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Slager becomes Certified GeoExchange Designer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
Dec. 4, 2014

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291
dberry@hanson-inc.com

Slager becomes Certified GeoExchange Designer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Matthew Slager, P.E., CGD, LEED AP®, the chief mechanical engineer at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield, Ill., headquarters, became a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD), which is granted by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

According to the AEE, the CGD program recognizes “professionals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness in applying the principles and practices of geothermal heat pump design and related disciplines.” The program also aims “to raise the professional standards within the field, and to encourage those involved in the design process through a continuing education program of professional development.” The certification is sponsored by the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium. The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association provides training for the CGD.

Slager joined Hanson in 2010 and provides mechanical engineering design for a variety of projects for government, education, commercial and health-care facilities and data centers. As the chief mechanical engineer, he leads Hanson’s group of mechanical engineers and designers on technical issues. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa, Illinois and New York and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional (LEED AP). He is a member of ASHRAE and a board member of the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.

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