About Terraclime Geothermal
Terraclime Geothermal designs and installs geothermal energy harvesting solutions that harness the earth's natural ground temperature to provide clean, safe, efficient and economical heating, cooling and hot water for homes and businesses. Our company has been an active, vital and committed corporate advocate of sustainable development and environmental stewardship for over 25 years.
We are proud of what we have accomplished – with examples of our world class system installations throughout the eastern United States - from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to the west to luxurious lodges in remote wilds of the Mississippi River Valley, and up north to vacation homes in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
We are not a drilling company – yet we have drilled over a thousand wells throughout the northeast during the last 25 years. We are not a mechanical company, yet we count licensed and certified technicians and professional engineers among our employee-owners. And we are not a contracting company, yet we are proud to have BPI-certified envelope specialists and licensed contractors in our ranks.
We are a team of unified professional specialists committed to making a difference, one successful project, one satisfied client at a time. We are Building Energy Independence.TM
Daniel W. Felten, PE, LSP, LEP
Chief Technical Officer
Dan has more than 25 years of experience and has been with ECS since 1999. He is an ECS Principal and Chief Technical Officer. His project experience includes site investigation and remediation for petroleum and solvent releases, compliance/management for petroleum and industrial facilities, and the design and installation of geothermal systems. Dan is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and North Carolina; a Licensed Site Professional in Massachusetts; and a Licensed Environmental Professional in Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and is a Certified Geoexchange Designer (in training), a Certified Energy Manager (in training), and a Certified DX System Installer Dan’s many publications include “Surfactant Enhanced High Intensity Targeted (HIT) Remediation,” which was presented at the National Ground Water Association’s Conference on Remediation in New Orleans, LA.
Sam E. Johnston II
Geothermal Program Manager
Sam has over 31 years of consulting experience and serves as the Geothermal Program Manager for Terraclime. As a geothermal veteran, Sam realizes that customer satisfaction and optimal system performance go hand in hand. Sam has a thorough understanding of earth energy harvesting, building envelope analysis and specific HVAC installation techniques to support geothermal energy systems.
Sam has installed numerous geothermal systems for residential and light commercial alternative energy processing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and is widely regarded as a leading professional in the geothermal industry. His featured article entitled "The Utility Syndrome" was published in Communications Week, with subsequent publication in the Wall Street Journal.
Frank R. Biancardi
Geothermal Technologist-Board of Advisors
Frank spent more than 40
yrs at United Technologies Research Center working with and developing
advanced products for the various divisions, including P&W, Carrier,
and Hamilton Sundstrand. He was the lead executive for UTRC in securing
and conducting federally-funded, jointly-conducted programs for
these divisions in the fields of Alternative Energy using Solar Energy
to produce efficient small Power Generation, Waste Heat recovery,
Geothermal power, and Advanced HVAC systems. Several of these systems
are currently United Technologies products. Mr. Biancardi has more
than a dozen patents to his credit and is the author of more than
50 papers and journal articles. He has extensive experience and knowledge
in advanced refrigerants, heat transfer, compressors, motors and
Frank graduated with High Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. He received his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he studied under Prof. Louis London, co-author of the text book "Compact Heat Exchangers" by Kays and London.
John B. McVey
Geothermal Technologist-Board of Advisors
John McVey received degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The latter degree, awarded in 1968, was an ScD. in M.E. with a specialty in Fluid Mechanics.
Dr. McVey was employed by the United Technology Research Center from 1956 through 1995. His specialty was in the design of low emission combustion systems for Pratt & Whitney's aircraft and industrial engines. He served as manager of Aerothermal Technology from 1990 to 1995.
He was the organizer of jbSciences, LLC in 1995, which contracted with United Technologies in the areas of low-emission combustion and active combustion control.
In 2000, he became one of the founding members of CTA LLC, a consulting engineering company engaged in the analysis of system performance and the economics of distributed energy systems based on microturbine technology.
Dr. McVey has published approximately 20 technical papers and reports. He holds five patents in the field of Low-NOx combustion systems.