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Approved for: 1 IAPMO CEUs, 1 RPA CEUs.
This is a self-study on demand course. This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.
The course begins with a discussion of solar (heating & PV) and radiant technologies, how they are complementary, advantages, and challenges of integrating them.
This week we'll discuss the types of solar heating systems commonly used for solar combisystems and explore the overheating considerations that are unique to solar combisystems.
Beginning this week, we'll get into the details of solar storage strategies, and control considerations in solar combisystems. You'll learn some techniques to assist with system design for your project. This week spills into Week 4, where we will explore codes and standards related to these systems.
This week we'll discuss codes and standards related to solar heating, including the USEHC, ASME requirements, ComibSol Best Practices, and other key design and installation requirements.
In the sales process, prospective clients will often inquire about the benefits of a solar heating system. Analyzing system production when integrating solar with a radiant system requires understanding of building science and solar modeling programs. This week, we will analyze the information needed to model these systems and examine how to use the results of these models to support the sales process.
To finish out the course, you're going to design a full system, including drawings, calculations, and equipment selection. You'll walkaway with the confidence to do these designs on your client projects.
This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!
Vaughan Woodruff owns Insource Renewables, a solar consulting firm in Pittsfield, ME. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installer and serves on committees for NABCEP, IAPMO and IREC. Woodruff is a co-author of the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide and the author of NYSERDA’s Field Inspection Guidelines for Solar Heating Systems. Learn more
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You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 6 module course is delivered entirely online. This is a self-study, self-paced course and you can set your own schedule to complete the materials. You can begin the lecture videos and other course materials as soon as you enroll. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.
Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. 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. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.
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