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Presenter: Don Steeby

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

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

Part 2, Friday, August 21, 2020
11:00 am – 3:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

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

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:
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CE Hours 
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .7 CEUs (Energy)

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).


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: $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 for Energy Efficiency

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the science and technology of air-source heat pumps that are capable of providing heating and cooling with efficient and lower cost to residential owners and/or occupants.

Learning Objectives:

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

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the components, operation, efficiencies and economics of heat pumps, including those used for air-source, water-source, and ground-source systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to size and determine locations for exterior and interior air-source heat pumps and discuss wiring and control options.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the technology of "mini-split" systems, their appropriate applications, and how they differ from ducted systems.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to describe how air-source heat pumps can be integrated with other HVAC systems to increase performance and efficiency.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HVAC systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/29/2023

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.