About Brian Hayden

HeatSpring co-founder. I create opportunities for experts to teach what they know through great online courses and industry partnerships. I also teach a course called "Finding Your Venture" through the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship. You can contact me at bhayden@heatspring.com.

Hacking LinkedIn for Energy & Sustainability Leaders

Want to see where energy and sustainability education is headed? Here’s a cool little innovation that says a lot about the role we’d like to play in the energy and sustainability industry:
LinkedIn recently released a feature that allows us to synch all of our student activity directly into LinkedIn, so students can showcase their certificates […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Alumni Stories, Our Company|Tags: , , |

Free “Data Center Cost Calculator” from Stanford’s Jonathan Koomey

Jonathan Koomey created a simple Excel model for determining true total cost of ownership for data centers that you can customize and use for your company projects. Dr. Koomey was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal article titled, “Zombie Servers: They’re Here and Doing Nothing but Burning Energy”, and is the co-author of the […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Data Centers, Free Tools|Tags: , , |

Free Hydronics Design Software from John Siegenthaler

The Hydronics Design Studio Professional version is a set of powerful software tools to assist heating professional in designing high performance hydronic heating systems. It represents the state-of-the-art in computer-assisted design for modern hydronic heating systems. Powerful engineering simulation and sizing models lie beneath a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use graphical user interface.

This is a free […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: HVAC Design, Hydronic Heating|Tags: , , |

What’s On the NABCEP Solar PV Technical Sales Exam?

If you click in the image it will take you to the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Resource Guide. It’s a 28-page document that is definitely worth an hour for any solar salesperson. That’s how IREC and NABCEP define your role and what they expect you to know to pass the test and gain certification.
Who Takes […]

“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 case study powerpoints today. (I am less happy to report […]