Ryan Carda, P.E. - President, Geo-Connections, Inc.

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Ryan Carda, P.E. is a Mechanical Engineer at Geo Pro, Inc. and is a co-founder of Geo-Connections, Inc. (creators of LoopLink Geothermal design software). He is a co-author of “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Systems", developed in cooperation with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). He has been involved in the ground source heat pump industry since 2006. His involvement in the industry has included training hundreds of students, as well as hands on experience designing, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting of all types of geothermal systems.

Ryan graduated with his Master of Science degree in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006. Ryan enjoys instructing newcomers to the industry in hopes that they leave sharing his enthusiasm for geothermal technology. His main goal is to help promote and build confidence in ground source heat pumps through education in order to help it become a main-stream technology.

Ryan is teaching:

IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Accreditation

Become an IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer. This is a foundational course for all geothermal installers, drillers, and designers.

Geothermal Designer Boot Camp + LoopLink RLC Certification

Learn by doing. This course was designed for experienced geothermal professionals interested in becoming skilled designers. Includes a 1-year unlimited subscription to LoopLink RLC design software and all assignments are completed on this web-based plat

Entry Level Geothermal Professional Certificate Training

The best way to get into the geothermal heat pump industry. Six weeks of videos, discussion, reading, homework assignments, and quizzes led by the author of the IGSHPA Installation and Design manual.

Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices

This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.

IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD Plus)

Certified GeoExchange Designers (CGD) are the ninjas of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry. Certification is offered through IGSHPA and the AEE with world-class instruction from Dr. Charles Remund and Ryan Carda.

Making the Case: A Guide to Selling GSHP Systems

Doing a simple payback analysis is a practical first step to take on any geothermal project. There are some simple first steps that will pay off down the road by setting realistic expectations for your prospective client.