Zero Net Energy Buildings
Marc Rosenbaum’s ‘Zero Net Energy Buildings’ has helped students produce hundreds of zero net energy home designs since 2011, many of which have been built.
No longer is energy consumption the primary basis for modeling solar projects, says Christopher Schaffner, instructor of HeatSpring’s Energy Modeling in EQuest course. More and more, the focus is on modeling carbon neutrality.
Certain sources of energy have a lower carbon impact, and modeling software can track this impact, says Schaffner, founder of The Green Engineer. […]
The idea of net-zero buildings has been around for years as an alternative to traditional buildings, which now consume about 40% of total fossil fuel energy in the US and the European Union.
However, recently, net-zero buildings have become more popular, says Christopher Schaffner, instructor of HeatSpring’s Energy Modeling in EQuest course. These structures return to […]
We’ve just released a new version Marc Rosenbaum’s renowned Deep Energy Retrofits Course. Instead of a scheduled session which happens once a year, this course is now offered as a self-study on demand course which students can begin anytime.
We’ve replaced hand-graded assignments with quizzes and self-study work, which in turn made it possible for us […]
Can a home be beautiful, powered entirely by solar energy, use sustainable heating and cooling systems and save it’s owners roughly $3,500 a year? Why, yes it can. Just ask Joanne Coons, who built her award winning, single-family, Net Zero Energy Home in 2010. Sustainable Woman Joanne talks Net Zero standards, efficient appliances and goods, her […]
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 […]