NYSERDA Announces Renewable Heating and Cooling Training Sessions for Professionals and Students

Technology supports Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading clean energy goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

September 07, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is sponsoring a series of day-long continuing education credit trainings on renewable heating and cooling (geothermal) technology throughout the State. The trainings are designed for architects, engineers, building owners, facility managers and students in relevant fields to learn more about geothermal heat pumps and the State’s rebate program. NYSERDA’s sponsorship includes discounts for students.

The heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings is responsible for about one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions in New York. Increasing the use of geothermal systems will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

Earlier this year, NYSERDA announced the availability of $15 million in rebates for the installation of ground source heat pump systems for residences, businesses and institutions. Renewable heating and cooling technologies such as ground source heat pumps not only provide environmental benefits but also provide energy bill savings, increased comfort levels and health benefits compared to conventional heating and cooling technologies. The technology replaces existing inefficient electric, oil and gas-fired heating and cooling sources, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The course is a comprehensive, high-level overview of what is needed to understand how geothermal heating and cooling might work for a given building. Topics include a geothermal design overview, variations in ground source heat pump ground loop systems, how to choose the right geothermal HVAC system, and evaluating the benefits of geothermal systems.

For those in need of continuing education credits, each session will provide five AIA, PDH or BPI credits. Geothermal author and consultant Jay Egg will be the instructor at these sessions which will be held as follows:

September 13: Poughkeepsie
September 14: Albany
October 17: New York City
October 19: Farmingdale
November 14: Buffalo
November 16: Syracuse

The sessions are being sponsored by NYSERDA and NY-GEO. For more information or to register, visit NY-GEO’s website at bit.ly/geoceus.


NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

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