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 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 measuredUnderstanding 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
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
Domestic hot water options
Geothermal swimming pool heaters
Evaluating the Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Incentives to use geothermal
Calculating savings and cost
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)
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW PDHs/CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 PDHs/ continuing professional hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses for engineers are not subject to preapproval in Kansas.
This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It is not approved by any state licensing entity for contractor continuing education credit.
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.
Founder and Consultant with Egg Geothermal
After serving in the US Navy nuclear power field, Mr. Egg began a career in mechanical design engineering and contracting in 1990, and he founded Egg Geothermal in Florida to provide HVAC solutions to the public. He currently focuses his professional efforts as a renewable energy expert on geothermal energy utility efforts, solar/geothermal exchange implementation, and aquifer-related environmental issues, permitting, feasibility and variances or special permitting such as utility-scale geothermal exchange systems. Using down-to-earth learning patterns, Mr. Egg provides technical validation and insightful speaking and training engagements. Among his clients are international, federal, state and local governments, developers, associations, and private entities. Mr. Egg has written two books for McGraw-Hill Education.
Mr. Egg is a voting member on the IGHSPA Advocacy Committees and the Uniform Solar Energy, and Hydronics Technical & the Uniform Mechanical Code Committee for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Professionals (IAPMO). Mr. Egg is a training and curriculum writer/facilitator for IGSHPA and for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and past technical adviser to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Province of Ontario, Canada on renewable heating and cooling.
|Online Tuition (pre-registration):
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.
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Course Title: Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Technology and Applications
Delivery Method: Live
Course Description: This 6.5-hour live lecture presentation examines the application of thermodynamics to understanding geothermal heat pumps and indoor thermal comfort, earth loop system earth loop systems, designing geothermal systems, selecting a system type, the benefits of geothermal systems, and maintaining them.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe how the laws of thermodynamics apply to HVAC systems and how geothermal systems operate to provide indoor comfort without reliance on the consumption of fossil fuels.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to distinguish between closed and open geothermal loop systems and identify the criteria for selecting which system is best suited to a particular project site.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the process of designing a geothermal system, including sizing and siting the system, and they will be able to determine explain the difference between forced air and hydronic systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling systems, including environmental advantages over traditional systems, cost savings, increased performance, tax credits, and incentives and rebates.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Understanding of HVAC systems
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/06/2023
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