Who do you know whose practice could really benefit from a more rigorous and quantitative understanding of building science, solar energy, superinsulated construction, ventilation, renewable energy, and low energy use mechanical systems? This online course is a packed 10 weeks, and includes a bunch of Excel calculators so folks can do a simple heat loss; calculate frame assembly thermal bridges; estimate hot water energy requirements; calculate the solar gain through the glazing; and do a simple annual energy calculation in order to size the PV system. In the videos Marc cover energy, heat transfer, moisture, thermal bridges, superinsulated construction, ventilation and heating/cooling, DHW, solar thermal and solar electricity. More information here:
The online format allows participation on anyone's individual schedule, as they do the readings, watch the videos, and do the homework. Questions and discussion occur on an active message board, which I monitor daily. The course culminates in a capstone project in which each person designs a zero net energy project.
As a bonus, enrolling in the course includes a membership in NESEA, and discounted admission to BE 2015 (I hope to see you there!)