Meet NABCEP!

By now, all solar professionals have heard of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certifications. But, what does it mean to be NABCEP certified, and how can you get certified? How is the new Associate Program different from the old Entry Level Program? Program Manager Kathryn Casey discusses these questions and more in this […]

Megawatt Design: 3 Obstacles You Might Face (…and 3 Solutions!)

Megawatt Design expert Ryan Mayfield addresses 3 obstacles that professionals in the field might experience.
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Student 1: The most common obstacle we run in to is the structural requirement during the initial budgeting phase. Typically the potential customer does not want to pay for a structural analysis of a building roof or soil borings and engineering […]

Leaders in High Performance Building: The Efficient & Comfortable Spec Home

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 […]

Free Tool: Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator

Download Andy Shapiro’s FREE Water and Hot Water Usage Estimator!

This tool is used in Building Energy Analytics: Measuring and Understanding Building Energy Use course, approved for 10 AIA LU/HSW Credits , 15 Building Performance Institute (BPI) CEUs , 6 GBCI credits (CE Hours for LEED Professionals)
This spreadsheet calculator has a very simple calculator at the top right, based on typical […]

Solar Women Summer Series: Success in the Employee-Owned Solar Business Model

The Solar Women Summer Series continues with Co-Owner and Director of Strategic Planning & Initiatives at Namasté Solar, Amanda Bybee.
Namasté Solar provides PV design, engineering, installation, maintenance, and consulting services to residential, commercial, builder, non-profit, and government customers throughout the U.S., with a mission to propagate the responsible use of solar energy, pioneer conscientious business practices, and […]