Geothermal Heating and Cooling Webinar Series
Thermodynamic Basics of Geothermal Systems
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
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
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:30 – 2:00 PM CST
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
Choosing and Designing Geothermal Systems
Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Distributed GHPs or chiller plants
Basic components of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems:
Pumps, condenser water piping, heat pump, heat exchanger
Forced air systems
Domestic hot water options
Geothermal swimming pool heaters
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
Evaluating and Maintaining Geothermal Systems
Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM CST
Incentives to use geothermal
Calculating savings and cost
Tax credits, incentives and rebates
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Performing routine maintenance on GHPs
Loop maintenance (automatic or periodic)
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.
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5.5 HSW CE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer and architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning and acceptance of non-HSW coursework for architects for some of the webinars. See each webinar listing for offered credits.
HalfMoon Education is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Provider J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under each course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA/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. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and 79-1.5(i)(2)).
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the Aerial Mapping Technologies and Procedures webinars. The available CECs are indicated for each webinar offering.
Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end of each webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.
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.