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Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Lunch n’ Learn

Unlocking the Secrets of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems:
A Course on Design, Financing, and Suitable Applications

Geothermal heating and coolingJoin us over a lunch to learn what you need to know about geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) also known as geothermal heat exchangers. This session is eligible for 2 PDHs. Walk away with action steps you can implement in your organization to identify suitable applications for geothermal systems, potential financing, and design criteria for your next project.

About the Workshop

This course has been created to provide the attendee with information regarding geothermal HVAC systems. There will be discussion in detail as to the differences between geothermal and conventional HVAC systems, general design and construction guidelines for geothermal HVAC systems. The course will provide a clear understanding between the advantages and disadvantages of geothermal HVAC systems and what sites are appropriate and which are not appropriate for the application of geothermal systems. Those new to geothermal HVAC systems will leave this class with a better understanding the best applications of geothermal systems to achieve cost savings and design long-lasting heating and cooling systems.

Course Goals

  • Learn and understand the function of a geothermal heat exchanger in an HVAC system
  • Understand how the geothermal heat exchanger interacts with the other components of an HVAC system
  • Describe the steps in sizing and designing a geothermal heat exchanger and techniques involved in the construction of a geothermal heat exchanger
  • Understand the permitting and regulatory issues concerning geothermal heat exchangers
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of applying geothermal heat exchangers
  • Describe project and site characteristics that make application of geothermal heat exchangers more difficult
  • Provide a high-level evaluation of the suitability of applying geothermal technology to a particular project
  • Identify financial incentives available for future projects


Date: February 22, 2024, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: Free. Lunch provided.

Location: Duke Energy, Conference Room 1-A/B, 555 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28810

Parking: Please park in the back lot and walk to the front entrance.

Suggested Attendees: Facilities managers, municipal managers, finance officers, administrators of educational institutions, architects, contractors, etc.

Event Materials: Geothermal Brochure

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