E-083 Ground Source Heat Pump Project Analysis: 4 PDH
Description of the Ground Source Heat Pump Project Analysis course
The Ground Source Heat Pump Project Analysis 4 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses.
Maintaining a comfortable temperature inside a building can require a significant amount of energy. Separate heating and cooling systems are often used to maintain the desired air temperature, and the energy required to operate these systems generally comes from electricity, fossil fuels, or biomass. Considering that 46% of sun’s energy is absorbed by the earth, another option is to use this abundant energy to heat and cool a building.
A heat pump is used to concentrate or upgrade this free heat energy from the ground before distributing it in a building through conventional ducts. It operates much as a refrigerator or conventional air conditioning system in that it relies on an external source of energy – typically electricity – to concentrate the heat and shift the temperature.
Installation and exploitation of the ground source heat pump (GSHP) system requires carefully technical planning and financial evaluation. This course describes several systems currently in use and methods method used to estimate of building loads. Combining weather and building data enables the calculation of building loads for each temperature bin. With the GSHP related data, it then becomes possible to evaluate the actual heat pump performance and capacity for each temperature bin, and finally calculate the yearly performance of the GSHP system assessed.
This course is suitable for engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of GSHP system and issues related to their technical and financial implementation and exploitation. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address GSHP terms, methods of operation and how to set up detailed technical and financial GSHP model.
At the end of the course you will gain the following knowledge and skills:
- Basic theory and ground source heat pump technology background
- Heating and cooling distribution systems
- How to make ground-source heat pump project model
- How to make energy balances for commercial and residential buildings
- Building load calculation – Energy use model
- Energy use evaluation
- Commercial software modelling techniques, simulation performance and interpretation of the results
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
This online PDH course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Electrical Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This online PDH course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 4 hours to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 4 PDH online course, you will need to take a 20 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
The above course is accepted in the following states:
AK, AL, AR, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self