Sustainable Building


A Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) is a leader in the green building field who has met very high standards for green building knowledge.

Sustainable Building Courses:

New Free Course: Introduction to Greywater Systems

For many, water scarcity is a fact of life. In fact, 51% of the United States was in drought as of March 2022. The Southwest is facing a particularly severe drought which began in 2000 and has continued ever since.  A recent study noted that the megadrought in the western United States is the driest […]

April 16th, 2022|Categories: Free Courses, Green Building, Nature-Based Solutions, Sustainable Building, Water||

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 […]

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 […]

Climate Change and COVID Crisis Boost Interest in Ventilation

The Covid-19 crisis and climate change are boosting interest in ventilation and in training that helps people calculate the amount of ventilation needed in a home or building, says HeatSpring instructor Rick Karg.

Karg, who teaches  ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation for Single Family Dwellings, says people are increasingly interested in ventilation because it helps reduce the spread […]

Humbly Making an Impact on the Geothermal Industry

HeatSpring instructor Ryan Carda doesn’t like to brag about the positive impact he’s had on the geothermal industry.

But Brian Hayden, co-founder of HeatSpring, is happy to sing Carda’s praise.

“Ryan is the ultimate teacher because he’s so smart and so patient. Nobody is more deserving of success. He helped the geothermal industry association – IGSHPA – […]