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Presenter: Don Steeby

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Webinar Instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am

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

Break:                                 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Air-Source Heat Pump Science and Technology

   Understanding the refrigeration cycle
   Principles of heat transfer
   How comfort is measured
   Understanding efficiency

Air-Source Heat Pump Efficiency, Economics and Operations

   Components and operation of heat pumps:
      air-source, water-source and ground-source
   Heating operation in subfreezing conditions
   Integrating heat pumps with existing heating systems

System Sizing and Components

   Making heat loss calculations
   Sizing and locating of exterior and interior units
   Duct systems
   Refrigerant lines
   Wiring and controls

Mini-Split Systems

   How mini-splits differ from ducted systems
   Applications for mini-split systems
   Sizing and locating exterior and interior units

Integrating Heat Pumps with Other Energy-Efficiency Measures

   Heat pump economics
   Measuring performance
   Calculating savings and cost
   Integrating heat pumps with other HVAC systems

Heat Pump Case Studies

   New construction
   Existing buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view 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.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval

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.


Don Steeby

Professor at Grand Rapids Community College

Mr. Steeby is a professor of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at Grand Rapids Community College. He has taught full time with GRCC since 2007. He has also taught as an adjunct professor for Ferris State University in Construction Management. He received his bachelor of science degree in HVAC/R Applied Technology from Ferris State University, and his master’s degree in Career and Technical Education also from Ferris State University.

Mr. Steeby has worked in the HVAC field since 1985. He has held positions in many areas of the industry including installation, service, sales, and project management. Mr. Steeby has worked for a local manufacturer of HVAC equipment for over five years, and he was employed by Honeywell for 11 years.

He holds a mechanical contractor’s license with the State of Michigan, and he has several nationally-recognized certifications including installation and service of geothermal equipment with North American Technician Excellence (NATE). He is also a certified trainer and installer of geothermal heat pumps through the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA). Mr. Steeby has been actively involved in the geothermal industry for many years including writing software to size loop links and working on several commercial geothermal installations. In 2011, he published his book Alternative Energy – Sources and Systems through Cengage Learning which includes chapters on geothermal 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 for Energy Efficiency

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines air-source heat pump science and technology, heat-pump efficiency, economics and operations, system sizing and components, mini-split systems, integrating heat pumps with other energy-efficient measures.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of heat transfer, the refrigeration cycle. how indoor air comfort is measured, and how efficiency is determines.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to distinguish air-source, water-source, and ground-source heat pumps and compare their performance in sub-freezing conditions.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to integrate heat pump HVAC system technologies with existing heating systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to use heat loss calculations to determine air-source heat pump sizing and component determinations.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to differentiate min-splits differ from ducted systems and when they make a better choice for project owners.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with HVAC systems.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/16/2023

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.