Agenda

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)

 

Presented by:
Jay Egg, CMC

Agenda
Applying the Laws of Thermodynamics to Geothermal Heat Pumps 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 efficiency

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
• Mini-grids
Applications for open loop (Class V Thermal Exchange)systems
• Single well
• Two-well systems
Evaluating topography
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 and 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, condenser water piping, heat pump, heat exchanger
Forced air systems
Hydronic systems
Domestic hot water options
Geothermal swimming pool heaters

Evaluating the Benefits of Geothermal Systems
Incentives to use geothermal
Geothermal utilities
Measuring performance
Calculating savings and cost
Environmental benefits
Tax credits, incentives and rebates
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
State based legislation

Maintaining Geothermal Systems
Performing routine maintenance on GHPs
Loop maintenance (automatic or periodic)
Pump maintenance/monitoring

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

Architects:
6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Technology, Applications, and Economics
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

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.

Jared Rodriguez

Principal at Emergent Urban Concepts and Trustee at the Village of Sleepy Hollow, NY
Mr. Rodriguez consults with municipalities, state agencies, private business and organizations on policy, sustainability, decarbonization, technology, placemaking, transportation, zoning, planning and development. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Technology, Applications, and Economics

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture course covers the how the laws of thermodynamics apply to geothermal heat pumps, earth loop systems, design of geothermal systems, system type selection, the benefits of geothermal systems, and geothermal system maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe geothermal heat pump theory, including how the laws of thermal dynamics apply to geothermal heat pumps, the refrigeration cycle, calculating heating and cooling loads, how comfort is measured, and efficiency.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the benefits of geothermal heat pump systems, including performance, cost savings, environmental advantages, and available incentives.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how site conditions impact geothermal heat pump design, including site topography, soil conductivity, and site usage.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to differentiate closed loop systems and open loop systems, determine which system is appropriate for particular projects, size the unit and the loop, make heat loss calculations, write a Request for Proposal, and write driller specifications.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with HVAC systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/25/2024

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