THE UNDERGROUND

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.

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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.

Take-Aways:

  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!