Building Science


Building science is the collection of knowledge and experience that focuses on the analysis and control of the physical phenomena affecting buildings and architecture. It traditionally includes the detailed analysis of building materials and building envelope systems.

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 Science, Green Building, Sustainable Building, Zero Net Energy Buildings||

Introducing Green Workforce Connect – A New Platform for Home Weatherization Careers from IREC

The team at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and a diverse network of partners recently released Green Workforce Connect, a home weatherization career platform that will connect job seekers, students, and contractors to local training providers and employers. With so many in the HeatSpring community working in green building, building performance, and energy efficiency, […]

Air-to-Water Heat Pump training now Free for Members

Starting today, for a limited time, Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating & Cooling is free for HeatSpring Members. 

Air-to-Water heat pumps are up there with solar pv and energy storage on the list of ready-to-deploy technologies enabling our energy transition. No matter where you live, you’re going to see big incentives for heat pumps soon […]

Heat Pumps 101: Three Modes of Heat Transfer

This is the third in a series of Heat Pump 101 videos from instructor and author, John Siegenthaler, P.E.. “Thermodynamic Basics” was the previous lesson in the series. You can enroll in John’s Heat Pump 101 course for free to learn the very basics of heat pumps in less than an hour.

The three modes of […]

May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Building Science, Free Courses, Heat Pumps, HVAC Design|Tags: |

New Free Webinar Announcement: Home Assessments for Decarbonization

Electrification of existing homes is a hot trend, and rightfully so with all the latest incentives for residences and businesses to transition to electric. Anyone working in the retrofit field is likely – sooner or later – to be asked to help a homeowner with this process. While it can be straightforward, more often it […]