About 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

Ready To Sign Up Today? Click Here to Enroll

Course outline

1 module • 3 assignments • 1:07 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 1 assignments
Fundamentals: Geothermal

  • Geothermal 101 (1:07 hours) (01:07:54 hours)


  • Michael Simons

    Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management
    View profile

    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... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.


Based on 103 reviews
students have taken this course

If you are interested in geothermal this is a good place to start

Mike Nielsen

it was great

Ronald vanderlaan

One must watch for basic understanding of geothermal.

Yash Sen

The use of technology such as cookies allows HeatSpring to operate and improve the functionality of our website and derive insights about our audience.

You can read more about our privacy policy here.