Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

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

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 – 4:30 pm

Applying the Laws of Thermodynamics to Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) 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

      • Mini-grids

   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, Part 1

   Determining loop type

   Making heat loss calculations

   Sizing the unit

   Sizing the loop

   Writing a request for proposal (RFP)

   Writing a driller specification

   HS2 hydronic design software

Choosing System Type

   Distributed GHPs or chiller plants

   Basic components of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems:

   Pumps, condesor 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


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs
Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs
     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Building Performance Institute for 3.25 CEUs.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey(Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This program offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. 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.


Jay Egg CMC

Founder and President of EggGeothermal in Florida
After serving in the US Navy nuclear power field, Jay Egg began a career in mechanical design engineering and contracting in 1990, and founded EggGeothermal in Florida to provide HVAC solutions to the public. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Mr. Egg wrote two books for McGraw-Hill Education, and Sustainable HVAC entered into a new age of acceptance. Mr. Egg currently focuses his professional efforts as a renewable energy expert on renewable and sustainable energy, solar energy and geothermal exchange implementation. Among his clients are international, federal, state and local governments; developers; associations; and private entities. Mr. Egg is a voting member on the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGHSPA) Advocacy Committee, the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Technical and the Uniform Mechanical Code Committee (UMC) for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Professionals (IAPMO). He is a training and curriculum writer/facilitator for IGSHPA and for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a technical adviser to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Province of Ontario, Canada on renewable heating and cooling.