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Fundamentals of Geothermal Heating (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW

Edward F. Wahl, PhD, PE

This course focuses on geothermal fundamentals applicable to the practical & optimum extraction of thermal energy from Earth's Crust for thermal heating purposes. Geothermal energy in current common terminology refers to pockets of hot water or steam near the Earth's surface that can be accessed at reasonable cost. Source and formation of pockets is described. The Earth's Crust physical and chemical properties, as well as brine chemical & physical properties, that are needed for direct thermal utilization, are introduced. Depending on local conditions, long term benefits of the thermal utilization will accrue to the facility owner, city or district. Because of the technical complexity, note “complications” in this course presentation, of such projects, there should be many opportunities for design expertise and PE skills in this increasing market. Boise Idaho regional district and the Boise City Mall is used as a case example.

It also provides the theory of, and a summary of, practical utilization of thermal sources/sinks in in the near-surface Geo-Structure of Geo-inactive Regions.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Note to Webinar Attendees:

Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.

Next Scheduled Webinar for PDH Course M542W
Date and Time† Location Registration Deadline
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:50 PM, ET
The webinar starting time.
* A webinar reminder with instruction on how to access our webinar platform will be emailed to you approximately 12 hours before the event.
† Special training arrangement can be made for 4 or more participants as a self-organized group. Please contact us for available training dates.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.