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Presenter: Jay Egg

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Ronkonkoma, NY

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport
5000 Express Drive South
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: 631-612-5000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Applying the Laws of Thermodynamics to Geothermal
Heat Pumps (GHPs) and Indoor Thermal Comfort

   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

   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

Designing Geothermal Systems

   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

Choosing System Type

   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

Evaluating the Benefits of Geothermal Systems

   Incentives to use geothermal 
   Geothermal utilities
   Measuring performance
   Calculating savings and cost
   Environmental benefits
   Tax credits, incentives and rebates
   Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
   State-based legislation

Maintaining Geothermal Systems

   Performing routine maintenance on GHPs
   Loop maintenance (automatic or periodic)
   Pump maintenance/monitoring

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700). HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. 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.


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: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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