Deep Energy Retrofits

Deep Energy Retrofits

CEUs: 12 AIA LU/HSW, 25 BPI, 12 GBCI, and 6 MA CSL (1 code, 1 workplace safety, 1 business, 3 energy)

Limited discount: $396. Rolling admission.

Spend ten weeks with Marc Rosenbaum learning to 'fix what we have'. This is the companion to Marc's acclaimed "Zero Net Energy Homes" course. That course is geared toward new construction projects while this course focuses exclusively on existing buildings up to 45,000 square feet. It's 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. 

Expect to learn:

  • 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

  • Case studies of successful DERs

Forget the theory. This course will fundamentally change the way you approach retrofit projects, while you earn credits and build a network. Your practice will never be the same.


Marc Rosenbaum