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28Aug, 2015

Free Tool: Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator

Download Andy Shapiro’s FREE Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator!

This tool is used in Building Energy Analytics: Measuring and Understanding Building Energy Use course, approved for 10 AIA LU/HSW Credits , 15 Building Performance Institute (BPI) CEUs , 6 GBCI credits (CE Hours for LEED Professionals)
This spreadsheet calculator has a […]

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28Aug, 2015

Solar Women Summer Series: Success in the Employee-Owned Solar Business Model

The Solar Women Summer Series continues with Co-Owner and Director of Strategic Planning & Initiatives at Namasté Solar, Amanda Bybee.
Namasté Solar provides PV design, engineering, installation, maintenance, and consulting services to residential, commercial, builder, non-profit, and government customers throughout the U.S., with a mission to propagate the […]

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27Aug, 2015

The Layers and Pathways of Heat Flow in Buildings

In this article, you will learn…

How heat flows layer-by-layer through a building assembly made of multiple materials
Series and Parallel pathways and the varying ease of heat flow between two different pathways, like the framing of a wall or an insulated cavity
Calculations for average U-Values and R-Values

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We used to […]

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27Aug, 2015

FREE Tool: Series Parallel R-Value Calculator

DOWNLOAD Dr. Allison Bailes’s FREE Series Parallel R-Value Calculator
Calculate the average R-value of an assembly
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could push a button and see how much of a hit the R-value of a building assembly takes when you change the amount of exterior […]

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27Aug, 2015

Help us Welcome Partner ASES & Show Off YOUR Solar Home!

Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. ASES is the US Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).  

The ASES mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a […]

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26Aug, 2015

RETScreen as a Handy Toolbox

The following article was written by Michael Ross, Expert Instructor of HeatSpring’s Mastering RETScreen 4 for Clean Energy Project Analysis course– approved for 16 AIA CEUs!
RETScreen is the name given to two widely used software tools available for free download from the Government of Canada.

Looking at the website, the tools […]

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25Aug, 2015

Why SunEdison’s Stock Dropped 50% in 3 Weeks and How You Can Avoid This in Your Own Solar Development

SunEdison has climbed up the ladder to become the world’s largest renewable energy service provider, but it has come at a cost.

Many people believe that they’re on a trajectory similar to the traditional energy service providers, like Duke Energy, PSEG, PGE, Next Era and others.

But […]

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25Aug, 2015

FREE Lecture: High Performance Building Assemblies

Take Peter Yost’s Free High Performance Building Assemblies Lecture today.
Spend an hour learning about building assemblies with Peter Yost of BuildingGreen. Heat dries them out, so the more we manage energy flows through our building assemblies, the more we need to manage moisture on, in, and […]

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25Aug, 2015

“Deep Energy Retrofits” with Marc Rosenbaum

Right now, sitting in his office on Martha’s Vineyard, Marc Rosenbaum is building “Deep Energy Retrofits”, the newest Building Energy Masters Series offering. Here’s a recent update from Marc:
I’m happy to report that the ten weeks of presentation powerpoints are done, and I’m starting on the […]

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