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!

HPB Leaders

‘Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway’ entrant: We own this house. I was a solar installer who decided to help those needing assistance for better efficiency. Over a 7-year period (2007-14) we’ve added new outer insulation, attic insulation, both grid tied and battery (non-grid) PV system and both air and water thermal heating. No fossil fuels used to power this house. Our only utility bills are November-February, so we are more than Net “Zero”. Everything from the new roofing to basement insulation is of recycled content. There will be a series of blogs relating to my project on in the next few months. 

Leaders in HPB

‘Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway’ entrant: This is a certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. It also includes many universal design features and drought-tolerant, Florida-friendly landscaping.


*High performance buildings maximize operational energy savings; improve comfort, health, and safety of occupants and visitors; and limit detrimental effects on the environment.

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Continue Learning with Marc Rosenbaum in ‘Deep Energy Retrofits‘…

Spend ten weeks with Marc Rosenbaum learning to ‘fix what we have’. This is the companion to Marc’s acclaimed “Zero Net Energy Homes” course. That course is geared toward new construction projects while this course focuses exclusively on existing buildings up to 45,000 square feet. It’s a course for professionals who are serious about transformative energy upgrades in residential and commercial buildings. As a capstone project, you will generate a deep energy retrofit (DER) strategy for a building of your choice with the help of Marc and your classmates

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*HeatSpring’s Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway Disclaimer: By submitting your photo, you represent and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else’s rights; and (2) you created the file or other content you are uploading, or otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms. By submitting a photo, you give HeatSpring permission to publish it on HeatSpring Magazine and via HeatSpring’s social media channels. This is not a sweepstakes or a lottery; the winning photo is randomly selected with a number generator. The contest begins November 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2016. The winner of HeatSpring’s Leaders in High Performance Building Giveaway will be announced on HeatSpring Magazine and contacted by email within 48 hours of the close. The winner may choose to take the class selected or choose a class of equal or lesser value. This contest is open to legal residents of the USA. You must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry to participate. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.