Zero Net Energy Homes


Marc Rosenbaum’s ‘Zero Net Energy Homes’ has helped students produce hundreds of zero net energy home designs since 2011, many of which have been built.

Does Source Energy = Site Energy?

On the Zero Net Energy Homes discussion board, Marc Rosenbaum clarifies… when it comes to electricity, IS source energy the same as site energy?

 

Student 1: The (course) book says that for electricity, source energy equals site energy… but, there is a small difference. [According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration] About 6% of the electricity is lost […]

HeatSpring’s Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway!

At HeatSpring, we celebrate innovative builders and designers who work to improve the overall quality and performance of public and residential buildings…
Our Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway was created for those who have helped plan, design, construct, and/or operate a high performance building. Entrants could submit a photo of their high performance project(s).* The photo could show the entire high performance building or […]

Get Building Before NESEA’s BuildingEnergy NYC 2015

BuildingEnergy NYC 2015
“BuildingEnergy NYC is a rapidly growing, cross-disciplinary conference that offers practical, hands-on solutions to the financial, environmental, legal, and maintenance challenges facing NYC building owners and practitioners in every neighborhood and borough. Conceived in 2012 and nearly doubling in size yearly, BuildingEnergy NYC sets itself apart as a place where members of New […]

Free Tool: Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator

Download Andy Shapiro’s FREE Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator!

This tool is used in Building Energy Analytics: Measuring and Understanding Building Energy Use course, approved for 10 AIA LU/HSW Credits , 15 Building Performance Institute (BPI) CEUs , 6 GBCI credits (CE Hours for LEED Professionals)
This spreadsheet calculator has a very simple calculator at the top right, based on typical […]

Principles of Deep Energy Retrofits: Homes & Buildings

Principles Underpinning Deep Energy Retrofits (DER) of Both Homes and Non-residential Buildings
In this article, Marc Rosenbaum discusses…

Examples of both Home and Non-Residential Building retrofits
Upgrades to energy and mechanical systems in older buildings
Heating cost and air quality differences between DER spaces and non-DER spaces
How you can learn more about Deep Energy Retrofits through HeatSpring

Deep Energy Retrofits […]