Zero Energy Home Basics: Economics, Minimizing Energy Needs and Use, and Renewable Systems - Self Study

Online

Length: 1 module

Author: Ann Edminster

Subjects: Green Building: Zero Net Energy, Green Building: Building Science, Green Building: Sustainable Building

Description

What are Zero Energy Homes? How are they cost efficient and how do they help significantly lessen energy use? Sustainable building expert Ann Edminster has the answers.

In this course, designed as an introduction to all things Zero Net Energy, Ann discusses...
-- Zero Net Energy definitions
-- Home economic considerations
-- The minimizing of building energy use
-- The minimizing of occupant energy needs
-- Renewable energy systems

Note: This course is built with content from the original Sustainable Building Advisor course.

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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.

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Author

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Ann Edminster

owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch, founder/principal of Design AVEnues, is an expert residential net-zero energy consultant, green building teacher, speaker, and author. She consults with builders, developers, software startups, design firms, investors, utilities, public agencies, and homeowners, providing unmatched knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design and...[more]

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Course Outline

Zero Energy Home Lectures

Watch Ann's lectures, parts 1 & 2, then 3, 4 & 5.

  • Lecture: Zero Energy Homes Goals, Definitions & Economics (Video)
  • Lecture: Minimizing Building Energy Needs and Occupant Energy Use + Renewable Energy Systems (Video)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video) preview
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  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)
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