Roving anchor Brock Yordy spent some time at the 2023 AHR Expo, Feb. 4-8 in Atlanta. While at the major HVAC event, he talked to several experts about geothermal and opportunities for drillers. Here, he speaks with Jay Egg of Egg Geo and then Jeff Hammond, executive director of IGSHPA. Then, in this week’s safety segment, he talks safety metrics and policies.

This episode covers:

  • Jobsite safety metrics like total recordable incident rate (TRIR)
  • Safety policies like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job safety analyses (JSAs)
  • Residential and commercial tax incentives for geothermal from the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act
  • The Residential Clean Energy (RCE) Credit for qualified clean energy expenses
  • Electrification and geothermal’s role in it
  • Geothermal as a way to “flatten the spike” in daily energy consumption
  • “Thermal energy networks” and large-scale geothermal HVAC
  • The 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta
  • The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)
  • Opportunities for drillers in geothermal HVAC

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