Geothermal HVAC Design: From Building Loads to Bore Field Design - Self Study


Author: Albert Koenig

Subjects: Renewable HVAC: HVAC Design, Renewable HVAC: Geothermal

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Learn Geothermal HVAC Design fundamentals, with emphasis on building load (residential, commercial and institutional) development, leading to bore field specification.

Watch Al's lectures, and download a Geothermal HVAC Design Performance Simulator excel file.

Who should enroll?

Engineers, HVAC contractors, building owners, and those who are considering geothermal installations, or who are specifying a geothermal design (for an existing or planned building) should enroll in Al's new course.

Learning objective:

Implementing a simple load profile representative of the building (its construction, use and location) that will lead to an appropriate bore field design specification and performance expectation.

What’s different about this course from other geothermal design trainings?

This short course is intended as a compact, efficient, “ready-to- use” tool for developing building load data and exploring the impact of geothermal bore field design on HVAC system performance. You can’t get this information in one place anywhere else!

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

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.


Albert Koenig

Engineering Consultant

Albert Koenig is a Ph.D. in physics with 35 years of engineering work experience in renewable energy development. He has worked for General Electric Co., Advanced Energy Programs, Chloride Silent Power (UK), Ben Franklin Technology Partners (PA) and American Refining & Biochemical, and along the way started two companies: Silent Power Systems (battery energy...[more]

Course Outline

Geothermal HVAC Design

Watch Al's lectures and download the Geothermal HVAC Design Performance Simulator excel file.

  • Geothermal HVAC Design Introduction (Video - 16:49 minutes)
  • Geothermal HVAC Design lecture: From Building Load to Bore Field Design (Video - 01:05:26 hours)
  • Geothermal HVAC Design Performance Simulator (Download .xlsx)

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