About this course

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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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 1:24 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
Zero Energy Home Lectures

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

  • Lecture: Zero Energy Homes Goals, Definitions & Economics (34:04 minutes)
  • Lecture: Minimizing Building Energy Needs and Occupant Energy Use + Renewable Energy Systems (50:39 minutes)

Author

  • Ann Edminster

    owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC
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    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... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.

Reviews

4.4
Based on 144 reviews
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students have taken this course
04/30/2022

good

Waled Yahya
02/15/2021

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Troy Murray
12/31/2020

thank you for the course it was very inpiring to obtain ZNE home

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