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Presenter: Bart Bales, PE MSME

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Tarrytown, NY

Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 914-631-5700

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Overview of Systems to be Covered

   Air-source heat pumps, mini-splits, and ducted units for 
      space heating 
   Heat pump water heaters and air-source heat pumps for 
      domestic hot water

Understanding How Heat Pumps Work

   Heat pump process cycle, terminology, and measures of performance 
   COP (coefficient of performance) 
   Performance in cold climates 
   Air-to-air and air-to-water systems

Utilizing Air-Source Heat Pumps for Space Heating

   Cold-climate air-source heat pumps 
   Products and manufacturers 
   Examples and case studies 
   Air-source heat pumps in commercial and residential use 
   Proposed improvements to rating metrics for air-source heat pumps 
   New construction and retrofit case studies 
   Lessons learned

Examining Heat Pump Water Heater Performance & 
Air-Source Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

   High-performance equipment options and recent developments 
   Heat pump water heaters 
   Products and manufacturers 
   Examples and case studies 
   Heat pump water heaters in residential use 
   New construction and retrofit case studies 
   Lessons learned

Examining Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

   Products and manufacturers 
   Examples and case studies 
   Air-to-water heaters in residential use in new construction 
      and retrofit case studies 
   Lessons learned

Pairing Heat Pumps with Solar Electric Systems in 
Net Zero Energy Residences

Roundup and Review

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to 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.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA information under this course listing.

Courses for New York engineers offered by sponsors recognized, and courses approved by, the American Institute of Architects are considered approved if they contribute to the development and maintenance of professional knowledge in approved subject areas.

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.


Bart Bales, PE MSME

Principal, Professional Consulting Engineer at Bales Energy Associates in Massachusetts

Bales Energy Associates provides energy analysis, design, and implementation of high- performance, energy-efficient and renewable energy systems for buildings and facilities with an emphasis on a “whole-systems,” building science-based approach. Mr. Bales’ studies include detailed investigations and recommendations for temperature controls and building automation system optimization and improvement.

Bales Energy Associates provides study services for whole building energy analyses, high-performance mechanical design, and solar energy and wind energy systems analysis, and design services. Mr. Bales is the principal of Bales Energy Associates, and he has effectively delivered energy engineering and HVAC design services for 30 years.

In recognition of the critical importance of heating systems in high-performance, energy-efficient, green buildings, Mr. Bales developed the following workshops:

High-Performance, Energy-Efficient ‘Green Heating’ Systems

Cold-Climate Heat Pumps, Pellet Boilers, & Other Renewable Thermal Heating Systems

Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits and Heat Pump Water Heaters

Mr. Bales is a registered professional mechanical engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. His energy analysis experience and expertise includes comprehensive facility energy audits and feasibility studies for energy efficiency measures; combined heat and power (cogeneration) systems; and solar electric, solar thermal, and windpower systems.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits, and Heat Pumps Water Heaters.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines the technology, advantages, applications, and efficiency of air-source heat pumps in cold climates.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the components of air-to-air and air-to water heat pump systems and calculate the coefficient of performance for heat pump systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify appropriate applications for using air-source heat pumps for space heating in residential and commercial settings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to evaluate heat pump water heater performance for new residential and retrofit applications.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to consider the efficiency of, and applications for, air-to-water heat pumps for new construction and retrofit applications.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with HVAC systems.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/24/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.