Frequently Asked Questions

Zero Net Energy Buildings

How does this course work?

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. This 10 module course is delivered entirely online. This is a self-study, self-paced course and you can set your own schedule to complete the materials. You can begin the lecture videos and other course materials as soon as you enroll. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to generate a certificate of completion.

Does this cover residential or commercial scale buildings?

The course was originally developed for residential and has been recently expanded to include larger scale buildings as well. The physics are applicable to any scale building.

The focus on the enclosure approaches and mechanical systems are for residences and small scale institutional.

There are several residential case studies of varying sizes, then one case study is a new 17,000 sf Living Building Challenge campus center, and another is a Deep Energy Retrofit of a 35,000 sf school.

How long do I have access to the materials?

Students get unlimited access to the course materials as soon as they enroll and for one year (365 days) after enrollment. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world. After the one year of access expires, access can be extended by joining as a HeatSpring member. A single membership extends access to course materials for all past enrollments.

Is there a certificate of completion?

Yes, 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.

Can I register multiple people?

Yes please visit our HeatSpring for Groups page to get a group discount.