IGSHPA Revived September 28 2020
The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) has been an industry-leading organization specializing in training and certification.
In an email to members, titled "A New Era for the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry" and dated 9/25/2020, IGSHPA wrote:
Following Oklahoma State University's decision last year to dissolve IGSHPA's Board of Directors, a process began to pursue a new home for IGSHPA. In June, the OSU Board of Regents voted to approve a transfer of IGSHPA, its intellectual property, and assets to the control of the Geothermal Exchange Organization [GEO]. While GEO will exercise some limited oversight of governance and financial solvency, the new IGSHPA will be functionally and operationally independent.
You can read the notice to members, including a listing of the new IGSHPA board members.
From a joint press release from IGSHPA and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO):
With this new structure, GEO and IGSHPA will work together to grow the industry with GEO continuing to deliver advocacy and be a strong voice at federal and state levels for policies to address building decarbonization and beneficial electrification. IGSHPA will continue to develop and deliver training and standards that protect the integrity of the technology and ensure industry professionals have the skills, certifications, and accreditations to safeguard the proper design and installation of systems. Coordination with geothermal heat pump industry stakeholders and partners will be a key component of the effort going forward.
You can read the press release here.