Building Performance


Energy modeling, heat pumps, hydronics, building science, HVAC engineering, high efficiency boiler systems, passive house. We write regularly on technical issues related to green buildings and offer some amazing free tools to help you stay in the loop.

How to get your BPI Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate

Our “Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate Prep” course is launching August 5th. If you sign up before the launch, you get a 10% pre-launch discount.

The Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate is the first BPI credential you get on your way to doing energy audits and weatherization work. If you’re doing energy efficiency upgrades, solar, geothermal, […]

An Incubator for Home Performance Contractors

“Boosting Contractor Capacity to Meet Home Performance Demand” is a live webinar that will happen on Wednesday August 14th @ 1pm eastern (USA). The edited presentation will then be available here as a free course.

We are going to present a new model for building contractor capacity: a Home Performance Incubation Program. No matter your role or background […]

Energy Modeling & the BPI Energy Auditor Certification

Brynn Cooksey’s new course – Energy Modeling for Building Professionals – has been approved as a prerequisite for energy modeling and workscope training required by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for the Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor Certification.

Brynn is a great teacher and you’ll learn a lot in this course. We use Snugg Pro […]

The Energy Modeling in eQUEST Course Just Got a Total Update

Originally launched back in 2016, HeatSpring just unveiled a brand new updated Energy Modeling in eQUEST course, completely revamped by the knowledgeable team at Harris Energy Solutions. 

About eQUEST

The Quick Energy Simulation Tool, also known as eQUEST, has been considered qualified software for calculating commercial building tax deductions since 2005. Since then, it’s been updated numerous […]

June 17th, 2024|Categories: Building Performance, Building Science, Sustainable Building, Zero Net Energy Buildings||

New Free Course Announcement: What is RETScreen Expert? Benchmarking, Feasibility, Performance, & Portfolio

We all know that we need a lot more clean energy on the grid to curb climate change; although, it’s typically not easy knowing what exactly to do or where to start when it comes to clean energy project development. That’s where RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software can help – enabling professionals to build financially […]