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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 and 
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 Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in most states. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

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. They also provide solar energy and wind energy systems analysis and design services. Mr. Bales is the principal of Bales Energy Associates and 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, solar electric, solar thermal, and windpower systems.

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: Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits, and Heat Pump Water Heater

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines how heat pumps work, how air-source heat pumps provide space heating, heat pump water heater technology, air-to-water heat pumps for domestic hot water, and pairing heat pumps with solar electrical systems in net-zero energy residences.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the space heating principles, applications, and technology of air-source heat pumps.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how air-source heat pumps reduce occupants/owners' carbon footprint and how they can be paired with solar electric systems to achieve net-zero energy goals.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to differentiate air-source and air-to-water heat pump technology and performance for domestic hot water.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to address air-source heat pump performance concerns for space heating in cold climate environments.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HVAC and water heating systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/18/2022

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.