At HeatSpring, we celebrate innovative builders and designers who work to improve the overall quality and performance of public and residential buildings…
Our Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway was created for those who have helped plan, design, construct, and/or operate a high performance building. Entrants could submit a photo of their high performance project(s).* The photo could show the entire high performance building or a feature of the high performance building (systems, etc). We randomly selected a winner in February 2016!
‘Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway’ entrant: This is a photo of the beginnings of a high performance home I designed showing the raft of foam insulation that we used for the slab on grade. No footings requiring much more excavation and thermal bridges, just thick continuous insulation wrapped completely under the house.
*High performance buildings maximize operational energy savings; improve comfort, health, and safety of occupants and visitors; and limit detrimental effects on the environment.
Continue Learning with Marc Rosenbaum in ‘Zero Net Energy Homes’…
This course is an opportunity to study under Marc for a full ten-week semester, ask him questions, and get specific feedback on your own capstone project. You’ll learn key pitfalls to avoid and get numerical guidelines on sizing peak heat loss, glazing amounts, and solar electric systems. You will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of all of the key components of a zero net energy home—envelope, systems, and renewable energy sources—and how they fit together that will empower you to confidently create your own designs. Successful students will complete a full design for a zero net energy home, including an energy model, and earn NESEA’s ‘Zero Net Energy Homes Professional Certificate’.