By, Doug Carruthers
LoopLink is the 2011 showcase award winner for “outstanding product innovation” in software for Comfortech 2011. LoopLink’s superior capability and ease of use for residential/light commercial geothermal system design were recognized above a wide array of different software products at this general HVAC conference. With other software packages ranging from fleet trackers for contractors to manufacturer loop design software and some really amazing web based system control tools for the judges to choose from, we are proud of our achievement amidst so many strong examples of HVAC software.
|Ryan Carda, Jared Horn and Doug Carruthers|
The conference took place in the beautiful city of Indianapolis right near the canal, NCAA headquarters/Hall of Champions and the Indiana State Museum… oh and Lucas Oil Stadium. As a fringe benefit for the exhibitors this year, we were allowed on the field to try our hands (and feet) at kicking field goals and throwing passes. We even got to have our pictures taken with the Lombardi Trophy (not too shabby of a night.)
Of course the conference wasn’t all fun and games. As our first time attending this show we weren’t quite sure what to expect from a more general HVAC conference. We are used to conferences like IGSHPA where geothermal is the focus not just one of many HVAC options but this year’s show was particularly welcoming for the geo crowd thanks in part to ClimateMaster who put together a complete ‘Geo Day’ that filled up in no time flat.
Geo-Connections’ Ryan Carda and Green Energy Solutions owner/operator Eric Jones, put together a very well received presentation entitled “10 Tips For Selling Geothermal Systems”. We plan on putting this together in the next couple of weeks as a white paper for our users. We will send out an email when it is ready to go.
Keep an eye out for an upcoming video interview with Ryan Carda about LoopLink on the conference floor. It was his first time on camera (aside from the Geothermal Designer Boot Camp we put on through HeatSpring) so it felt something like this…