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, and Roofing

Hydronics, Boilers, and Environmental Quality & HVAC Engineering

Renewable Thermal: Geothermal Heat Pumps & Biomass

Grow Your Green Building Skillset Online — From Design to Retrofits

From building science to retrofits, energy modeling, smart homes, and beyond, HeatSpring offers a comprehensive marketplace of green building courses. Join your expert instructors for weeks of top notch technical training.

Deep Energy Retrofits – Upgrade existing residential and commercial buildings up to 45,000 square feet. From building assessment to heat and airflow calculations and beyond, you’ll […]

Fostering Sustainability in Prisons + Reducing Emissions/Consumption

How can prisons act as a catalyst for sustainability efforts? In 2003, Dan Pacholke, Superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Washington, attempted to answer that question by implementing rainwater harvesting and composting measures designed to reduce waste, cut costs, and create work for inmates. That same year, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, a professor at The […]

Deep Energy Retrofits for Historic Buildings

Historic buildings are a special case in the world of Deep Energy Retrofits, as they bring additional constraints and special structural issues to the forefront. Still, bringing a beloved (but usually energy inefficient) community building into the resource climate of the 21st century is incredibly rewarding.

In this course, designed for architects, engineers, builders, and owners/operators […]

UW Greek Community Perpetuating College Sustainability Movement

Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student-run program at the University of Washington working to make the Greek Community a more sustainable place. Working through UW EcoReps and supported by the UW Sustainability office, this newly-created program has already been extremely successful. A sustainable lighting project is estimated to save one […]

Selling Home Performance: 4 Traps to Avoid

You want the sale. We all want the sale!
Maybe you’re very hungry to post some numbers or push to hit the plan. That’s OK. But don’t let that get in the way of good approaches… 
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL ROGERS, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE OMSTOUT CONSULTING ENERGY MATTERS BLOG

It’s easier to stick with a […]