Information & Training

The geothermal heat pump industry has grown as the supporting infrastructure has developed and strengthened. There are a number of information resources available, including:

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc. (GHPC)
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20004-2696
Phone: (202) 508-5500
Toll Free: (888) 333-GHPC
Fax: (202) 508-5222
Case studies:

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)
499 Cordell South, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Toll-Free: 1-800-626-4747
Telephone: (405) 744-5175

National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Road, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 898-7791
Toll Free: (800) 551-7379
Fax: (614) 898-7786

Geo-Heat Center Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 885-1750
Fax: (541) 885-1754

Other supporters include the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).


IGSHPA conducts several programs annually, plus Geothermal Heating and Cooling Regional Centers have been established to conduct training programs. These include:

Alabama Power Company Heat Pump Training Center
2388 County Road 93, Verbena, Alabama, 36091
Phone: 800.634.0154
Fax: 205.755.6168

Alternative Energy Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone: 919.857.9000
Fax: 919.832.2696.

Midwest Geothermal Heat Pump Resource Center
605 S. Warren Avenue, CTB 102B, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone: 616.592.3051
Fax: 616.592.3052

Geothermal Energy Association, Davis, California
Phone: 916.758.2360
Fax: 916.758.2839

Keystone Geothermal Heat Pump Training Consortium
445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904
Phone: 888.434.4436 ext. 807
Fax: 814.269.4586

South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
Phone: 605.688.6395
Fax: 605.688.6406