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

   Air-source heat pumps, mini-splits, and ducted units for space heating
   Heat pump water heaters and air-source heat pumps for domestic hot water

Understanding How Heat Pumps Work

   Heat pump process cycle, terminology, and measures of performance
   COP (coefficient of performance)
   Performance in cold climates
   Air-to-air and air-to-water systems

Utilizing Air-Source Heat Pumps for Space Heating

   Cold-climate air-source heat pumps
   Products and manufacturers
   Examples and case studies
   Air-source heat pumps in commercial and residential use
   Proposed improvements to rating metrics for air-source heat pumps
   New construction and retrofit case studies
   Lessons learned

Examining Heat Pump Water Heater Performance & Air-Source Heat Pumps
for Domestic Hot Water

   High-performance equipment options and recent developments
   Heat pump water heaters
   Products and manufacturers
   Examples and case studies
   Heat pump water heaters in residential use
   New construction and retrofit case studies
   Lessons learned

Examining Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

   Products and manufacturers
   Examples and case studies
   Air-to-water heaters in residential use in new construction and retrofit case studies
   Lessons learned

Pairing Heat Pumps with Solar Electric Systems
in Net Zero Energy Residences
Roundup and Review 


Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for 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)).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit to view complete AIA/ CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It is not approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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.