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19Aug, 2015

FREE TOOL: Online Ventilation Sizing & Commissioning Tools

Download Rick Karg’s Toolbox of Online Ventilation Sizing and Commissioning Tools for FREE. 
These free online tools will allow architects, engineers, ventilation designers and installers to size ASHRAE 62.2­2013 ventilation, determine the flow rate of existing ventilation equipment, determine the electrical cost of operating ventilation fans, and […]

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19Aug, 2015

Solar Women Summer Series: Reaching a Majority Female Office

Sarah Gaddis and Jodi White work at BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, a Solar PV organization dedicated to supporting local, independent installers by offering only a select group of top-quality products. Sarah and Jodi spoke with us about their roles at BayWa r.e., their experience in the industry and […]

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15Aug, 2015

Free Lecture: Sustainable Roofing? There’s an App for That!

It would be great to be able to sell the latest energy and environmental features of modern commercial roofing systems, but it can be a challenge to find tools that help you quantify the benefits for your clients and customers. How much energy will the roof […]

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13Aug, 2015

Life Cycle of a Vertical Drilling Fluid

In this article, Brock Yordy, columnist for National Driller, outlines the life cycle of drilling fluids from creation to disposal. Brock teaches Drilling Fluids Management, a 6-week master class for industrial drilling companies.
Drilling fluids management is a term interpreted differently depending on the drilling project and […]

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13Aug, 2015

Free Lecture: Net Zero Water For Building and Sites

Through a combination of rainfall harvesting, aggressive conservation, and water recycling, our buildings and sites can achieve self-sufficiency and reduce or eliminate their reliance on municipal water infrastructure. This free lecture, taught by architectural and landscape expert Jeffrey Bruce (FASLA, LEED, ASIC, GRP), examines the core […]

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13Aug, 2015

The Advantages of Adding Storage to Your Commercial Solar PV Design

In the article below, Christopher LaForge, IREC-Certified Master Trainer, NABCEP-Certified PV Installation Professional, and CEO of Great Northern Solar, provides detail about the advantages of adding storage to your commercial solar PV design.
Learning Takeaways:

By storing solar generation during the middle of the day and then using […]

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12Aug, 2015

Maximizing Effectiveness in Sustainable Building Projects

The following piece was written by HeatSpring Instructor Ann V. Edminster, M.Arch., LEED AP. Ann will be teaching HeatSpring’s Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) course in October. 
Takeaways:

While working on zero energy homes, a highly efficient, airtight building enclosure is a must and moisture management is absolutely critical.
The value of integrated […]

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12Aug, 2015

The Solar Developer’s Modeling Challenge: How Much Detail Is Enough?

In the article below, Chris Lord, HeatSpring’s expert instructor, outlines when and why detail in modeling cash flows from a renewable energy project really matters.
Key Takeaways:

Modeling forces us to confront the troubling “unknowns” about our project, and that implicates two curious aspects of human nature.
The […]

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12Aug, 2015

Residential vs. Commercial Ground Loop Design Software Options

In this article, Ryan Carda, HeatSpring instructor and President of Geo-Connections, Inc., shares the differences between residential and commercial ground loop design software. Join his live webinar on August 19th at 10AM Central (see below for details).
Geo-Connections, Inc makes web-based ground loop design software, and we now have two […]

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12Aug, 2015

Free Tool: Site Lease vs. Buy Modeling Calculator

Chris Lord’s FREE Site Lease vs. Buy Modeling Calculator allows users to compare a lease rate against a potential purchase of a solar PV site where the lease rate (including escalator) is known.

This tool is used in HeatSpring’s Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects course.

About Chris Lord
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