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Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction 101

The National Ground Water Association is offering the one-day course, “Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction 101,” February 18, in Portland, Oregon.

This introduction to geothermal heat pump well construction is designed for those considering a transition to geothermal, as well as those wanting to obtain more knowledge. Proper training is essential for those who wish to demonstrate professional competence in a challenging economy.

Participants will learn:
. How geothermal well construction differs from traditional well construction
. What changes to consider in a geothermal business model
. Geothermal well construction terminology
. The importance of soil and geologic formations in geothermal installations
. Grouting applications
. Geothermal benefits for consumers

This introductory-level course is best suited to:
. Contractors considering geothermal diversification
. Groundwater industry suppliers and manufacturers

The course instructor is Dave Pergel, a 25-year-veteran professional in the geothermal industry and a geothermal loop trainer for ClimateMaster. He has taught apprenticeship programs at various post-secondary education institutions and holds electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, sheet metal, and water well drilling licenses in various states.

To learn more about this course, as well as the many other NGWA educational programs, visit www.ngwa.org or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).

NGWA, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 13,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals, contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers-is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.



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