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Geothermal Energy Seminar and Expo

Event Details

Start Date:  July 23, 2013
Start Time: 11:30am
End Time: 2:00pm
Location: JFK Student Center, Saint Francis University
Email: renewable@francis.edu
Link: http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos

About the Seminar

The Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center will hold a geothermal seminar and expo on July 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the campus of Saint Francis University in Loretto.

The event will be geared towards helping agricultural producers and small businesses determine if a geothermal project may be feasible for their operations.

During the seminar, attendees will learn about the resource, technology, pros and cons, and financial aspects, as well as what to look for when choosing an installer. Industry representatives and related organizations will be on hand to meet with attendees in an expo environment.

Geothermal heat-pumps will be the focus of the day's events, which can provide heating and cooling to a building.

Two campus buildings, Christian Hall and the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness utilize this resource. The DiSepio Institute will be examined as example project. James Vizzini, P.E., CJL Engineering, will describe the project and lead a tour of the building.

The event is the fourth in a series of seminars to be organized by the Renewable Energy Center in 2013, each focusing on one of the five prevalent renewable energy forms in Pennsylvania. A future event will cover solar energy, while previous events covered micro-hydro, geothermal, and wind.

Utilizing renewable energy can help rural Pennsylvanians by reducing energy costs, reducing risk, and providing a revenue stream through electrical sales to utilities.

Lunch will be included.

Funding for this project has been provided by the USDA Rural Energy for America Program. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Thank you also to SAP&DC for sponsoring this event and for providing the breakfast table.


Early registration will be accepted up to July 15 for $10.00. Late registration will be accepted up to July 18 for $12.00. Lunch will be included. Guarantee your seat - register now.

Download our attendee applicationor contact us to learn more!

Limited space, reserve your spot today - available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please send application and payment to the address below. Cash/check payment accepted. Sorry, no credit cards. Make checks payable to “Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center.” Please watch for confirmation of registration and event updates.

Contact us:
Renewable Energy Center
Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/

Event Agenda

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Tentative Schedule

10:45 JFK Student Center - Exhibitor Set-Up Begins
11:00 Registration Begins and Breakfast Table available thanks to SAP&DC
1011:30 Welcome
11:35 Geothermal Overview
12:00 Lunch and Case Studies
12:20 Exhibits and Break
12:45 Conclude Break and Depart for Afternoon Session
1:00 DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness - Case Study and Tour of Facility
2:00 Exhibit Teardown and Conclude Event

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

USDA Rural Development SAP&DC
CJL EngineeringKupetz Plumbing and Heating

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