Free Lecture: ‘Real Zero’ Net Energy Homes

Enroll in ‘Real Zero’ today!

In this free lecture, Bruce King discusses the faults of our current home construction elements and the industry shift toward “net zero” buildings. During the lecture, King addresses questions that often arise in the green building industry, including construction costs, materials, energy use, and the importance of evaluating supply chain when getting […]

3+ Ways to Replace Spray Foam Insulation in Your Basement

Here’s a discussion feed from one of our best-selling courses, Zero Net Energy Homes. In the discussion, one of our students asks Marc Rosenbaum for foam-free ways to retrofit her New England basement.

Here are the alternatives to spray foam discussed below:

Expanded cork board insulation
Rigid rock wool
Mineral wool batt to conform roughly to the rubble wall […]

Win a $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award!

Think your house is the best Zero Net Energy building in the Northeast? 
 
You could win $10,000! The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), a membership organization with a mission to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the Built Environment, is on the search for this year’s $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award. They’re looking for the […]

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Free 26 Minute Lesson on Performing Heat Loss Calculations for Net Zero Energy Homes

Calculating heat loss, and designing for minimal heat loss, is absolutely critical to designing and building net zero energy home or to passive house standards.

Watch this 26 minute video lesson, from Marc Rosenbaum’s Zero Net Energy Homes course to learn about how to design buildings with minimal heat loss. If you need to learn how […]

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Full Case Study of 8 Net Zero Energy Homes

The following post is a case study of 8 Net Zero Energy Homes that were designed by South Mountain Company (SMC). SMC’s Marc Rosenbaum is teaching a class on Net Zero Energy Design that will give you all of the information and tools (Marc’s own custom made tools) to design Net Zero energy homes. The […]

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