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Geothermal Heating and Cooling: A Renewable Energy Technology

GBCI: 0910000396

Learn how and why geothermal heat pump systems are so incredibly energy efficient.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: May 27, 2014

Average: 4.1 (20 votes)


This course will cover several critical topics surrounding our industry today in the world of geothermal heating and cooling. You will learn the basic principles of the geothermal heat pump technology and we will discuss some of the misconceptions that often arise in today’s market. You will walk away with an understanding of how and why geothermal heat pumps systems are so incredibly energy efficient and gain a general understanding of how the four basic systems are designed and work for each job application.

This course will elaborate on the hybrid/geothermal heat pump system and explain how it not only gives you the high energy efficiency savings but how this system also gives the owner/user significant savings during the initial installation of the system while providing high energy efficiency and capturing tax incentives for the total cost of the hybrid/geothermal heat pump system. In closing, the course demonstrates a case study of actual energy consumption differences shown between geothermal heat pump systems and VRF (variable flow refrigerant) system on the National Headquarters Office Building of ASHRAE in Atlanta, GA

Special thanks to Climatemaster.


  1. Explain the Geothermal Heat pump concept
  2. Differentiate between each loop type
  3. Explain the advantages of heating and cooling with water source heat pumps
  4. Explain the advantages of Hybrid Geothermal systems
  5. Explain the financial advantages of using geothermal heat pumps
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America Training Solutions
Raleigh, NC
United States


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Gene Slavens

Geothermal Business Development Manager
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