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Presenter: Jay Egg

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lexington, KY

Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North
775 Newtown Court
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-253-4646

This seminar is closed or full.


This seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133338/geothermal-heating-and-cooling-technology-and-applications-seminar/online

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 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 and the loop
   Writing a request for proposal (RFP) and 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
  • Other

Professional Engineers
     6.5 HSW PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Master & Journeyman
HVAC Licensees

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 continuing professional hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses for engineers are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.

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.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building and Construction for HVAC course approval for Master and Journeyman HVAC licensees. The application is under review. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for updates on this 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.


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, solar and geothermal exchange implementation. Among his clients are international, federal, state and local governments, developers, associations, and private entities.

EggGeothermal is a voting member on the IGHSPA Advocacy Committee, the Uniform Solar Energy & Hydronics Technical & the Uniform Mechanical Code Committee for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Professionals (IAPMO); training and curriculum writer/facilitator for IGSHPA and for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and past technical advisor to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) & the Province of Ontario, Canada on renewable heating and cooling.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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: 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 Objectives: 

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

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.