Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery and tools.

To Electrify or Not To Electrify? – a new free course

Should we be trying to electrify everything? To help answer that question, we’re excited to present, “To Electrify or Not To Electrify?” a new free course taught by Robb Aldrich and Nicole Ceci from Steven Winter Associates. Their presentation is offered in partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.

About the Course

Should we be trying to electrify […]

Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit: A New Free Course

Here’s the story of “Finally Fossil-Fuel Free: Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit”, a new free course presented by Brian Just from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. His presentation is offered in partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.

Air-to-water heat pumps have generated a lot of excitement for their enormous retrofit potential. This case study […]

Are Heat Pumps a Form of Renewable Energy?

It’s common for policymakers to argue that heat pumps are not a form of renewable energy, says John Siegenthaler, instructor of HeatSpring’s Application of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating & Cooling course.

In response to such claims, he argues that heat pumps are indeed renewable sources of energy because they draw from an untapped and […]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Building Science, Hydronic Heating, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Building||

Zero Net Energy Buildings with Marc Rosenbaum is Back!

I am so excited to announce that renowned Zero Net Energy (ZNE) expert Marc Rosenbaum is back with a newly updated version of his best selling Zero Net Energy Buildings course.

It has been a long hiatus since our last session with Marc Rosenbaum back in 2016 but during its run this was one of our […]

An Overview of Commercial and Industrial Fan Efficiency

Fans are the last of the low-hanging efficiency fruit in HVAC and process applications.
In this lecture, Wade Smith, former Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association, introduces critical concepts related to commercial and industrial fan efficiency and explains how to capture significant savings in fan energy use.

The lecture provides a wealth of actionable facts […]