Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:15 pm
Overview of Systems to be Covered
Air-source heat pumps
Ground-source heat pumps
Condensing boilers and furnaces
Solar-assisted space heating and domestic hot water
Heat Pumps Overview
How they work: heat pump process cycle, terminology, measures of performance
COP (coefficient of performance)
Performance in cold climates
Air-source and ground-source heat pumps
Water-to-air, water-to-water, and air-to-water systems
Air-Source Heat Pump Performance
Cold-climate air-source heat pumps
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump technology
Split systems, mini-splits, and ducted systems
Capacity as a function of outside air temperature
Air-to-air and air-to-water heat pumps
Outdoor condenser and indoor terminal equipment
Examples and case studies
Proposed improvements to rating metrics for air-source heat pumps
Regional cold climate system specifications
Results from air-source heat pump performance studies
Air-source heat pumps in commercial and residential use
Ground-Source Heat Pump Performance
Ground-source and ground water heat pump configurations for cold climates
Closed loop, open loop, and standing column heat pump systems
High-performance equipment options and recent developments
Water-to-air and water-to-water heat pumps
Commercial and residential examples and studies
The importance of controls and control strategies on optimized energy performance
Combustion-Based Heating Systems
Boiler technology fundamentals and operations
How to optimize heating performance
Different rules for different boiler technologies
The importance of resetting water temperatures based upon load
The importance of right-sizing boiler stages for optimal operation
Biomass Boilers Performance
Modern, microprocessor-controlled wood-pellet boilers
Equipment and case studies
Vacuum and augur-fed pellet systems
Ash management and disposal systems
Microprocessor-based boiler controls
Inside the pellet boiler
Efficiency and the effects of ratings based on higher or lower heating values of fuel
Case studies and examples for institutional facilities
Solar-Assisted Domestic Hot Water & Space Heating Performance
Solar domestic hot water systems:
Steam-back, closed loop and drain-back solar thermal system configurations
Rooftop solar thermal panels, hot water storage and radiant floor heat delivery systems
New construction - residential solar thermal space heating systems
Round-Up and Review
Who Should Attend
6.0 HSW Contact Hours
6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
Building Performance Institute
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education/contact hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers in all states.
HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).
The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.0 CEUs for the completion of this seminar.
This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Bart Bales, PE MSME
Principal, Professional Consulting Engineer at Bales Energy Associates in Massachusetts
Mr. Bales provides energy engineering consulting systems for buildings and facilities using a “whole-system,” building science-based approach. Services include energy analysis, design, and implementation of high-performance, energy-efficient and renewable energy systems.
His company, Bales Energy Associates (BEA), is a state-wide provider under the Facility & Energy Manager Program of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management. BEA is one of four firms providing services under the renewable thermal consultant of the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources. BEA also provides services for various utility energy incentive programs, as well for private customers.
Mr. Bales has effectively delivered energy engineering and HVAC design services for 29 years. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont and has a national NCEES PE file. Mr. Bales has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
His engineering experience includes facility energy studies for efficiency measures, cogeneration systems, solar electric, solar thermal, and windpower systems. Mr. Bales has developed and codified energy analysis methodologies. He has developed trainings on heating systems, solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, daylighting lighting controls, facility energy audits and other subjects.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.