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Ryan Carda is Principal Engineer for Dandelion. He is primarily responsible for design and engineering standardization, with a focus on optimizing the performance and lowering the cost of geothermal systems.
Prior to that, Ryan co-founded Geo-Connections in 2004 and served as the company’s President until he sold the company to Dandelion. The products Ryan developed pre-acquisition were used to design tens of thousands of geothermal systems. Ryan co-authored “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump Systems,” with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and chairs the Association’s Standards Committee. Ryan worked for many years at GeoPro and has a M.S. in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006.
This is a series of professional development training courses for HVAC engineers, contractors, project managers, and building owners. Learn to design and install heat pump systems with confidence.
This bundle of courses is follows the structure of John Siegenthaler's textbook, "Modern Hydronic Heating & Cooling: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings".
Become an IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer. This is a foundational course for all geothermal installers, drillers, and designers.
The best way to get into the geothermal heat pump industry. Six modules of videos, discussion, reading, homework assignments, and quizzes led by the author of the IGSHPA Installation and Design manual.
This is a professional development course for people getting started with geothermal systems. You'll work through a series of video and reading assignments. The course finishes with a knowledge check to make sure you take away the most important concepts.
Become an IGSHPA Certified Residential Designer. Learn by doing. This course was designed for experienced geothermal professionals interested in becoming skilled designers.
This advanced course builds on "Geothermal Heat Pump Fundamentals". You'll learn to design geothermal systems, along with more advanced sizing and installation techniques.
This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.