The Quiet Revolution: Solar-Plus-Storage Gains Ground

In some parts of the country, the costs of solar-plus-storage are beating grid prices, which is good news for the solar industry and the environment.

For example, in Nevada, regulators in 2019 approved three solar-plus-storage power purchase agreements (PPA) for  Berkshire Hathaway Energy ranging from $31/MWh to $37/MWh. In comparison, levelized prices for grid power now […]

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage, Uncategorized||

Energy Modeling with the Latest Update to ASHRAE’s Standards

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has implemented a new update that will ultimately make energy modeling simpler, says Chris Schaffner, instructor for HeatSpring’s Energy Modeling in eQUEST course.

ASHRAE’s standard 90.1, which covers energy codes, updates every few years–along with the rest of the standards. The 2016 version, just now being […]

February 6th, 2020|Categories: Building Science, LEED, Passive House, Sustainable Building, Uncategorized||

Why All Solar Workers Need to Know Solar Energy Industry Basics

In the past, a small crew of workers with a truck served as a whole solar company, and each crew member had a good grasp of the basics of the industry. They all were well-versed enough in the industry to talk to and sell to customers, which afforded them a fair amount of job mobility […]

November 16th, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Uncategorized||

The Business Case: Seattle Green Roof Saves $70,000 on Stormwater

This article is reprinted with permission from Living Architecture Monitor – June, 2016

The ‘Little Wing’ office building was constructed on a corner lot in Seattle next to existing, adjacent residential buildings in 2013. The building’s core was placed to one side in order to maximize the efficiency of plumbing utilities and to provide a buffer […]

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||

HPC 2017 Home Performance Conference & Trade Show coming to Nashville, TN in March

HeatSpring is proud to partner with the Home Performance Coalition for an exciting, unique and intensive Conference and Trade Show focusing on building science, healthy housing, best business practices, program and technical innovations and more.

The HPC National Conference & Trade Show is where you will join over 1500 residential energy efficiency professionals for four days […]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||