Certified Geothermal Inspections
Aztech Geothermal has four IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Inspectors (CGI): John Ciovacco, Geoff Hoffer, George Fishler and Austin Gross. Our inspection services have their foundation in the experience with hundreds of successful design-build geothermal projects. The CGI methodology is based on bi-national standard ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 which is a reference for building & energy code development. As more designers and general contractors are engaged in GSHP buildings and Thermal Energy Networks (TEN), Aztech works to ensure industry standards are met, through a review of design/bid specifications and continuing through the construction and commissioning phases of projects.
Contact us to inquire about Aztech’s Certified Geothermal Inspection services.
Site Geological Assessment
We design of the ground heat exchanger consistent with the site geology and the heating and cooling loads of the building. Aztech Geothermal is co-located with our sister company, an environmental services firm, that employs 7 full time geologists. Soil, bedrock and ground water data are inputs to optimize loop design. The ground heat exchanger design is based upon our review of US Geological Survey Maps (soil and bedrock), site visits and discussions about known ground conditions in the area the ground loop will be placed.
John Ciovacco, President of Aztech Geothermal will be giving an updated and in-person presentation the rapidly emerging topic of Networked Geothermal Heat Pump Systems - also called Utility Thermal Energy Networks (UTEN). The seminar will cover the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), expanding and extending federal tax incentives, the Utility Thermal Energy & Jobs Act requiring all major utilities to file their plans for networked geothermal pilot projects and NYSERDA’s Community Heat Pump Systems program. Continue