Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Technology and Applications
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 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
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
Domestic hot water options
Geothermal swimming pool heaters
Evaluating the Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Incentives to use geothermal
Calculating savings and cost
Tax credits, incentives and rebates
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Maintaining Geothermal Systems
Performing routine maintenance on GHPs
Loop maintenance (automatic or periodic)
6.5 HSW Contact Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
Building Performance Institute
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.