Forest and Biomass Grants: Meet the Man Who’s Helped Companies Acquire $2.5 Million+

The article below is an interview with Craig Rawlings, President & CEO of the Forest Business Network (FBN). Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the forest products industry. As a “serial entrepreneur,” Craig has started and run several successful construction and forest product-related businesses, culminating with Forest Business Network.

Craig’s mission is to help […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Biomass Heating, Q+A|Tags: , , |

Calculate Heat Loss to the Ground with Marc Rosenbaum

Marc Rosenbaum, Director of Engineering, South Mountain Company and one of HeatSpring’s expert instructors, taught a free live lecture to more than 200 architects and builders last week. His focus: demonstrate how buildings interact thermally with the ground and teach people how to calculate heat loss to the ground.

Access Full Lecture and Additional Resources Here

During […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Categories: Building Efficiency, Q+A, Zero Net Energy Homes||

HeatSpring Launches “Ask An Expert” Services

Today’s we’re launching a quick and simple but important addition to our extensive library of free articles, white-papers, tools and free courses, and it’s called HeatSpring’s Ask An Expert service. The Ask an Expert service is for both clean energy professionals and property owners that need help with a very specific situations related to clean energy.

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Top Alternative Energy Articles of 2011: Companies Love Technology but want Sales

2011 was an amazing year for renewable energy. All industries had impressive growth, product innovation, and business model innovation.

Here are the top 10 posts from HeatSpring Magazine in 2011, based on the number of reads each post received, and our favorite posts. The data is skewed by two items. First, older posts clearly had more time to accumulate reads. Second, some posts were featured on our monthly newsletter which drastically increases hits.

Here’s what I’ve noticed about what’s most interesting to people. While the main challenge companies are facing is getting their first sales or increasing sales and maintaining profitability, readers seem more interested in articles about technology. This makes sense. In order to be confident about selling and creating an efficient sales process, you must understand how a project is designed and installed.
Here are the Top 10 Posts

Top 50 Most Efficient Geothermal Heat Pumps
A Simple, 4 Step Guide to Designing Geothermal Systems
Top 5 Ways to Spot a Bad Roof in a Solar Assessment
Three Most Common Mistakes Made by Geothermal Designers
Top 50 Most Efficient Solar Thermal Modules
11 Tips for Proper Manual J Calculations
10th Anniversary Geothermal Survival Kit
Geothermal Powers the Statue of Liberty
How to Overcome the Top 5 Objections in Selling Solar and Geothermal
3 Things you May Not Know About Solar PV Sales


By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: Q+A||

Q+A with Solar Thermal Expert Bob Ramlow: Hard Water Issues, PV Powered Solar Thermal and Best Practices with Air Venting

Before, during, and after our trainings students ask our instructors many detailed and specific questions. These are questions that are useful to anyone who is involved in the design and installation of renewable energy systems. At HeatSpring, we’ve always felt it would be useful to spread this knowledge to others who could not have the benefit of attending the course.  However, until now, we have not found a way to efficiently spread this information.
For each course, we’ve created a closed forum that only students have access to, both before and after the training has finished. The forums give students direct contact with instructors in addition to the time they’ve spent together during the training.  They can use it ask the instructors very specific questions, share docuemnts and plans and schedule phone conversions if the email and forum’s are not helping them. From these interactions, we will be picking some of the best questions and sharing them with you.

In this issue, three questions will be addressing three question Bob Ramlow was asked.

Is hardwater an issue with closed loop solar thermal systems?
Are solar pv powered solar thermal systems cheaper and easier to operate then traditionals powered ones?
What are the best practices for placement of automatic air vents in solar thermal systems?


By |December 20th, 2011|Categories: Geothermal and Solar Design and Installation Tips, Q+A, Solar, Solar Thermal||