HVAC

The use of high performance HVAC equipment can result in considerable energy, emissions, and cost savings (10%-40%). Whole building design coupled with an “extended comfort zone” can produce much greater savings (40%-70%). Extended comfort includes employing concepts such as providing warmer, but drier air using desiccant dehumidification in summer, or cooler air with warmer windows and warmer walls in winter. In addition, high-performance HVAC can provide increased user thermal comfort, and contribute to improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

HeatSpring instructors and courses are geared toward high efficiency systems and written for the leaders the industry.

Live Commissioning (Cx) Class with 8 PDHs Launching March 18th

If you’re ready for a deep-dive into Commissioning (Cx), Khaled Yousef is ready to give it to you. He’s teaching a one (full) day commissioning course on March 18th.

This course has been evaluated and approved by the Practicing Institute of Engineering, Inc. (PIE) for compliance with the New York State Mandatory Continuing Education requirements for […]

We Need an Installation Standard for Ventilation

Buildings are getting tighter to save energy while COVID is drawing attention to the importance of proper ventilation. How much ventilation is needed? For residential buildings, there’s a widely accepted standard.

ASHRAE 62.2 “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings” Standard is a national standard that provides minimum requirements and methods for achieving […]

IGSHPA Accredited Installer (AI) Training – LIVE from the 2021 IGSHPA Conference

Ryan Carda is teaching the IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer course live and in-person for the first time in years. Well, technically it’s a hybrid course, with the majority offered in an online learning environment with the last day in-person at the 2021 IGSHPA Conference in Nashville, TN. You also receive the full online course, so you can […]

John Siegenthaler’s Latest Air-to-Water Heat Pump Design

I caught up with John Siegenthaler this week and asked him what he’s working on. His answer didn’t disappoint. Aside from teaching courses on hydronic system design, biomass heating, and air-to-water heat pumps, here are the five things John is most excited about working on this Fall:

Here are some photos and schematic of the air […]

August 18th, 2021|Categories: Biomass, Boilers, HVAC Design, Hydronic Heating, Mechanical Engineering|Tags: , |

Ron Theaker’s Solar Hydronic Heating System

This month we’re shining a light on solar entrepreneurs who are bringing new solutions to the market. As the industry grows, new businesses will emerge to create jobs and serve new kinds of customers. It’s fun to think about where we’re headed.

Ron Theaker is the founder of Digital Solar Heat, and the inventor of a […]

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, Hydronic Heating, Solar Thermal||