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 pm – 4:30 pm
Geothermal Heat Pumps and Indoor Thermal Comfort
Understanding the refrigeration cycle
The effect of air flow and insulation
How comfort is measured
Understanding Earth Loop Systems
Architecture of closed loop systems
Horizontal ground loops
Vertical ground loops
Applications for open loop systems
• Single well
• Two-well systems
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
Alternate geothermal designs
Choosing System Components
Basic components of geothermal heat pump systems:
Pump, compressor, heat exchanger
Forced air systems
Domestic hot water options
Evaluating the Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Incentives to use geothermal
• Calculating savings and cost
• Environmental benefits
• Tax credits, incentives and rebates
Maintaining Geothermal Systems
Performing routine maintenance
6.5 HSW Contact Hours (PDHs)
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)
Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Nebraska and surrounding states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Nebraska.
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, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has been submitted to any state contractor licensing board for continuing education credit.
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.
Dakota Geo Consultant, LLC
Mr. Crawford is a consultant and contractor specializing in drilling, geothermal batteries, geothermal design and geothermal development. He has 40 years of experience in drilling, and over 23 years of experience in geothermal design and construction. He has designed and constructed horizontal and vertical ground heat exchangers, and his alternative designs include pond loop, single well pump-and-dump, thermal battery, and solar-assisted ground source heat pump configurations. He has designed and constructed geothermal systems in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Canada, and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Crawford has worked in the water development industry since 1976.