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16Dec, 2014

Give the Gift of Education!

Learn more about our NEW gift certificates below!

We started getting calls this holiday season from smart gift givers…

“Do you sell gift certificates?”

We didn’t, but thanks to the smart, inquisitive gift givers calling us, we do now.

That’s the magic of HeatSpring. Ask us to do something […]

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15Dec, 2014

[New Course] Renewable Energy Policy Master Class

 

One of my favorite memories of any conference I’ve ever attended was watching Jigar Shah on a panel at NESEA’s Building Energy Conference. A question came from the audience about why he pushes solar over building efficiency, when building efficiency is the most efficient form of […]

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14Dec, 2014

Steep Challenge: A Case Study of a Sloped Residential Green Roof

In this guest post, David Aquilina, a business communications professional who represents Xero Flor America*, outlines a green roof project at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. He provides details behind the design and installation. At the end of the article, you can watch a short video of […]

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9Dec, 2014

A New Energy Calculator for Roofing Professionals

For the roofing professional seeking to compare the energy-savings potential of different roofing systems, many well-designed calculators are available to help. Currently, you can find a wide variety of (mostly free) web-based calculators to evaluate almost every element of roof-related energy, including roof thermal insulation, […]

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9Dec, 2014

How Wall Street Capital Is Standardizing Commercial Solar Due Diligence

One of the largest trends happening in solar right now is Wall Street capital flooding into the industry looking to buy projects quickly before 2016. One could suggest that in some markets, project capital is actually over-supplied. This is happening because many other places in […]

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9Dec, 2014

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Sell Your Commercial Solar Projects to Investors

In this video, Noel Lafayette from SHR Energy discusses in step-by-step detail what a commercial solar developer needs do to sell a project to a solar fund. If you’re curious, I interviewed Noel in the beginning of 2014. The article is titled, “Advice from a […]

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9Dec, 2014

How Commercial Real Estate Owners Deal with Solar PPA Pricing Risk

In the 10-minute video above, Darien Crimmin, VP of Energy and Sustainability for WinnDevelopment, describes how he looks at the pricing risk of signing solar PPAs from the perspective of a large property owner. WinnDevelopment has a $2.5 billion real-estate portfolio across 23 states and […]

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8Dec, 2014

[Free Tool] How to Calculate Boiler Efficiency Gains

Roy Collver’s “Condensing Boilers in Hydronic Systems” is the most underutilized course we offer (OK, tied with Robert Bean’s HVAC Engineering). Roy has built this exhaustive educational experience that only a handful of folks have benefited from so far. We hope to change that in 2015 […]

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5Dec, 2014

Heating with Biomass: It’s Not Just About the Boiler…

This article is a guest post by John Siegenthaler, Principal at Appropriate Designs and expert instructor with HeatSpring. John’s 10-week online course, Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems, teaches engineers, heating contractors, and installers how to design and install highly-efficient biomass heating systems.

TAKEAWAYS: 

In this article, John explains why […]

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2Dec, 2014

Solar Startup Guide – Version 2: New and Expanded with 30+ More Resources

In 2012, I published a basic “Solar Startup Guide” for professionals who wanted to expand a business into solar or start a new solar installation. The purpose was to provide some very basic questions that would efficiently lead professionals to material that were trying to […]

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