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Presenter: John P. Ciovacco

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

Friday, October 30, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Break:                                 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm EDT



Regional Energy and Climate Initiatives Favoring Heat Pumps

   Buildings’ green house gas contribution
   Regional energy and environmental goals, policies and laws
   Building electrification impacts to regulated utilities
      • Electric utilities
      • Natural gas utilities
   Important trends from recent utility rate cases


Introduction to Electric Heat Pumps

   A brief history of heat pumps (not a new technology)
   Major types of heat pumps
      • Air source, ground source and water source
   How a heat pump works
   Operating cost comparisons with conventional systems
   How to calculate annual carbon and site energy savings


Focus on Refrigerants Used in Heat Pumps

   Understanding global warming potential of refrigerants
   What comes around goes around
   Today’s commonly used refrigerants
   Next generation refrigerants: pros and cons
   Phase outs and regulations related to refrigerants


Design Principles for Heat Pump Systems

   Importance of hourly energy modeling
   Selecting the best type of heat pump and distribution system
   Impact of building envelope and ventilation upgrades
   Required formation thermal conductivity (FTC) testing
   The magic of simultaneous heating and cooling
   Electrical requirements, rate structures and grid impacts


District Thermal Infrastructure as an Alternative to Natural Gas

   Three (3) conditions favoring a district approach
   Thermal energy sources, sinks, and storage
   Why campuses will lead the way
   Issues of ground loop ownership and regulation
   Ground loop utility models / existing and projected


Pulling It All Together

   Incentives and financing available for heat pump systems
   Training and workforce development opportunities
   Yes – heat pumps are ready!
   No – heat pumps are not ready!



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
  • Certified Financial Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Certified Planners
     CM | 6.5

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Energy)



Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

This course is approved by the American Planner Association AICP for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

John P. Ciovacco

John P. Ciovacco is the President of Aztech Geothermal, LLC., an engineering driven heat pump design, installation and consulting company based in New York’s Capital Region. While running Aztech Geothermal, he often serves as a resource to building owners, developers, construction companies, engineers, architects and investors regarding the latest renewable and energy efficiency technologies, government incentives and financing options. He also chairs the educational sessions at NY-GEO’s annual heat pump conference which is widely regarded as the largest and most comprehensive in the nation. He has been a registered party to seven public utility rate cases (i.e., National Grid [Upstate], Central Hudson, O&R, ConEd, National Grid [Long Island], NYSEG/RG&E, and Corning Gas) representing the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) as a board member. Recently he was appointed to the Department of Public Service’s Strategic Advisory Group for Building Electrification to help guide policy and regulations needed to meet energy and climate goals for NYS. He is an IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Contractor, and a Certified Green Professional with the NAHB. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.

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: Are Heat Pumps Ready to Replace Fossil Fuels in Buildings?

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines heat pump technology, types of heat pumps, how heat pumps work, design principles for heat pump systems, and district thermal infrastructure as an alternative to natural gas.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss buildings green house gas contributions and regional energy and environmental goals, policies, and laws.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the three types of heat pumps and how they work, and they will be able to compare operating cost with conventional systems and calculate annual carbon and site energy savings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify commonly used refrigerants in heat pumps and their global warming potential. They will be able to discuss the pros and cons of the next generation of refrigerants.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe design considerations for heat pump systems, including the best type of system, building envelope and ventilation upgrades, required formation thermal conductivity testing, and electrical requirements, rate structures and grid impacts.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss the conditions favoring district thermal infrastructure as an alternative to natural gas, and they will be able to explain in which ways heat pumps are and are not completely ready to replace fossil fuels in buildings.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HVAC systems and heat pump technology

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/15/2023

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.