CaliforniaGeo is pleased to offer a series of online regular meetings we call The Underground for registered participants. Our productions will be offered using our Zoom platform, lasting approximately one hour, Noon-to-1pm Pacific Time. The topic may be an issue, a technique, or a technology—or how certain policies and regulations may affect those.
We will feature a host and presenter, or a panel of two-to-three who will make a short presentation on the subject and then take live or chat-based questions from the audience. These will be free for CaliforniaGeo professional and affiliate members, and $10 for others. Membership will be verified after registration before access is provided. Participation is limited.
June 16, 2021.
A Geothermal Retrofit At Colorado State University
CSU (Fort Collins) recently geo-retrofitted their athletic complex, encompassing 3 buildings, to eliminate an antiquated, leaky steam heating system and added cooling to their indoor arena and other spaces for competitive sports and summer events. The large bore field will also serve a future Phase II, adding an interconnection enabling a new residence hall complex to share the same GHEX. This will become a larger “district loop,” further optimizing energy efficiency of the geothermal heat pump systems by sharing loads between buildings and their use schedules. Trey Austin and his company were there.
• How to plan for a large/medium scale geothermal bore field for multiple buildings.
• Challenges for retrofitting an existing system with respect to heating and cooling coils.
• Factors to consider for future system tie-ins.
Trey has 26 years of experience with geo systems and is a PE and CGD. His company, Geo-Energy Services, LLC has a 650 project portfolio stretching from the USA to Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. Beyond design-build projects of all sizes, he brings 3rd party financing to large projects as thermal utility agreements.
CaliforniaGeo is pleased to bring Trey to launch our first UNDERGROUND learning session!