Conference will feature keynotes by PSC Chair John B. Rhodes, and Con Edison President, Timothy Cawley.
The New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) is holding its fifth annual Renewable Heating & Cooling Conference at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, NY, April 10th & 11th. America’s leading conference on renewable heating and cooling is sparking intense interest as New York is taking nation leading steps to transition our building stock from climate destroying fossil fuels to clean, efficient heat pumps. A week before the conference more than 335 people have already registered.
Conference organizers support New York’s goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. With more than 30 percent of New York’s emissions coming from heating and cooling buildings with fossil fuels, the expansion of renewable heat pumps is more critical than ever. The conference, hosted by NY-GEO, a non-profit trade association, looks to help accelerate the wide-scale adoption of heat pumps for renewable heating and cooling across the state and throughout the northeast.
This year’s conference will include keynote addresses from Public Service Commission (PSC) Chair John B. Rhodes and Con Edison’s President, Timothy Cawley. The 2-day event will also feature leading designers and installers, national and international geothermal experts, and representatives from state agencies and New York’s utilities.
Renewable heating and cooling technologies not only provide environmental benefits, they can provide energy bill savings, increased comfort levels and health benefits compared to conventional heating and cooling technologies.
To register for the full conference or to learn more – please visit ny-geo.org. Partial scholarships to help defray the cost of registration are available for students and low-income individuals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “sch” in the title to start the scholarship process.
Among other fascinating sessions at the conference are:
- Geothermal 101 – This beginner’s tutorial on geothermal is being taught by Jay Egg – geothermal developer and author, who is one of the industry’s best communicators. His book Geothermal HVAC – Green Heating & Cooling is a classic, and you’ll leave this session having learned the important basics; and
- Each year NY-GEO holds a GeoStar Top Job competition where several finalists get 10 minutes each to show off their favorite installation of the past year. In this session, see how geothermal is applied in many varied circumstances and get a clearer picture of how it might work in your community, your business or your own home. These presentations will be Live Streamed and available to the public starting at 11:15 AM on April 10th at https://youtu.be/HelGrnBkez0.
In addition, attendees can meet over 30 exhibitors during morning and afternoon coffee breaks.