Accredited Installer and to maintain accreditation. Further, attendees at an Asheville Geothermal sponsored IGSHPA training will receive important HDPE fusion training, and will receive a certification and card for that training as well.

Course Outline

The full IGSHPA Accredited Installer course contains 11 sections. A full working knowledge of all this information is needed to pass the exam and to be a successful geothermal designer or installer. The modules include:

HDPE Fusion Training

Design and Material Options
System Layout
Pipe Joining Techniques
Trenching/Drilling Processes
Air and Debris Purging
Pressure Drop Calculations
Pump and Fluid Selection
Thermal Conductivity

Current Training Calendar

Winter Training -- now accepting registration:

Date: February 19-21, 2014
Location: Asheville, NC
Trainer: Rick Clemenzi
Fee: $1075

Class Times:
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, registration begins at 7:30 am!
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lunch and snacks are provided all 3 days.
Registration must be completed by February 10, 2014 or call 828-712-6786.

Group Discounts and Custom Trainings:

Want a private group training for your staff? Know a few other HVAC contractors in your area who want an IGSHPA Accredited Installer training and you cannot make it to Asheville? We will gladly schedule private or small regional Accredited Installer trainings for you -- please just give us a call at 828-712-6786.

We also offer a discount for 2 or more individuals from the same company, as well as discounts for government and non-profit attendees. Please contact us directly at 828-712-6786.

Registration:

After you register you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. Separately, your geothermal manuals will be shipped to you as well as a suggested pre-class reading list. International students and those registering less than two weeks prior to class will pick up their manuals at the class.

Cancellation policy:

The full tuition fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the confirmed workshop. The full fee will be charged if you do not attend and do not cancel the registration at least fourteen (14) days before the workshop. You may designate another individual as your substitute.

Travel and Hotel Information:

The Asheville, NC airport is "AVL". Other airports nearby are Greenville/Spartanburg, SC ("GSP" - an 80 minute drive -- note this is not Greenville, NC!), and Charlotte, NC ("CLT" - a 120 minute drive).

Please check back for hotel information.

Serving all of WNC including Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Canton, Brevard, Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Burnsville, Marion, Old Fort, Mars Hill, and Marshall.

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