This CPD course provides an introduction to ground-source heat pump technology and how the system can be used to achieve significant energy savings for heating and cooling. Typically, ground-source energy is extracted with probes buried in 100m deep boreholes, or in horizontal collectors. The demands on the ground-source pipework need to be taken into consideration carefully. Installation costs vary dramatically between types of GSHP systems, so the sizing and choice of system is critical to achieve the best possible performance.
The 1 hour lunchtime CPD seminar covers the following topics:
- Basics of ground-source heat pumps
- Pipe materials (PE-Xa, PE-RC or PE 100)
- Ground-source probes / collectors / spiral probes /coaxial probes /energy piles
- Accessories required (e.g. manifold chambers)
- Basic GSHP pipe Sizing
The CPD is RIBA and CIBSE approved.