2014 Conference – November 13th, 2014



(L to R) – Assemblyman Steve Englebright; David Calone, Chair of the Suffolk County’s Planning Commission; County Executive Steve Bellone; John Franceschina, President of LI-GEO; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Mike Voltz, PSEG Long Island; Mike Kaufman, Suffolk County Planning Commission; John Rhyner (PW Grosser, LI-GEO).

Ligeo Conference booklet



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Suffolk County Model Geothermal Code Documents

SCPC Geothermal Code Overview Memo
SCPC Geothermal Code Cover Letter
SCPC Geothermal Code


Photos from the event 

Event Details

Courtyard Marriott
5000 Express Drive S,
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

8 am to 2 pm – Conference
2 pm to 4 pm – Informational Session for Municipalities

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration, Sponsor Exhibit Tables, Networking w/ Continental Breakfast sponsored by You Save Green

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration, Sponsor Exhibit Tables, Networking w/ Continental Breakfast sponsored by You Save Green

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks – John Franceschina, President of LI-GEO
Presentation by David Magid, You Save Green – Breakfast Sponsor

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Commissioning: Paul Meyer P.E., Director of Commissioning, WSP Flack & Kurtz
Sustainability: Neal Lewis, Executive Director, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College
Healthcare: Neil Rosen, Director, Sustainable Development, North Shore LIJ
New York City: Samara Swanson, NYC Council Legislative Attorney
Legislative Long Island: David Calone, Chairman, Suffolk County Planning Commission
Legislative NY State: Bill Nowak, NY-GEO Executive Director
Engineering: Paul Boyce P.E., Vice President, P.W. Grosser Consulting

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Visit Sponsors

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Installation Case Study #1
North Shore LIJ Medical Facility, Presented by Neil Rosen

Installation Case Study #2
Net Zero Warehouse & Retail Buildings, Presented by Richard Pandolfi, PGI Corp

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Visit Sponsors

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Suffolk County Planning Commission Announcements & Overview
Program Summary and Initiative
Award Ceremony

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM – Press Conference
Suffolk County Executive: Steve Bellone
Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman: David Calone
PSEG Long Island Vice President, Customer Services: Dan Eichhorn, P.E. LI-GEO President: John Franceschina, P.E.

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
LUNCH in main room – Sponsored by Waterfurnace
Presentation: Optimizing Geothermal Heating & Cooling Installations Presented by Zach Fink, ZBF Geothermal, LLC

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Presentation: Geothermal System Design & Installation Considerations Presented by Ray Schmitt,
HVAC Manager, Wales Darby
* This presentation is approved for one (1) continuing education PDH Credit

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Remarks – Conference Conclusion

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Geothermal Presentation and Informational Session for Suffolk County Municipality Representatives