Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8

Upcoming TC Meetings

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Winter 2022

TC 6.8 Meeting Schedule:
Please note that ASHRAE will provide remote access only to our Main TC Meeting on Tuesday 2/1/2022. 

Committee meetings:

TC 6.8 Handbook Subcommittee
Sunday 1/30/2022
4:00:00 PM– 5:00:00 PM PDT

 Caesar's Palace, Senate Boardroom (P)


TC 6.8 Program & Education Subcommittee
Sunday 1/30/2022
5:00:00 PM– 6:30:00 PM PDT

Caesar's Palace, Senate Boardroom (P)
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TC 6.8 Research

Monday 1/31/2022
5:00 PM– 7:00 PM PDT

Caesars Palace, Livorno (P)
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TC 6.8 Energy Recovery Applications Subcommittee
Tuesday 2/1/2022
8:00:00 AM– 9:30:00 AM PDT

Caesar's Palace, Senate Boardroom (P)

TC 6.8 Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications

(Main Meeting)
Tuesday 2/1/2022
3:30 PM– 6:00:00 PM PDT

Caesar's Palace in the Pompeian III (P) 


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Committee Chair

Mr Stephen A Hamstra, PE

Committee Scope

TC 6.8 is concerned with all equipment and systems which collect, store and utilize geothermal energy or fluids for the purpose of heating and cooling, and with the development and application of heat pump systems and heat recovery by refrigeration cycles including system design, operation, and performance (product design of unitary heat pumps and equipment components is excluded).


Upcoming Society Conferences

ASHRAE Annual Conference
June 25-June 29, 2022

Kirk T Mescher Award

This award is in memory of Kirk T Mescher, PE, an engineer who specialized in HVAC but whose real forte was innovation. Kirk’s design ideas are clever in and of themselves but the courage to implement them in projects and freely share the results underscores his exemplary service to our industry. Grants are awarded for an idea in GSHP, HVAC, or an elegant way to be more energy efficient.   Award for 2020 - background - 2022 application.