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Presenter: Jay Egg

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Seminar Location: Online

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Thermodynamic Basics of Geothermal Systems
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

   Applying the laws of thermodynamics to HVAC systems

   Understanding the refrigeration cycle

   Calculating heating and cooling loads

   The effect of air flow and insulation

   How comfort is measured

   Understanding efficiency

Understanding Earth Loop Systems
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:30 - 2:00 PM CDT

   The hidden assets of geothermal technologies

   Solar energy in the Earth

   Architecture of closed loop systems

      • Horizontal ground loops

      • Vertical ground loops

      • Direct exchange systems

      • Thermal load sharing

      • Mini-grids

   Applications for open loop (Class V Thermal Exchange) systems

      • Single well

      • Two-well systems

   Evaluating topography

   Measuring soil conductivity

   Environments for ground-loop systems: beneath yards, 
      fields,parking lots, and buildings

Choosing and Designing Geothermal Systems
Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

   Distributed GHPs or chiller plants

   Basic components of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems:

   Pumps, condenser water piping, heat pump, heat exchanger

   Forced air systems

   Hydronic systems

   Domestic hot water options

   Geothermal swimming pool heaters

   Determining loop type

   Making heat loss calculations

   Sizing the unit

   Sizing the loop

   Writing a request for proposal (RFP)

   Writing a driller specification

   HS2 hydronic design software

Evaluating and Maintaining Geothermal Systems
Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:30 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Incentives to use geothermal

   Geothermal utilities

   Measuring performance

   Calculating savings and cost

   Environmental benefits

   Tax credits, incentives and rebates

   Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

   Performing routine maintenance on GHPs

   Loop maintenance (automatic or periodic)

   Pump maintenance/monitoring

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     5.5 HSW CE Hours

     5.5 HSW LUs

     5.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of continuing education hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana (Provider No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Jay Egg

Founder and Consultant with Egg Geothermal

Mr. Egg founded Egg Geothermal in 1990 to provide renewable energy systems to the public. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Mr. Egg wrote two books for McGraw-Hill Education, and Egg Geothermal entered into a new age of acceptance. Mr. Egg currently focuses his professional efforts as a renewable energy expert on renewable and sustainable energy, and on solar and geothermal exchange implementation. Among his clients are international, federal, state and local governments; developers; associations; and private entities. Egg Geothermal is a training and curriculum facilitator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the “Geothermal Workshop Series,” serving the GeoExchange Organization/American Ground Water Trust and the National Ground Water Association.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $275.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.