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2024 Top Jobs Application

The Top Job Competition presented byGeoStar has been an integral part of the NY-GEO annual conference since its inception in 2015. Its objective is to highlight and recognize the incredible skill, talent, and creative imagination that exists in geothermal system designers and installers.

We are thrilled to announce that in 2024  we will be recognizing and awarding three winners, one each, in the categories of:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Drilling

Why Apply? Top Jobs provides an opportunity for us to learn about the latest advancements in geothermal technology. How it is being implemented in a wide range of building types and applications and showcasing the benefits of geothermal systems, from their energy efficiency and cost-savings to their positive impact on the environment.

Top Jobs submissions should highlight geothermal heating and cooling project(s), that include:

  • Ingenuity
  • Efficiency
  • Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Financial
  • Obstacles Overcome

Top Jobs projects allows the geothermal industry to communicate to those outside the industry including policymakers the variety of ways this technology can be applied, especially in situations where daunting challenges seem impossible to overcome and yet they are.

Please share your Top Jobs project that will inspires, motivates and explores the possibilities of geothermal energy.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Top Jobs Criteria 

When evaluating each project, the judges will use the following criteria:


  • Design incorporates a holistic approach to cover all the needs of the project
  • Design takes balancing of the heating and cooling load into account
  • Design incorporates the use of other systems, such as circulation fans, ERV Units, etc.
  • Innovation of drilling and heat distribution

Efficiency: Measures taken to reduce parasitic power consumption such as:

  • Use of High-Efficiency Equipment (variable speed units) - Fan Power (ECM, low static pressure Ductwork, etc.)
  • Pumping Power(VFD Pumps, low-pressure drop in loop field and distribution piping, etc.)


  • Quality of Materials used
  • Measures taken to ensure high-quality install


  • Performance Monitoring
  • Remote Access to Heat pump Controls and Settings-Remote Access to Thermostats for “Building Owner”


  • Innovative financing-Return on investment
  • LMI affordability

Obstacles Overcome

  • Space constraints
  • Convincing and gaining support

2024 Top Jobs Application Form 

To enter, please complete the form found at this LINK.

2024 Top Jobs Slide Deck Template

Please review Top-Job_RULES-2024

Need to Know Dates:
-Application Submission Deadline: October 1
-Finalists Selected: October 15
-Awards at NY-GEO 2024 NYC

Send all support documentation to
Subject Line: Top Jobs 2024 Support Documentation.

Have Questions? Reach out to Joanne Coons
(518) 522-3173

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