Download Ann Edminster’s Free Tool ‘Minimize the Energy Your Building Needs (Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, Chapter 4)’

This chapter from Edminster’s award-winning, residential zero-energy primer covers key performance issues such as building geometry, enclosure design, comfort strategies and systems, and water heating. She also discusses how to prioritize investment in different features based on climate, cost, and other criteria. Download your free copy here!SBA Free Tool

This tool is used in Ann Edminster‘s Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) course. If you enroll in HeatSpring’s SBA program, you will spend 9 weeks gain exposure to the most important topics in sustainable building, including:

  • Zero net energy buildings (commercial & residential)
  • Integrative design and green building consulting strategies
  • Energy modeling & calculations
  • Passive House, Living Building Challenge, HERS, LEED

Who should download this tool? Architects, engineers, energy consultants, and homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their residential projects.

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About Ann Edminster – owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch, founder/principal of Design AVEnues, is an expert residential net-zero energy consultant, green building teacher, speaker, and author. She consults with builders, developers, software startups, design firms, investors, utilities, public agencies, and homeowners, providing unmatched knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design and construction. She has 35 years of design experience and has guided project teams in the creation of hundreds of award-winning, high-performance homes. Her leadership and contributions – including facilitation, research, and analysis that shaped the LEED for Homes rating system – create healthy, vibrant living spaces, protect the environment, and provide economic benefits.

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