Rating: 9.4/10 (view ratings)
101 students have taken this course
A note about this course:
Marc Rosenbaum developed this course back in 2015 and hundreds of people have taken it. Around 2017 the demand for the course fell too low to justify Marc running additional instructor-led sessions.
So please be aware that while much of the course material is still relevant, it is no longer being updated. As a result we have lowered the price by more than half and made the course available as a 'self serve' course that is not supported by an instructor.
Satisfaction guarantee - If you aren't happy with this course for any reason, just let us know within 7 days of enrolling and we will provide a full refund.
Learn how to incorporate transformative energy upgrades in existing residential and commercial buildings up to 45,000 square feet.
Forget the theory. This course will fundamentally change the way you approach retrofit projects, while build your network of like minded professionals. Your practice will never be the same.
How to assess if a house is a good candidate for a DER
How energy is used in most houses, and how DERs change that
Typical deficiencies of existing homes and how a DER addresses them
Heat flow, moisture flow, vapor retarders, and how to perform a simple heat loss calculation
Building blocks of a DER—air tightening, foundations, walls, windows, roofs—and the range of approaches that have been successful
Heating, cooling, ventilation, and domestic hot water technologies
Marc Rosenbaum Is A Deep Energy Retrofit (Der) Expert
Marc has as much direct experience in deep energy retrofits as anyone, lives in his own zero net energy DER, and has helped people implement these strategies on numerous single and multi-family homes, schools, light commercial, and institutional buildings.
Self Paced Online Course
This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.
Access Information and Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn A Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.
Marc Rosenbaum has always taught top-notch courses with a unique mix of expertise, humor, and humanity. His new Deep Energy Retrofits course was no exception. I highly recommend it.
- Tom Davidson, DLB Associates
Marc's approach to deep energy retrofits is technically astute, pragmatic, and replete with a broad range of real world case studies. I completed this course understanding far more about DERs than I'd ever imagined.
- John Poole, Birmingham Point Preservationists
This is an excellent course for anyone interested in building or designing buildings with a high level of thermal and energy performance, particularly if you work in existing buildings. The instructor has a wealth of practical knowledge to share and the HeatSpring team does a wonderful job supporting the course.
- Reid Betz, Ageloff & Associates
Marc's wealth of knowledge and years of field experience create an unparalleled learning experience. Seldom does anyone so truly walk the walk they talk.
- Myrt Jaquay-Wilson, Wright Builders
Marc is a true master of doing deep energy retrofits. His ability to break down concepts and deliver each topic in simple terms makes this course easy to understand. It is great for licensed professionals and contractors who want to expand their knowledge and businesses. It is also fun for ordinary folks who just like houses. It's for everyone who wants a low energy, super comfortable home.
Marc Rosenbaum, P.E. uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities which connect us to the natural world, and support both personal and planetary health. He brings this vision, experience and commitment to a collaborative design process, with the goal of profoundly understanding the interconnections between people, place, and...[more]
This is a self-study on demand course. This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment.
Introduction to HeatSpring (Video - 01:25 minutes) preview
A note about this course - self serve (Text)
Introduction to Deep Energy Retrofits
Topics: Benefits, Costs, What makes a good DER?, Where energy goes in houses
Introduction to the Deep Energy Retrofits Course (Video - 10:02 minutes) preview
Course Textbook - Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide (Resource)
READING - DER Guide pgs. 8-11 (Text)
DERs - An Introduction (Video - 15:01 minutes) preview
Energy (Video - 19:36 minutes)
RESOURCE - Thousand Home Challenge website (Resource)
RESOURCE - New Mexico Solar Energy Association Primer (Download .pdf)
RESOURCE - Thousand Home Challenge Priorities Worksheet (Download .xls)
Livermore Case Study (Video - 32:17 minutes)
Marc's Intro to DERs (Download .pdf)
DERs - An Introduction PDF (Download .pdf)
Energy DER PDF (Download .pdf)
Livermore Case Study PDF (Download .pdf)
Take the quiz for this week and earn a passing score (Quiz)
David White's GWP of Insulation Calculator (Download .xls)
Deficiencies of existing houses and how a DER can help
RESOURCE - Introduction to the Thousand Home Challenge (Download .pdf)
RESOURCE - Energy Star Appliances (Resource)
RESOURCE - Lighting Research Center (Resource)
RESOURCE - Bill McKibben New Yorker Article (Resource)
Rosenbaum Case Study Part 1 (Video - 26:24 minutes)
Rosenbaum Case Study Part 2 (Video - 40:51 minutes)
Lights Appliances Monitoring PV PDF (Download .pdf)
Rosenbaum 1 Case Study PDF (Download .pdf)
Rosenbaum 2 Case Study PDF (Download .pdf)
Take the quiz for this week and earn a passing score (Quiz)
Feedback and Additional Resources
This is our last module but you still have access to the all of course materials for 12 months (1 year), so keep working and you'll be able to complete the course at your own pace. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership. Enjoy the course and keep in touch!
1 Year of Access to
Course Materials (Text)
Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member (Resource)
Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)