Passive House


Passive House has been called the ‘ultimate energy efficiency standard for buildings,’ and is gaining popularity as more are in use.

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eQUEST vs. OpenStudio

Is eQUEST or OpenStudio better for running energy models? That was the question from a student this week. Here’s how they framed it:

“I’m interested in gaining a qualification in building energy modeling, to perform my firm’s energy rating building code compliance and also to assist my colleagues in making better sustainable design decisions. Looking to […]

Resources for the Building Science Generalist

Looking for some new books or opportunities to build your knowledge base in zero energy buildings? Marc Rosenbaum, instructor of How to Think About Energy in Buildings course, shares his ideas for expanding your knowledge in the field of building science. You can tune into the video or read the transcript below.

Brit: What are some […]

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 […]

Climate Change and COVID Crisis Boost Interest in Ventilation

The Covid-19 crisis and climate change are boosting interest in ventilation and in training that helps people calculate the amount of ventilation needed in a home or building, says HeatSpring instructor Rick Karg.

Karg, who teaches  ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation for Single Family Dwellings, says people are increasingly interested in ventilation because it helps reduce the spread […]

David J. Goldstein Awarded Genius Grant for Multifamily HVAC Solution

Please join us in congratulating David J. Goldstein, the first Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. David is an engineer and an entrepreneur. He has self-funded the development of a new HVAC solution that has potential to make multifamily housing more affordable while increasing occupant comfort and reducing CO2 emissions.

We learned of David’s work through […]