Energy Models: Design Tools & Energy Use Simulators

“What is an Energy Model?”
In this brand new free course, P.E. and LEED Fellow Chris Schaffner explains.

Chris describes a variety of methods for modeling building energy consumption. He starts with simple energy estimating tools of increasing complexity and finally arrives at detailed energy simulations.

A few simple methods are described, and spreadsheets built to use these methods […]

Solar Partnership Flip: Alive and Well in 2016

Chris Lord discusses partnership flips under the IRC
As Mark Twain once said, “News of the recent death of the partnership flip for solar transactions is greatly exaggerated.”

Okay, he didn’t exactly refer to partnership flips; he was talking about a newspaper article that prematurely reported his death. But in the case of the partnership flip in […]

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Are you a renewables or sustainability expert? Want to grow your network, make money and share your expertise? Teach with HeatSpring today!
Who are we?
HeatSpring is an online training company offering free and paid courses in residential and commercial solar, storage, green building, microgrids, commercial wind, renewable HVAC and more. Our audience is comprised of 45,000+ […]

Free Lecture: Commercial Photovoltaic Design- Integrating Commercial Scale Storage

Sign up for Christopher LaForge’s FREE Commercial Photovoltaic Design- Integrating Commercial Scale Storage Lecture today!
In this video lecture, Chris explains how commercial scale storage will affect the market for commercial clients, some of the major players that are in the current expanding field and see how small utilities will benefit from this scale of storage added to Commercial […]

Free Lecture: Integrative Design Process

Join expert instructor Bill Reed for his Integrative Design Process Free Lecture, presented with partner Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA).

An integrative process consistently produces cost-effective solutions, higher performance, healthier living systems, elegant design, reduced time to market, and is a heck of a lot more fun and less frustrating. So why is it the exception rather than the […]