and Knowledge to Western Connecticut and Beyond
Through the Professional Engineering Office of Peter J. Tavino Jr. PE PC, founded in 1986.
In year six of geothermal consulting, installation and training.
Please see Welcome page (above) first.
Thanks to all who joined me Nov 4 when I presented a two hour slide show to the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers.
Join us in Baltimore December 3, 4 & 5, 2013 for a full IGSHPA workshop. I am pleased to again be asked by HeatSpring to run it.
We documented what was going on in this 1500' deep standing column well. Nov 2013.
Congratulations to the Building Committee on your September 30 ground breaking ceremony.
Shown here with the city mayor, the architect and general contractor, geothermal boreholes I designed were quickly drilled.
Here are 9 boreholes a month after ground breaking, fully inspected by Peter Tavino PE.
Complete here in the south field and to the north by Thanksgiving.
Congratulations Scott for a great install of this 3 ton heat pump with hot water. I am pleased we tested it at over 4.0 COP efficiency. Pete
PS Notice flow center for the two ton system through doorway.
Geothermal conferences are important. Peter is eighth from right. February 2013.
Peter was asked to return and hold an IGSHPA Training session in September, 2013. The 19 new installers shown below enjoyed it.
Join us in February of 2014 for another Auburn, NY conference. Join us February 9, 10 and 11, 2014
Peter, You did a great job and I appreciate all that you do! We are planning some training in February, tentatively 2/9-11 for IGSHPA Cert. starting at noon on Sunday the 9th, ending at 5 on Tuesday the 11th, Wednesday will be a “Beyond IGSHPA Day that I will put together, Thursday & Friday will be a wide open session with a mixture of short (35-45 minute presentations by our customers) and some other nuggets sprinkled in. We are still formulating the plan, but if you are available, I’d like you to do the IGSHPA thing again… Cheers, John
Nov 24, 2013 (from a homeowner): Pete, It's In!
I gave it the "parallel test" Wednesday and Thursday where I hooked it up to the water and electric but not the ductwork to just let it heat my furnace room and basement, I was getting 107 degrees at the air supply opening. Then last night I ran the oil furnace to get the house to 75 this morning in anticipation of the switchover. I started at 8 and had the old furnace out by 10. Got the heat pump in position in an hour and spent the afternoon making from scratch a flexible isolation collar and then making my sheet metal transition to it. I don't have the return air box and transition built yet, so for now it's using the furnace room as a plenum :) I'm getting good flow from my return air vents on the ground floor anyway (I have the upstairs ducts closed for now). I'm getting 89 degrees at my supply registers. I love my infra-red laser-sighted thermometer gun! You have to do the other part of your house with one of these geo... units! They are pretty sweet! All stainless steel body and very compact. And cheap!
Hey Pete, just figured I’d shoot you a message and let you know I powered on the
system yesterday. It works! It was amazing to see it pumping out heat from the
ground. The incoming water was 62.5 degrees and the outgoing was 57. The air out
of the heat pump was 112 degrees and I was reading around 97 at the grill. The
house was 72. Now I just need to pick up a water tank and hook up the hot water
generator. Thanks for all your help! It seems everyone I tell about this is
interested in learning more information. The guy who did the duct work (John Goncalves) wanted your contact info, so I sent him your email address. He runs
an HVAC company, Litchfield County Mechanical. Once I finish up the HWG I’ll
show it off to you! Thanks,
Thanks for the invitation. I will have to pass up on it this time because of work commitments, but it is something I would like to see.
Your website was great like that because it showed more of the nuts and bolts about the geothermal process.
Pete and David,
Feel free to call or e-mail me anytime if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Good luck with the Geo. We have it in our home and absolutely love it.
Ron Samuelson Home Energy Consultants, Inc.
Hiring you was clearly a good decision.
Horizontal Loop being installed in 2008.
Peter heat fuses a manifold.
Peter cores through foundation wall.
Tremie pipe pumps grout in borehole.
Albany candidates take the NATE test.
Bentonite grout and U-bend in casing.
2" single loop in 7' deep horizontal trench. Typical package Heat Pump.
2013 Design Plan by Litchfield Geothermal featuring 18 boreholes and balanced Reverse Returns
Drilling begins 10/17/13.
Our new copyrighted 20 minute funny video explaining geothermal !
Starting in September, 2013, Simply Geothermal is being made available to the public for free on youtube.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association- 2012 Plaque Awarded Trainer
VERTICAL LOOP INSTALLER
TRAINER of Installers, CGD
AI ID # 18885-0209
Heating & Cooling Professional
New England Geothermal
Certified GeoExchange Designer
Connecticut Geothermal Association (Standards Chairman)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers - Associate
US Green Buildings Council LEED AP
Trained, Former - Building Performance Institute BPI - Building Analyst 1
2012 member ACCA - Air Conditioning Contractors of America
6 year member ending 2013 - Board of Trustees, Litchfield Historical Society
Former member, Board of Directors, Columbia University Engineering Alumni Association
AMERICAN and CONNECTICUT SOCIETY
OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Member and former
NATIONAL and CONNECTICUT CT LIcensed Septic Installer
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OSHA Trained Rigger
Here's how we answered the April, 2013 Connecticut Geothermal Association company questionnaire
Please see the site Welcome Page with this month's updates on the Welcome link above.
Peter Tavino, PE, CGD, LEED AP 860-567-4604