Unlike other online courses, the BuildingEnergy Masters Series gives you direct access to your cohort as well as the instructor through virtual office hours. Through this partnership we are able to bring you some of the leading-edge practitioners in the world of sustainable design, green building and energy efficiency.
This fall we are co-offering three courses which all start September 14th and vary from 4-10 weeks in length:
Instructor: Mike Duclos
4 weeks: 9/14/2015-10/9/2015
With a brief nod to theory and computation, this course will focus on tips, tricks, pitfalls, and what to expect when making Passive House a reality. Through case studies, videos, readings, quizzes, and Mike’s guidance, you will enhance your ability to be a part of a Passive House project team, the most vital component of any successful Passive House project.
Instructor: Andy Shapiro
6 weeks: 9/14/2015-10/23/2015
You’ll learn the basics of understanding actual energy use in buildings and answer two important questions: What information do we need to know to find out how well a building (or a system in it) is doing? And How do we gather and analyze information to answer our questions?
Deep Energy Retrofits
Instructor: Marc Rosenbaum
10 weeks: 9/14/2015-11/20/2015
Spend ten weeks during this course learning to ‘fix what we have’ by focusing exclusively on existing buildings up to 45,000 square feet. This is a course for professionals who are serious about transformative energy upgrades in residential and commercial buildings. As a capstone project, you will generate a deep energy retrofit (DER) strategy for a building of your choice with the help of Marc and your classmates.