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Ground Source Heat Pump Workshop

  • Chattanooga Choo Choo 1400 Market St Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

 Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Workshop 

Cost: $50 (4 PDHs and afternoon snacks!) 

(now accepting credit cards via smart phone app or online via PayPal) 

Reservations: RSVP no later than 5:00pm Tuesday (day ahead) via an Email to Tricia King, or call 423-598-8022 Steve Kavanaugh 

Professor Emeritus University of Alabama  - Closed-Loop System Chapters of ASHRAE’s Updated “Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground Source Heat Pumps” Blue Book 

The closed-loop system chapters of the new ASHRAE text, Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground Source Heat Pumps ( will be covered in this four-hour workshop. Much of the first chapter will be presented during the ASHRAE Chapter lunch meeting (preceding the in-depth workshop). The workshop will cover: 

• Equipment for Ground Source Applications 

• Fundamentals of Vertical Ground Heat Exchanger Design 

• Applied Ground Coupled Heat Pump System Design 

• Surface Water Heat Pumps 

• Piping and Pumps for Closed-Loop Ground Source Heat Pumps 

• GSHP Performance and Installation Cost 

This updated publication takes advantage of the many lessons learned since the original GSHP book was published (1997) when GSHPs were primarily residential applications. Information was gathered from ASHRAE and GSHP industry research & development projects, measured data from long-term installations and optimized installation practices used by high production GSHP contractors. 

Seven of the original eight chapters and appendices were completely rewritten and additional information covering site characterization has been added including a new hydro-geological chapter. The final chapter was replaced and contains results of recent field studies, energy and demand characteristics and updated information to optimize GSHP system costs. Substantial effort was taken to develop tables, graphs and equations in both English (IP) and International (SI) units. Supplemental software for a variety of GSHP calculations also accompanies the text and will be demonstrated during the workshop. 

Professional Development Certificates (4 hours) will be provided at the workshop and books will be available for purchase on site for a cost of $128.00. 

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