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:

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 […]

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 […]