The Advisory Group consists of volunteers whose expertise helps the Board evaluate relevant industry issues, technical questions and the Association's long term goals. They attend Board meetings at their convenience and serve as an additional resource for Association development.
Wayne Arde, President/Owner, Can-America Drilling, Inc., Simla, Colorado
Wayne is a founding Director of CoGEHPA. He is a professional well and bore hole driller who started his business, Can-America Drilling, in 1982. His company has drilled over 3,700 water wells throughout Colorado and more than 1 million feet of geoexchange boreholes for nearly 700 geo projects in an eight state region.
Paul Bony, Director of Residential Market Development, ClimateMaster, Montrose, Colorado
Paul has been in the geoexchange industry since the late 1980’s and has extensive hands-on experience in the ground source heat pump installation business. He has expertise in the promotion and market development of GHPs at the national, regional, and local level. Paul has managed the development of several innovative GHP financing tools including loop leas
es, a second mortgage “Co-Z Energy Plan” and a ground breaking Geo loop utility tariff. Paul has served on the Electric Power Research Institute’s Demand Side Management Advisory Committee, the Cooperative Research Network’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Advisory Group, the Board of the California Utility Energy Forum, and the Colorado GeoPowering the West state wide working group. He is an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) certified geoexchange trainer and serves on the IGSHPA Training Committee.
Mark Detsky, Dietze and Davis, P.C., Boulder, Colorado
Mark is an Associate Attorney whose practice involves matters related to water, energy and electricity, transactions, corporations and real property. Mark works with the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition in PUC matters related to energy efficiency dockets and rulemakings. His practice also involves legislative and policy work, corporate matters, public land matters, real estate/easement related matters and renewable energy and energy efficiency project development. Mark represents developers of renewable energy projects, governmental entities, private and non-profit corporations, as well as individuals.
Ron Ebencamp, Marketing Coordinator, Tri-State Generation and Transmisison Association, Denver, Colorado
Ron serves as Marketing Coordinator for Tri-State, which is a strong supporter of geoexchange systems because of their reliability, efficiency and energy savings that they offer to the rural electric consumer. He has served on the Advisory Group since CoGEHPA's inception in February, 2010.
Jack Major, President, Major Geothermal, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Jack is a founding Director of CoGEHPA. He is an IGSHPA accredited installer who also provides third party peer review for design, cost and feasibility on geoexchange projects. Jack is skilled at retrofiting existing buildings with geoexchange and trouble shooting problems with both new and old geo and HVAC systems. He works closely with the National Renewable Energy Lab and Colorado School of Mines on several projects, including GeoExchange Road Mapping and performance data collection.
Masami Nakagawa, Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Dr. Nakagawa is leading the effort to create geothermal programs at CSM and in Colorado. He was awarded funds from the Governor’s Energy Office to develop the course "Geothermal Energy" in collaboration with the School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland. In May of 2009, he created the Geothermal Academy with its main goal of becoming the focal institution that networks all existing and future geothermal programs. The Academy will help to increase the chance of a successful growth of geothermal energy production through EGS and energy conservation through direct use and applications of ground source heat pumps. He also holds a joint appointment with the National Renewable Energy Lab.