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:

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 […]

GRID Alternatives’ International Program Expands to Nepal

In July, HeatSpring published a Sustainable Women Series article featuring the Founder and CEO of GRID Alternatives, a national non-profit that facilitates affordable solar power projects, oftentimes in low-income communities. In this follow-up article, I spoke with Jenean Smith, the Director of the International Programs at GRID Alternatives, whose working on a 16 kW solar […]

Building Automation Systems and Open Building Systems: Design Specs

Building Automation Systems (BAS) specifications are a required piece of any building construction, upgrade or retrofit project.
Learn about Building Automation Systems and Design Specifications for Open Building Systems in Ron Bernstein’s latest course.

Typically developed by a consulting engineer, a good specification can significantly enhance the effectiveness and usability of a project. A bad specification can […]

Water in Sustainable Building: Distribution, Uses & “Zero Net” Strategies

In this free course, sustainable building expert Ann Edminster discusses the uses of water in sustainable building practices.
Enroll and learn about…
-The distribution of water on Earth
-How water gets to and leaves building sites
-How water is used on building sites
-Getting to “zero net” water with strategies, including:
Indoor efficiency, outdoor efficiency, storm water use, rainwater use, grey […]