40 Free Training Courses Available Right Now



25Nov, 2015

Solar Loans for Residential Solar in MA

Solar Loans for Residential Solar in MA
This article was written by Wendy Rowland who recently completed a SMOC, MassCEC, and HeatSpring solar course that provides skill based training for professionals seeking to enter the renewable energy industry.

One important aspect of formulating a business strategy is […]

Read More

25Nov, 2015

Free Lecture: Human Habitat- The Evolution of Efficiency

Enroll in ‘Passive House: Human Habitat- The Evolution of Efficiency‘ today!

“You can judge your impact on the planet by how much energy you use.”

Chris Dorsi characterizes a dozen countries around the world in terms of electricity consumption, or kWh per year. Dorsi argues that you can
continue to […]

Read More

24Nov, 2015

Leaders in High Performance Building: A Passive House in Vermont

This winter, we’re celebrating innovative builders and designers who work to improve the overall quality and performance of public and residential buildings with a course giveaway!
If you’ve helped plan, design, construct, and/or operate a high performance building, enter our Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway by submitting a photo […]

Read More

24Nov, 2015

FREE Lecture: Passive House- Less Energy and More Comfort

Enroll in ‘Passive House: Less Energy and More Comfort’ today!
In this Free Lecture, James Bill cites several examples of Passive Houses and the comfort and efficiency these structures provide.

Bill discusses the “FRAM” by Fridtjof Nansen (this first crew spent 3 years in the Arctic aboard a […]

Read More

19Nov, 2015

Ready to Teach on HeatSpring?

Starting today, anyone can build a course on HeatSpring. Yes, you could do this right now. Check it out by clicking this image:

Here’s why you might consider teaching:

40,000 HeatSpring readers will see it. If you’ve got something important to teach, this is the most direct […]

Read More

17Nov, 2015

Does Source Energy = Site Energy?

On the Zero Net Energy Homes discussion board, Marc Rosenbaum clarifies… when it comes to electricity, IS source energy the same as site energy?


Student 1: The (course) book says that for electricity, source energy equals site energy… but, there is a small difference. [According to the U.S. […]

Read More

11Nov, 2015

Growing the Microgrid Business in the U.S. & Underdeveloped Regions

On the Microgrid Executive MBA Discussion Board
How will the microgrid business grow and how can the model be adapted in underdeveloped or poor regions? Microgrid expert and course instructor Mahesh Bhave answers student questions…

Mahesh Bhave: Here is a good question from Student 1:

“How will you grow the Microgrid […]

Read More

10Nov, 2015

Floor Joist Heating Issues: Siegenthaler Suggests…

On the Hydronic Based Biomass Heating Systems Discussion Board, John Siegenthaler answers student questions…
How do you deal with cold floors over unheated or outdoor spaces? If radiant heat (typically used for walls/ceilings) for joisted floors is properly designed and installed, can it be efficient, effective and comfortable?

Student 1: I […]

Read More

9Nov, 2015

Job Hunting? Expand & Leverage Your (Social) Network!

Are you on the hunt for a new job? Utilizing social networking sites can get you farther than you think…
Even if you’re not mechanically inclined, chances are you know the difference between a Philips-head and a flat-head screwdriver.  You prefer a chainsaw to an old-fashioned blade […]

Read More

6Nov, 2015

Health & Well-Being through Architecture, Building Science & HVAC Design

Playing with Fire: Homeostasis and Alliesthesia Considerations in Architecture, Building Science and HVAC Design
Copyright © Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.) for HeatSpring

Most people employed in the world of architecture, building science and HVAC understand the need for spaces which are thermally acceptable to the majority of occupants. […]

Read More