BSU Geothermal Conclave I: Systems Design, Installation and Operations November 7, 2013 L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Presented by:Douglas A. Dougherty
Doug is President and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization, the "Voice of the U.S. Geothermal Heat Pump Industry." GEO is a non-profit trade group that represents the political and business interests of its member companies across the United States.
Prior to his position at GEO, Doug served for 13 years as President of the Illinois Telecommunications Association (ITA), a member driven organization representing the telecommunications industry on issues of common interest.
Doug came to the ITA from work for the Illinois Lieutenant Governor, first as Executive Director of the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council and then as Senior Advisor for Economic Development.
Before returning to state government in 1995, Doug spent nine years working for an electric power generator and transmission cooperative in a number of management positions, including Assistant General Manager for External Affairs.
From 1976 through 1986, Doug worked for several state agencies, including the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and the Illinois Commerce Commission, where he was Assistant General Manager.
During his public and private sector careers in community and economic development, Doug has been recognized for his contributions to number of well known organizations including Rural Partners which he helped form in 1989 and the Illinois Development Council which awarded Doug their Economic Developer of the Year award in 1991.
Doug earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Bradley University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Presented by: HeatSpring Learning Institute + Cammpus LMS
Course kicks off at GeoCon, then continues online for six weeks (10% Discount for GeoCon Attendees).
The course will use IGSHPA's "Residential and Light Commercial Design and Installation Manual", and is taught by the author. LoopLink, an online geothermal design tool, will be used heavily in the class and the course comes with a 1-year license for the software. Loop Link Certification is earned by successfully completing the final design problem and is valid for three years. Each week students will have a reading lesson, a homework assignment (usually a design that you have to do on your own), and discussion with the instructor and other students.
Presented by: HeatSpring Learning Institute + Cammpus LMS
Course kicks off at GeoCon, then continues online for ten weeks (10% Discount for GeoCon Attendees).
Become a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) with training brought to you from the authors of the IGSHPA Design & Installation Manual - Dr. Charles Remund and Ryan Carda. This course builds on standard curriculum developed by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). This course is designed for engineers, architects and experienced building professionals and covers an introduction to the technology to a complete review of the design process, participants learn the specific information they need to know. This online course is broken down into 8 parts - each week has a video lesson, homework assignment, practice questions, and a live webinar.
James Gustave Speth will speak at 8pm in Emens Auditorium as the 2013-2014 Bracken Environmental Lecture. The title of his lecture is, "America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the System."
Speth joined the faculty of the Vermont Law School as Professor of Law in 2010. He serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at both Demos and the United Nations Foundation. In 2009 he completed his decade-long tenure as Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. From 1993 to 1999, Gus Speth was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the UN Development Group. Prior to his service at the UN, he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality (Carter Administration); and senior attorney and cofounder, Natural Resources Defense Council. Throughout his career, Speth has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees whose roles have been to combat environmental degradation and promote sustainable development, including the President’s Task Force on Global Resources and Environment; the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development; and the National Commission on the Environment. Among his awards are the National Wildlife Federation’s Resources Defense Award, the Natural Resources Council of America’s Barbara Swain Award of Honor, a 1997 Special Recognition Award from the Society for International Development, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Environmental Law Institute and the League of Conservation Voters, and the Blue Planet Prize. He holds honorary degrees from Clark University, the College of the Atlantic, the Vermont Law School, Middlebury College, the University of South Carolina, Green Mountain College, the University of Massachusetts, and Unity College. He is the author, co-author or editor of seven books including the award-winning The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability and Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. His latest book is America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy, published by Yale Press in September 2012.
Professor Speth currently serves on the boards of the New Economics Institute, Center for a New American Dream, Climate Reality Project, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. He is an honorary director of the World Resources Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
He graduated from Yale University in 1964 with a BA in Political Science, and subsequently earned an M.Litt. in Economics from Oxford University in 1966 as a Rhodes Scholar and his JD from the Yale Law School in 1969. After law school, he served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black.
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