Solar Approaches to Radiant Heating
Professionals with relevant experience: learn the latest, most advanced concepts for integrating solar with radiant heating systems.
- Applications of solar & radiant
- System types and stagnation
- Techniques for integrating solar with radiant heating
- Code and standard considerations
- Combisystem economics
Length: 6 weeks
About the Instructor
Owner, Insource Renewables
Vaughan Woodruff owns Insource Renewables, a solar consulting firm in Pittsfield, ME. He is a NABCEP Certified Solar Heating Installer and serves on committees for NABCEP, IAPMO and IREC. Woodruff is a co-author of the NABCEP Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide and the author of NYSERDA’s Field Inspection Guidelines for Solar Heating Systems.
Learn From The Best
Vaughan Woodruff and the RPA are true leaders in solar and radiant design. This is an exciting opportunity to go into the minute details and learn from the best.
You’ll receive Excel calculators and design tips that can be used on your next project.
Includes 1-Year Polysun Subscription
Students in this course will receive a 1-year educational license of the online Polysun software.
Self-Paced Online Course
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 1 IAPMO CEUs, 1 RPA CEUs
This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can complete the material whenever is convenient and work ahead or catch up if you fall behind. The course discussion board is a great place to interact with other students and ask questions. Expect to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the course. This session runs for the posted dates and you will receive weekly emails to keep you on pace. Course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after the course ends. Please review the orientation materials and introduce yourself on the discussion board.
The course begins with a discussion of solar (heating & PV) and radiant heating technologies, how they are complementary, advantages, and challenges of integrating them.
This week we’ll discuss the types of solar heating systems commonly used for solar combisystems and explore the overheating considerations that are unique to solar combisystems.
Beginning this week, we’ll get into the details of solar storage strategies, and control considerations in solar combisystems. You’ll learn some techniques to assist with system design for your project. This week spills into Week 4, where we will explore codes and standards related to these systems.
This week we’ll discuss codes and standards related to solar heating, including the USEHC, ASME requirements, ComibSol Best Practices, and other key design and installation requirements.
In the sales process, prospective clients will often inquire about the benefits of a solar heating system. Analyzing system production when integrating solar with a radiant heating system requires understanding of building science and solar modeling programs. This week, we will analyze the information needed to model these systems and examine how to use the results of these models to support the sales process.
To finish out the course, you’re going to design a full system, including drawings, calculations, and equipment selection. You’ll walkaway with the confidence to do these designs on your client projects.
No matter how great this course is, we know it’s just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we’ll start thinking about what comes next. You’ll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don’t forget that you’ll have access to the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year). Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. Let us know what you do next and how we can help.