This seminar will cover the newest information on the field of hydronics. Topics to be covered include high efficiency wood fired hydronic systems, air to water heat pumps, hydraulic separation, distribution efficiency, high efficiency circulators, chilled water cooling systems, and low mass heat emitters. The face to face format will bring your knowledge to the next level by allowing for discussion and questions. Information on how to actually apply the information in the real world will be presented. Lunch will be provided to attendees, and PDH’s are available.
Instructor: John Siegenthaler
John Siegenthaler, P.E. is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute and a licensed professional engineer. He has over 25 of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems. John is also an Associate Professor of engineering technology at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. He is the author of the text Modern Hydronic Heating, and numerous other publications dealing with hydronic heating.
John also runs Appropriate Designs, a team of engineering professionals dedicated to advancing the science and proper application of modern hydronic (water-based) heating. They are specialists in the application of engineering principles, computer aided design, technical writing, and teaching. They integrate these capabilities as necessary to continually develop new support materials for the hydronics industry.
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.