The vast majority of ground source heat pump systems (Recently reapproved for 30% residential & 10% commercial federal tax credits) use vertical boreholes, instead of horizontal trenches. Following up on course 029-Geothermal Heating and Cooling, and course 045-Geothermal Heat Pumps for Small Buildings is this latest course on boreholes. Large commercial geo projects involving engineering design, frequently find the borehole alternate superior to trenching, where limited acreage is available for larger building loads. In the language of both the well driller and the design professional, Geothermal Borehole course 091 addresses the many facets of ground heat exchange: Rock thermal conductivity, grout installation sequence & grout thermal conductivity, software design programs, total length formula, heat fusion, manifold layout, all with site plans, web references and photos.
Uncover the technology being employed on many of the new building projects. Become informed on the latest techniques and standards used to harvest renewable energy from beneath our feet.
Author: Peter J. Tavino Jr., PE
Course Number: 091
Course Hours: 4 PDH