IGSHPA Geo Inspector Training

Geo Inspector Workshop: July 20,21 - Bohemia, NY 

Learning to inspect Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems for residential and commercial properties to keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Inspector accreditation enables you to anticipate important critical elements of installation and offers customers more assurance of a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their geo comfort needs.

Who should attend?

The two day comprehensive Inspector Workshops are designed for Code Enforcing Inspectors for city, and state governments. The Inspector’s course would benefit installers, developers, architects, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, HVAC contractors, trenching/drilling contractors, and anyone who desires a working knowledge of how to inspect this innovative technology. Representatives from public utilities, private utilities, and rural electric cooperatives can also benefit from training. Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.


After successful completion of the inspector’s workshop you will receive a years’ membership with IGSHPA. Upon passing the IGSHPA inspector’s exam and certification approval you will be classified as an IGSHPA Certified Inspector of GSHP systems. You will then receive an inspector’s card and a certificate.

Topics covered:

  • GSHP System Benefits
  • IGSHPA Standards, ASHRAE and NGWA Guidelines
  • Local and State GSHP Codes
  • Outside Heat Exchange Configurations
  • Building Site and Loop Field Layout
  • Heat Fusion and Antifreeze Solutions
  • System Startup and Commissioning
  • Sample Inspection forms and checklists

IGSHPA is now an approved continuing education provider through AIA. Receive PDHs for attending the Geo Inspector Workshop in New York. For more information about this class and a special one day program for architects and inspectors visit the website or register now to attend this course. 

When:              Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday July 21st 

Where:                     Offices of P.W. Grosser Consulting

                                       630 Johnson Ave, Suite 7

                                Bohemia, NY 11716       631.589.6353

About out Hosts:

The training will be held at the offices of P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. (PWGC) in Bohemia, Long Island, New York…

P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. (PWGC) is a full service professional civil and environmental engineering firm based on Long Island, New York, with satellite offices in New York City, Connecticut, Syracuse, and Seattle.  PWGC is a regional leader in the advocacy, design and implementation of geothermal (ground source) heat pump systems.  Implementing geothermal projects in an urban locale like the NYC metropolitan area brings with it certain challenges, including widely varying geological conditions, limited land area and high costs of construction, and changing regulatory requirements.  PWGC has leveraged its knowledge of “all things underground” to specialize in the assessment, selection, design and construction oversight for the ground heat exchanger and integration with the building-side mechanical system.       

PWGC is in the forefront of the application of geothermal technology for public and private sector clients.  Our current most high profile projects include a geothermal retrofit using standing column wells for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, and design of an innovative geothermal system (water-filled boreholes) for the flagship building for Cornell University’s new Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and the Queens waterfront.

Within the advocacy realm, PWGC is a founding member of the Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization (LI-GEO) and is an active member of NYSERDA’s Renewable Thermal Technology Working Group.  In addition, PWGC staff played major roles in authoring uniform geothermal code promulgated by the Suffolk County Planning Commission, and assisting in drafting language for both new geothermal Local Laws promulgated by the Mayor’s Office of New York City.


Class Hotel:

La Quinta Inn, Bohemia - http://www.laquintaislip.com/

A short walk across the street to Grosser’s office.

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.  Free High Speed Internet, Shuttle service available during 7am - 8:45pm to & from MacArthur airport.

Group Rate:    $132.05 plus tax.

  • We are requesting that each individual call in to reserve their room by calling Group Reservations Department at 1-866-527-1498 and identify themselves as members of International Ground Source, Reservation Block confirmation number 20081113.
  • All requests for reservations within the block should be prior to 6/28/2016 in
  • order to ensure we are able to accommodate them at the rate that was originally quoted. On 6/28/2016 any rooms in your block, which remain unfilled will be released for sale to the general public.


Other Hotels:

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - https://www.choicehotels.com/new-york/ronkonkoma/clarion-hotels/ny578?source=gglocaljn1


Hilton Garden Inn - http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hilton-garden-inn-islip-macarthur-airport-ISPAHGI/index.html


Course Pricing:

Inclusive of hardcopy material, testing, certification , and one year complementary IGSHPA membership.

Non-member:   $850

IGSHPA & NY-GEO Members: $800 

IGSHPA or NY-GEO Member not needing a copy of the Commercial Design Manual:  $750