Renewable Energy Policy

HeatSpring’s partnership with Renewable Energy World paves the way for policy makers of the present and future to teach and learn together.

Grow Your Green Building Skillset Online — From Design to Retrofits

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 […]

Meet Solar Research Pro Paula Mints

What do Australia, Indian Lands, and women’s shelters have in common…? While it may sound like the start of a bad joke, there’s actually a great – and lucrative – answer: solar power potential and solar market opportunities abound in all three!
The solar market potential is large, and growing. With almost 30 GW of total […]

Driving Down Solar Costs: A 70% Reduction in 5 Years

Launched by the Department of Energy in February 2011, the SunShot Initiative was designed to make solar energy cost-competitive by 2020. In 2010, the cost of one solar watt was $3.80. The SunShot project was attempting to reduce solar costs to $1 per watt or $0.06 per kilowatt-hour, an almost 75% decrease in the 2010 cost. Many perceived […]

62 Million People (& Counting!) Living in Places with 100% Renewable Energy Targets

The idea of communities, cities, states, or countries being powered by 100% renewable energy used to be perceived as fantasy. Enter the Go 100% Renewable Energy Project, which aims to perpetuate the clean energy movement by creating a revolutionary online platform that showcases real-time 100% renewable energy progress. So far, the project has mapped 8 countries, […]

zHome: Setting a National Net Zero Energy and Green Building Precedent

Almost ten years ago, Built Green, an environmentally-friendly residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, began a project to develop the first net energy townhome complex in the United States. The project was created to revolutionize green housing and prove that green building could be done affordably. To date, […]