Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8

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2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference

February 4–8, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Register at ashrae.org/2023winter

ASHRAE is looking forward to returning to Atlanta – home of the new ASHRAE Global Headquarters.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference will be held February 4-8, 2023, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center

and Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center. The AHR Expo is February 6-8 in Buildings B

and C of the Georgia World Congress Center. Your ASHRAE Winter Conference Badge provides

FREE entrance the AHR Expo.

Learn more about the Show and plan your experience while there at ahrexpo.com.

TC 6.8 Research Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 18 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Virtual

Chair: Harrison Skye

Session Type: Technical Committee (TC, MTG, TG, TRG) Meeting Format: Virtual

This meeting will take virtually. Virtual attendees can click "Enter Meeting" under Resources below

to join the meeting on the noted date and time.

https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/2023-winter-conference-atlanta
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-Under Resources, select "Enter Meeting"

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TC 6.8 Energy Recovery Subcommittee

Friday, January 20 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

WebEx

Session Type: Technical Committee (TC, MTG, TG, TRG) Meeting Format: Virtual

This meeting will take place virtual.

Chair: MIke Filler

Click the "enter meeting" link below to join.

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TC 6.8 Programs & Education Subcommittee

Sunday, February 5 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Omni CNN Center Atlanta, Dogwood B (M1-North)

Session Type: Technical Committee (TC, MTG, TG, TRG) Meeting Format: In Person

Chair: Roshan Revankar

 

TC 6.8 Ground-Source Heat Pumps and Energy Recovery

Tuesday, February 7 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Omni CNN Center Atlanta, Maple A (A-South)

Session Type: Technical Committee (TC, MTG, TG, TRG) Meeting Format: In Person

Chair: Howard Newton

 

GEOTHERMAL SEMINARS 

Seminar 35: Presentation 1: A New Era in Direct Exchange Geothermal: Advancements,

Advantages, and Common Myths, and Future Potential

Monday, February 6 

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM EST

Georgia World Congress Center, A404

A New Era in Direct Exchange Geothermal: Advancements, Advantages, and Common Myths,

and Future Potential
Presenting Author: Bill Buschur, Total Green Mfg, Saint Henry, OH, USA

Direct exchange (DX) geothermal systems are growing in popularity, as they are potentially the

most efficient geothermal systems available. In the early years, numerous operational and design

issues have plagued the DX geothermal systems. This seminar discusses how the advancements

in the technology over the years has not only overcame the concerns of the past, but has emerged

as an industry leader. Now this technology is leading the way in system capacities, energy

efficiency, and many design advantages, and definitely provides the contractor with many selling

and efficiency advantages when compared to other ground source heat pumps.

 

Seminar 35: Presentation 2: Heating Cooling Solutions Using the Natural Refrigerant Carbon

Dioxide

Monday, February 6 

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM EST

Georgia World Congress Center, A404

Heating Cooling Solutions Using the Natural Refrigerant Carbon Dioxide
Presenting Author: Marc Portnoff, Thar Energy, LLC, Pittsburgh,, PA, USA

The Thar Brand (Thar) is a recognized leader in commercializing supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2)

technology for use in industrial and research settings. This includes developing components and

systems using CO2 as a natural heat pump refrigerant, also known as R744.

Thar was the first to establish a commercial scale, direct exchange, geothermal, heating and cooling,

heat pump system using R744. R744 is not only an environmentally exceptional refrigerant, but it has

beneficial refrigerant properties for geothermal applications. Basics of transcritical CO2.

 

Seminar 35: Presentation 3: Solutions Using the Natural Refrigerant Carbon Dioxide

Monday, February 6 

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Georgia World Congress Center, A404

Solutions Using the Natural Refrigerant Carbon Dioxide
Presenting Author: Parham Eslami-Nejad, Ph.D., Research Scientist at CanmetENERGY-Varennes,

Varennes, QC, Canada

Parham will be apart of the Heating Cooling Solutions using the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide

presentation.

Over the last decade, several studies have been conducted to replace synthetic refrigerants with

natural ones. Among the candidates, CO2 has been attracting more attention due to being

environmentally benign and safe together with superior heat transfer characteristics. This seminar

presents information on a new and exciting direct exchange test lab that the Canadian government 

has invested in along with a short update on a 15 ton commercial DX project they are also involved

with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Chair

Mr Howard W Newton
TC0608@ashrae.net

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).

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ASHRAE 2023 Winter Conference
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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.