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Presenter: Jay Egg

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Log into Webinar:                8:30 - 9:00 am CDT
Morning Session:                9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Break:                                 1:00 - 1:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm CDT

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
   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)
   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

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.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

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).


Jay Egg

Founder and Consultant with Egg Geothermal

After serving in the US Navy nuclear power field, Mr. Egg began a career in mechanical design engineering & contracting in 1990, and 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 & 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.

Egg Geothermal 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 adviser 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

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 Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture course covers the how the laws of thermaldynamics apply to geothermal heat pumps, earth loop systems, design of geothermal systems, system type selection, the benefits of geothermal systems, and geothermal system maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe geothermal heat pump theory, including how the laws of thermal dynamics apply to geothermal heat pumps, the refrigeration cycle, calculating heating and cooling loads, how comfort is measured, and efficiency.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the benefits of geothermal heat pump systems, including performance, cost savings, environmental advantages, and available incentives.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how site conditions impact geothermal heat pump design, including site topography, soil conductivity, and site usage.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate closed loop systems and open loop systems, determine which system is appropriate for particular projects, size the unit and the loop, make heat loss calculations, write a Request for Proposal, and write driller specifications.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with HVAC systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/06/2022

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.