Video: Burying Mistakes

Wednesday, March 1, 2017




Industry leader, Lisa Meline, P.E. shares a cautionary tale about what happens when geothermal designers trust but don’t verify. A failure analysis of a system points to a design that was sound in principle but not properly overseen during installation. The result was of course an expensive analysis and repair that could have been avoided.

About the Presenter

Lisa Meline, P.E.
Meline Engineering

Ms. Meline is principal engineer and owner of Meline Engineering. She has 25 years of mechanical engineering experience and over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.

Ms. Meline is a licensed professional engineer in four western states and a Certified Geoexchange Designer. She is Standards Sub-committee Chair for ASHRAE TC6.8, Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications, Chair of IGSHPA’s Standards Committee, and recently served as Special Expert on the IAPMO Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Technical Committee.

Ms. Meline is an ASME Fellow and one of the founders of the California Geothermal Heat Pump Association.