3 weeks from now, NESEA and I will once again offer the Zero Net Energy Homes online course. 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? It's 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 I cover energy, heat transfer, moisture, thermal bridges, superinsulated construction, ventilation and heating/cooling, DHW, solar thermal and solar electricity.
As a bonus, enrolling in the course includes a membership in NESEA!
“I would just like to take this moment of enthusiasm and express how terrific I think this course is.”
“These calculators are great. The ability to tweak a couple of factors and see the whole system impact is outstanding. I feel like these are great tools to "nudge" clients towards better performing buildings as we can attach dollar amounts to heat loss....”
“The quality of teaching in your course is amazing, every word choice, how clearly the ideas are outlined, the various calculators are incredible. I'm only on week 2 and I can't believe how much I've learned.”
Lucy (homeowner doing a Deep Energy Retrofit)
“Both NESEA and Marc have given me a tremendous leg up in my work, shortening my learning curve by months if not years in some areas.”
Newell (company president, timber framer, design/builder)
"I really, really enjoyed the course, Marc! While my wife truly grew to resent the amount of time I spent on the computer every evening, the grief I suffered was worth it. It was a real treat to have such an experienced professional open their reserves of knowledge up to anybody keen enough to listen. Most courses in energy efficient construction and sustainable design are too fluffy and general; having some math and spreadsheets to really sink our teeth into was an absolute gift. Thank you very much for the wonderful generosity of your time and attentive responses. In a world where mentorship in the construction world is all but lost, it is a terrific thing you are doing to keep the future of the industry headed down the path that yourself and your colleagues have got us started on."