April 2014

Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems: Resource, Technology & Economy Seminar

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
9:00 AM-4:00 PM: Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mory Ghomshei, P.Eng./P.Geo., University of British Columbia
Credit: 6 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Apr 2, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $439.00 + GST = $460.95

Non-Member Price: $439.00 + GST = $460.95

Student Member Price: $219.50 + GST = $230.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 02, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Advanced Large-Scale Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems: Resource, Technology & Economy Seminar. This seminar will train participants on important technological, resource and economical issues related to large-scale geothermal systems and show how these issues can be adequately addressed by combining different applications and technologies to maximize the systems' economical and environmental values.

Who should attend?

Energy/HVAC Engineers, Energy Economists/administrators, Energy scholars and senior/graduate students, Energy Regulators, Energy utility managers, Energy policy makers (government, NGOs, Municipalities), Developers/architects

Course Outline
Integrated geothermal systems consist of geothermal direct use and geothermal heat pump resources and technologies used for large-scale heating and cooling applications (heating and cooling of large buildings, malls, airports, campuses, city blocks, greenhouses, etc).

Contrary to small-scale systems which can have a relatively standard design, large-scale geothermal systems are often very complex.  Efficient and sustainable use of a limited ground resource for a large application requires a detailed understanding of the resource and technology and a customized design (to maximize the energy output while minimizing the capital and operating costs).

This course will cover interlinked problems related to resource sustainability, technology options, monitoring/control systems and environmental/economical issues associated with large-scale geothermal heating/cooling projects.

The course will specifically cover topics on:

  • Sustainability, extent and efficiency of geothermal resources (including ground, groundwater and surface waters)
  • Integrated extraction/usage, technologies and heat distribution, heat storage, cascade usage of heat, and integration of heat pump systems with conventional HVAC systems.
  • Design and regulation issues related to economical, environmental factors and energy/CO2 audit.

The course is solution oriented and discusses the anatomy of several challenging and successful real-case projects.


Dr. Mory Ghomshei, P.Eng./P.Geo.

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