Building Load Analysis and Pumping (BLA) course

The Environmental Protection Agency considers ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling available today. A proper analysis of heating and cooling loads is an integral part of designing a GSHP system. Oversizing and undersizing are one of the major cost and performance barriers in the GSHP industry.

Who should attend?

The Building Load Analysis and Pumping (BLA) course is designed for professional engineers, registered architects, installers and contractors. The course offers a great foundation for individuals looking to take the Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) course and apply for certification by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Information gathered from the workshops can help utility representatives serve as a source of information regarding money-saving concepts.

Course Information

This two day program is designed to impart specific training in load analysis and pumping design with focus directed at designing highly efficient GSHPs. A strong base for building simulation calculations and factors in design shall be thoroughly established. The attendees also gain hands-on building simulation experience with Open Studio software and pumping calculations. You will receive an individual membership with IGSHPA after you have completed the BLA workshop.

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Topics:

  • Energy calculations and building simulation
  • Introduction to building energy modeling
  • Open Studio training with on-site building example models
  • Pumping design for GSHP

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Classes

Next class:

October 13-14, 2014
Location: IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo, Baltimore, MD
Trainer: Chris Balbach
Fee: $975

Class Information:
Lunch and breaks on course days and conference days are included in the course registration fees. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Registration:

After you register you will be sent a confirmation of registration.

To register online click here.

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Call our office at 800-626-4747

Cancellation policy:

The full tuition fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the confirmed workshop. The full fee will be charged if you do not attend and do not cancel the registration at least fourteen (14) days before the workshop. You may designate another individual as your substitute.

Note: All courses are subject to cancellation by IGSHPA. IGSHPA will give all registrants notice in the event of a course cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date. Contact IGSHPA to verify if a course has been cancelled before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

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