High-Performance, Energy-Efficient “Green” Heating Systems
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Overview of Systems to be Covered
High-performance, code-surpassing, condensing boilers
Air-source heat pumps
Ground-source heat pumps
Solar-assisted space heating
Condensing vs. Traditional Systems
Why condense and how to optimize condensing heating performance
Resetting water temperatures for peak operating efficiency
Right-sizing and condensing operation for peak efficiency
The value of a high turn-down ratio for peak efficiency
Parallel cascading operation vs lead-lag operation for peak efficiency
Report on results of study of field performance: lessons learned
Design Scenarios and Discussion
Retrofitting an existing hydronic system
Designing a hydronic system for new construction
Retrofitting an existing steam system to hydronic operation
• Relative efficiencies for steam and hydronic systems
Retrofitting with pellet-fired boiler systems
• Efficiency, operation and optimization
Heat pumps: how they work
COP (Coefficient of performance): measure of efficiency for heat pumps in heating mode
Performance in cold climates and COPs at different outside air temperatures
Understanding current heat pump rating systems and their limitations
Air-source and ground-source heat pumps
Air-to-air, water-to-air, and water-to-water systems
Split systems, mini-splits and ducted systems
Ground-Source Heat Pump Case Study
Water to air heat pumps
Temperature controls and scheduling
Air-Source Heat Pump Case Study
Indoor terminal equipment
Temperature controls and scheduling
Solar-Assisted Space Heating
Rooftop solar thermal panels
Radiant floor heat delivery system
Hot water storage tank
Round Up and Review
6.5 HSW Contact Hours(CEUs)
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 PDHs (MD Category A)
Building Performance Institute
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. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers, and this is a Category A event.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Activities approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and DC architects.
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, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Building Performance Institute has approved this event for 3.25 CEUs.
This course is designed for construction contractors but has not been submitted for contractor continuing education credit in any state.
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.
Bart Bales PE MSME
Principal and Professional Consulting Engineer at Bales Energy Associates in Massachusetts
Bales Energy Associates provides energy analysis, design, and implementation of high-performance, energy-efficient and renewable energy systems for buildings and facilities with an emphasis on a “whole-systems”, building science-based approach. Mr. Bales’ studies include detailed investigations and recommendations for temperature controls and building automation system optimization and improvement.
Bales Energy Associates provides study services for whole building energy analyses; high-performance mechanical design; and solar energy and wind energy systems analysis & design services. Mr. Bales is the principal of Bales Energy Associates and has effectively delivered energy engineering and HVAC design services for thirty years.
In recognition of the critical importance of heating systems in high-performance, energy-efficient, green buildings, Mr. Bales developed the following workshops:
High-Performance, Energy-Efficient ‘Green Heating’ Systems
Cold-Climate Heat Pumps, Pellet Boilers, & Other Renewable Thermal Heating Systems
Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits and Heat Pump Water Heaters
Mr. Bales is a registered professional mechanical engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. His energy analysis experience and expertise includes comprehensive facility energy audits and feasibility studies for energy efficiency measures; combined heat and power (cogeneration) systems, solar electric, solar thermal, and windpower systems.