Abby Thompson

About Abby Thompson

Abby is HeatSpring's Product Marketing Manager located in Boston, Massachusetts. She is passionate about people and education, particularly in diversifying the burgeoning fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Abby works with instructors to build new courses and engages with our community of students and experts through HeatSpring Magazine and social media.

Building & Powering an Award-Winning Net Zero Energy Home

Can a home be beautiful, powered entirely by solar energy, use sustainable heating and cooling systems and save it’s owners roughly $3,500 a year? Why, yes it can. Just ask Joanne Coons, who built her award winning, single-family, Net Zero Energy Home in 2010. Sustainable Woman Joanne talks Net Zero standards, efficient appliances and goods, her […]

Grow Your Green Building Skillset Online — From Design to Retrofits

From building science to retrofits, energy modeling, smart homes, and beyond, HeatSpring offers a comprehensive marketplace of green building courses. Join your expert instructors for weeks of top notch technical training.

Deep Energy Retrofits – Upgrade existing residential and commercial buildings up to 45,000 square feet. From building assessment to heat and airflow calculations and beyond, you’ll […]

Meet NABCEP!

By now, all solar professionals have heard of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certifications. But, what does it mean to be NABCEP certified, and how can you get certified? How is the new Associate Program different from the old Entry Level Program? Program Manager Kathryn Casey discusses these questions and more in this […]

Key Microgrid Application Case Studies: Rural Electrification & Telecom Towers

Microgrids are an emerging technology with few real-world examples to study.
This new short course, taught by Dr. Andy Skumanich, covers two real-world examples of microgrid solutions for major application segments: rural electrification and off-grid telecom tower power.
These two segments can often only be addressed by a microgrid and are ideally suited for a PV/battery mode of […]

Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage

Renewable Energy Systems show strong Returns on Investment (ROI) and energy storage appears to add to the benefits at the bottom line.
Learn the elements of energy storage for residential and commercial clients with this introductory overview of the field, led by expert Chris LaForge. You’ll access an in-depth lecture, and develop a “Load Profile” using […]