"Clear and Concise guide - A great starter reference for anyone interested in pursuing this option. Clearly written and straight forward with the types of systems now available to consumers." - Apple Customer Review Did you know that ground source heat pumps are an environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your family home? Did you know these “geothermal” systems are among the most energy and cost-efficient heating and cooling systems available today? Learn more in this informative ebook created as an introduction to the technology for homes or businesses. It contains many helpful images and videos that describe how geothermal systems operate and can help you decide whether this exciting new technology is a viable option for you. An Introduction to Residential Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps: A Cost Saving Green Technology for Heating and Cooling is available for free on the iPad by clicking here. Those without an iPad can click here to download a PDF version. Chapters Introduction Chapter 1 - Financial considerations and environmental benefits Chapter 2 - What exactly is “geothermal”? Chapter 3 - How can geothermal energy heat and cool an individual building? Chapter 4 - Where do all those pipes go? Chapter 5 - Geothermal versus conventional? Chapter 6 - Geothermal versus solar? Chapter 7 - Will geothermal work for my particular building? Chapter 8 - How do I choose a contractor? Chapter 9 - How about a case study? Chapter 10 – Share your thoughts Chapter 11 - Where can I learn more? Chapter 12 - Acknowledgements Thanks to Larry Kaufman for sharing his "Choosing a quality contractor checklist" available for download here.
Simone used iBooks Author to bring new life and new audiences to existing publications and newsletter articles. She did the converting from print to electronic the Self Care Guide and the Overview of Evidence Based Practices. The Anti-Stigma Toolkit and the Conversations 2012 involved working with volunteer writers, editors, graphic designers and photographers and project managing their work. In addition, she created an original publication called Behavioral Health Videos: A Selective Overview for Educators and Practitioners that you can learn more about clicking here.
Simone conceived and project managed this overview to provide a resource for trainers and educators to use video to improve the quality of their training. It covers a range of topics of importance to the behavioral health workforce. She coordinated the work of volunteer behavioral health subject matter experts for the short films, wrote most of the reviews for the longer films and put it on the Institute's Wordpress website. She also worked with graphic designers and quality testers to package the content into an iPad book that is now available for free from the iBook store by clicking here.