Green Building


Zero net energy, geothermal 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.

Building Science, Zero Net Energy, Passive House

Mike Duclos’s Passive VS Conventional Floor Planing + Sample Passive House Design (PDF)

Hydronics, Boilers, and Environmental Quality & HVAC Engineering

Free Course: How to Design & Sell Mod-Con Boilers with Roy Collver
Free Course: Achieving Hydraulic Separation in Hydronic Systems with John Siegenthaler
Free Course: Integrating ASHRAE HVAC Standards with Robert Bean
Free Course: Mastering the Outdoor Reset Curve with Dave Yates

Renewable Thermal: Geothermal Heat Pumps & Biomass

Free Course: Temperature Stacking in Thermal Storage for Biomass Heating Systems with John Siegenthaler

We Need an Installation Standard for Ventilation

Buildings are getting tighter to save energy while COVID is drawing attention to the importance of proper ventilation. How much ventilation is needed? For residential buildings, there’s a widely accepted standard.

ASHRAE 62.2 “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings” Standard is a national standard that provides minimum requirements and methods for achieving […]

Scott Sklar’s New and Improved “Solar Power 101” Course

Amory Lovins, Co-Founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, says “Scott Sklar is a walking encyclopedia of American renewable energy.” He’s not kidding. 2,500 solar professionals have taken Scott’s “Solar Power 101” course, which was created in 2014.

The material held up remarkably well because Scott is such an incredible researcher and presenter. But recently Scott went […]

Clean Energy Leadership Institute is Accepting Fellowship Applications

Looking for an opportunity to grow your clean energy network while gaining technical knowledge and leadership development? Check out the Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s Fellowship program!

The Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) mission is to create a multiracial, diverse, and inclusive organization of change-makers working across sectors and disciplines to drive an equitable, decarbonized, and resilient […]

December 21st, 2021|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Green Building, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar Finance||

Solar PV & Climate Action Planning in Canada’s Eastern-Most Province

This is a story about rural communities finding creative climate solutions. Watch this video and read below to hear how three solar pv projects came together and how they are part of a broader and more ambitious plan.

Fundamental Inc. and the Transition 2050 Project

Fundamental Inc. is proud to have been a part of the […]

Wes Kennedy’s Solar Shed and the Quest for Net Zero

This Fall Wes Kennedy is teaching an incredible course called “Comprehensive Solar + Storage”. Consider taking it if you want to level-up your energy storage knowledge and earn a bunch of NABCEP credits. I asked Wes what kept him busy over the summer and his answer was unsurprisingly cool.

Here’s What Wes Has Been Up To

With […]