Fundamentals: Geothermal


Instructor: Michael Simons

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: Geothermal

142 students are interested in this course


Fundamentals: Geothermal

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs), or geothermal, take advantage of the constant temperature of the ground to keep buildings comfortable. An alternative to gas or electric heating, GSHPs can help eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the home. Like ASHPs, they can heat, cool, and supply domestic hot water.

This course will provide an overview of GSHP mechanics and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their installation in new construction projects.


Participants will:
- Learn more about how clean energy solutions improve home performance and customer satisfaction
- Understand how a GSHP works
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of installation and control
- Understand the economic risks and benefits of GSHPs

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Self Paced Online Course

This online course is self-paced. You can begin instantly upon enrollment.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Not Eligible For Continuing Education Credits or Certificates

Since this is a free course, it is not eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential. Certificates of completion and CEU Credits are only available for our premium paid courses.


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Michael Simons

Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management

In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong through training thoughtful building analysts. Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the...[more]

Course Outline

Fundamentals: Geothermal

  • Geothermal 101 (1:07 hours) (Video - 01:07:54 hours)
  • Additional Resources (Text)

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