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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is sponsoring a series of day-long continuing education credit trainings on geothermal technology throughout the state.
Geothermal author and consultant Jay Egg will be the instructor at these sessions, which will be held as follows:
The course is a comprehensive, high-level overview of what is needed to understand how geothermal heating and cooling might work for a given building. Topics include a geothermal design overview, variations in ground source heat pump ground loop systems, how to choose the right geothermal HVAC system, and evaluating the benefits of geothermal systems.
The trainings are designed for architects, engineers, building owners, facility managers and students in relevant fields to learn more about geothermal heat pumps and the state’s rebate program. NYSERDA’s sponsorship also includes discounts for students.
For those in need of continuing education credits, each session will provide five AIA, PDH or BPI credits.
The heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings is responsible for about one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions in New York. Increasing the use of geothermal systems will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.
Earlier this year, NYSERDA announced the availability of $15 million in rebates for the installation of ground source heat pump systems for residences, businesses and institutions.
The sessions are being sponsored by NYSERDA and NY-GEO. For more information or to register, visit NY-GEO’s website.