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.

Advice for Launching a Diverse Building Science Career

It’s no accident that HeatSpring instructor Marc Rosenbaum knows quite a bit about virtually all facets of the building science industry. When he began his career nearly 40 years ago, the industry and collective knowledge surrounding it didn’t exist yet. He didn’t have a choice but to become a generalist. 

For folks launching their building science […]

July 7th, 2022|Categories: Building Science, Green Building, Passive House, Sustainable Building, Zero Net Energy Buildings||

Why the World Needs Building Science Generalists

When HeatSpring instructor Marc Rosenbaum began his work in building science over 40 years ago, there wasn’t a whole industry surrounding it. There wasn’t research to reference or frameworks to follow. Marc and his generation of peers essentially invented the industry of optimizing buildings. Learning as he built his career made Marc a generalist. This […]

Live Commissioning (Cx) Class with 8 PDHs Launching March 18th

If you’re ready for a deep-dive into Commissioning (Cx), Khaled Yousef is ready to give it to you. He’s teaching a one (full) day commissioning course on March 18th.

This course has been evaluated and approved by the Practicing Institute of Engineering, Inc. (PIE) for compliance with the New York State Mandatory Continuing Education requirements for […]

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 […]

Scott Sklar’s New and Improved “Solar Power 101” Course

Amory Lovins, Co-Founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, says “Scott Sklar is a walking encyclopedia of American renewable energy.” He’s not kidding. 2,500 solar professionals have taken Scott’s “Solar Power 101” course, which was created in 2014.

The material held up remarkably well because Scott is such an incredible researcher and presenter. But recently Scott went […]