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Flood Recovery and Renovation

Dry and Decontaminate Quickly Flood recovery begins with drying and decontaminating the home as quickly as possible after the flood recedes. Materials like carpet, sheetrock, ceiling tile, insulation, and fiberglass ducts are almost never salvageable because you can't decontaminate them. Begin b

Choosing Roof Designs for New Buildings

A roof’s purpose Before you choose a roof design for a new building, you should understand the purpose of a roof. The primary purpose of roof is to shed rainwater and snow. A secondary purpose — and a less appreciated one — is to provide shade. A roof’s enemies Moisture, and to a lesser e

Adult-Learning Experiments – 10 Findings

A Collection of Adult-Learning Research Results The book, Building Expertise by Ruth Colvin-Clark, offers one of the best summaries of adult-learning (pedagogy) research available. Like so many fields adult-learning pedagogy is hindered by dubious assumptions and outdated traditions. Ms. Colvin-Cl

Rainscreens and drainage planes

Building assemblies can get wet Building scientists assume that some rainwater leaks through the cladding or roofing and that water vapor migrates through insulated building assemblies, sometimes condensing within those cavities. These two phenomena both can dampen building assemblies. What are r

Books, field guides, and tech briefs for the building performance industry.
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Visit our bookstore for a wide choice of publications. Consider the Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency to save energy at home. Take a look at Residential Energy or the Energy Auditor Field Guide if you're a student or technician in the fields of home energy auditing and retrofits. Get our technical briefs and reference sheets for quick access to useful information.

Licensed lessons and courses across a wide variety of topics.
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Over the years, we've collaborated with utility companies, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), the Building Performance Institute (BPI), and the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to develop industry leading courses and publications. Now you can bring this wealth of information and experience to your training program. Maybe you represent a community college, a professional training organization, or a large company wanting to train internally. The course and lessons in Saturn Curriculum are flexible enough to meet your training needs.

Capture, develop, share, and effectively use organizational knowledge.
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We harvest and store knowledge in print publications, electronic publications, and online-learning curricula. Don't let your organization's knowledge walk out the door with your retirees.

We offer dozens of free articles that show you how to reduce energy consumption.
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Topics cover residential, multi-family, and commercial buildings. All are available here for online viewing. Let us know if you're interested in licensing them for your use.

Certification courses, continuing education, and professional development.
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We deliver online courses that prepare energy professionals for certification exams, to further career development, fulfill job training requirements, and provide continuing education. We offer courses for RESNET, BPI, Weatherization and others.

Get your own online training center.
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We can install, host, and administer your Learning Management Systems. Some LMS features include automatic enrollment, student performance records, and activity reports. Deliver your own online training using our licensed lessons, or we can help you get your existing content online.