Certified GeoExchange Design (CGD) Course

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  • Week 1
    April 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 2
    April 19, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 3
    April 26, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 4
    May 3, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 5
    May 10, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 6
    May 17, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 7
    May 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 8
    May 31, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 9
    June 7, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Week 10
    June 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This course normally runs for $2,800 – MEIA is pleased to be able to offer this course at a significantly reduced rate for MEIA Members and industry.

This course is delivered in a live, interactive online setting where you have the ability to ask questions of the instructor and other participants. Sessions are recorded for students to revisit as needed over the course of the training period. The courses are every Monday at noon for 10 weeks.

Optimizing the first cost and efficiency of a Ground source heat pump (GSHP) system is the basis of the CGD commercial design training course offered by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

The design process is built around an iterative energy modeling used throughout the design process. Building occupancy schedules, lighting details and ventilation schedules are overlaid on top of building construction details (wall and roof construction, window specifications, orientation, etc.) can have significant impacts on both the peak heating and cooling loads of the building as well as the annual energy loads.

*Once completed, participants can apply for Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) accreditation from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
**Participants are eligible for 20 CEU’s if they are an engineer or architect.

Registrants for this event are eligible to claim 4 PD credits towards maintaining their EP designation with ECO Canada

Instructor Ed Lohrenz, B.E.S., CGD: Has worked in the ground source heat pump industry since the early 1980s. He has been fortunate to have worked with many people as passionate about the technology as he is. He has had the opportunity to design GSHP systems for many applications and in climates ranging from the Australian outback to the Siberian tundra as well as many unique projects across Canada and the U.S.

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