About Brian Hayden

HeatSpring co-founder. I help create opportunities for experts to teach.

Preliminary Poll Results: The Future of the Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program

HeatSpring recently acquired the Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (cSBA) Program. Our first step has been listening to alumni, instructors, and industry professionals about what makes the SBA program unique, and what will maximize the impact of the program moving forward. This listening period will continue through 2015, but some early patterns are emerging. Based on […]

How to Take the IGSHPA Certification Exam

This is a short video explaining how the IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Certification exam works. The process has changed significantly in the past year – for the better – and we’re excited about how easy it is for students to take the exam now. Highlights include:

You can take the exam on your own computer
You can take […]

HeatSpring Acquires Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program

HeatSpring has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program, a professional certification program for the green building industry. There are more than 1,200 Certified Sustainable Building Advisors in 12 countries around the world.

This our first acquisition and it’s both exciting and intimidating. We feel a deep responsibility to the […]

How I Failed to Attract Venture Capital and What It Says About HeatSpring

I spent the summer of 2014 raising money. More accurately, I spent the summer of 2014 pitching investors to help our company grow more quickly, failed, and cried about it. This is the story of what happened and what it says about our values and mission.

Who Should Read This:

Current or prospective HeatSpring partners
Current or prospective […]

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NABCEP Certification: How To Get It, What It’s Worth

This is a presentation I gave this week in Cleveland at the ElectroExpo. The audience was pretty small, just fifteen folks attended, so it turned into an intimate conversation rather than a formal presentation. An honest discussion about business, renewable energy, and education is right up my alley,¬†and I walked away with some really valuable […]