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Presenter: Bart Bales, PE MSME

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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A Two-Day Webinar Series!

Day One Agenda - Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:00 am - 2:45 pm CDT (including a 15 min. break)
Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits, and Heat Pump Water Heaters

   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

Day Two Agenda - Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11:00 am - 2:45 pm CDT (including a 15 min. break)
Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits, and Heat Pump Water Heaters

   Utilizing Air-Source Heat Pumps for Space Heating
      • Proposed improvements to rating metrics for air-source heat pumps
      • New construction and retrofit case studies
      • Lessons learned
   Examining heat pump water heater performance 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
      • New construction and retrofit case studies
      • Lessons learned
   Pairing heat pumps with solar electric systems in net zero energy residences
   Roundup and review

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
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For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

     .7 CEUs (Energy)

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

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)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Bart Bales, PE MSME

Bart Bales, PE MSME is the Principal and 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 & design services. Mr. Bales is the principal of Bales Energy Associates and has effectively delivered energy engineering and HVAC design services for thirty 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: $199.00

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 Heaters

Delivery Method: Live Online

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.