About this course

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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Course outline

1 module • 5 assignments • 1:22 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 3 assignments
Geothermal HVAC Design

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

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


  • Albert Koenig

    Engineering Consultant
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    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... 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 52 reviews
students have taken this course

I'm trying to heat a greenhouse and make it twelve months functional. I need to understand the basics and this was very helpful with my first steps.

Chad Shirey

Great introductory course for geothermal well bore design

Murtuza Kapadia

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