February’s Coffee with Caleffi™ Features Hydronics for Low-Energy and Net-Zero Buildings

Combining the availability of water-to-water and low ambient air-to-water heat pumps with global trends for electrification and interest in net-zero buildings presents an unprecedented opportunity for the use of modern hydronic technology that could significantly increase market share while meeting consumer expectations. A favorite to the webinar series, John Siegenthaler, PE, will describe how to craft hydronic systems for modern low-energy and net-zero buildings at the next extended edition of Coffee with Caleffi on Thursday, February 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST.

John will stress simplicity as well as repeatable and resilient approaches that deliver comfort without the complexity and cost that has in some cases stigmatized the use of hydronics in such buildings. Several system templates will be shown and discussed, and the following questions will be answered:

  • Can modern air-to-water heat pumps serve as “drop in” replacements for fossil-fuel boilers?
  • Can a single heat pump supply space heating, cooling, and domestic hot water (DHW)?
  • Is it possible to have more heating zones than cooling zones?
  • What are the advantages of using an existing boiler in combination with a heat pump?
  • Can a single tank supply DHW and act as a space heating buffer?
  • What was the original form of “wireless” room-by-room hydronic zoning?

A seasoned industry leader and passionate teacher, John is eager to share his 40+ years of experience in the understanding and proper application of water-based engineering principles with the audience. He is the Principal of Appropriate Designs and a regular contributor to industry publications.

For a complimentary companion guide related to this important topic, visit idronics.caleffi.com or subscribe to the educational journal series for a hard copy.

Coffee with Caleffi technical training webinars are free and intended for contractors, designers, and wholesalers. To join this webinar, register today.

Source: Caleffi

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