Electric tankless water heaters save space, energy and meet new guidelines

With new energy efficiency requirements coming for water heaters, building professionals and homeowners are taking a new look at tankless water heater options

Seedlings! Want to save some money this spring?

If you live in the northern climate, it’s time to start those seedlings for the garden. Many lucky others may have started them already.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Major midwest HVAC company picks up ClimateMaster geothermal

As the popularity of geothermal heating and cooling systems rises, ClimateMaster has teamed with Benoist Brothers Supply to distribute its industry leading products throughout much of the United States.

Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.

Innovative brick uses recycled material and much less energy in manufacturing process

For building professionals concerned about embedded carbon in building products like brick and concrete, there are green alternatives that provide the same performance.

New expansion valve delivers precise control for HVAC-R systems

A fast-responding refrigerant expansion valve delivers mass flow control for retrofit and OEM applications.

Spring is a good time to think about new exterior siding and insulation

As spring approaches with a sense of newness, scores of homeowners see the change in seasons as a chance to revitalize their homes. For many, that means literally putting on a new face by switching out aging siding for an exterior with a fresher look.

Energy efficient window uses recycled wood material as alternative to vinyl

Windows are a big part of a home's performance, but the materials they're made of matter, too.

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Tips to keep your plumbing working throughout the winter

Hopefully, most people probably already know that water expands as it freezes. However, many homeowners underestimate the pressure that this expansion can create.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

Meet PowerWise at NESEA Building Energy March 3 - 5

See the latest energy management and controls available from PowerWise at 2015 NESEA Building Energy Conference. The NESEA Building Energy is focused on renewable energy and highperformance buildings.

Annual energy savings make geothermal a smart alternative to propane

Tanks filled with gallons of propane sit outside the homes of millions of Americans. The fuel is doing more than putting warmth into those homes this winter. It’s also pumping up homeowners’ utility rates.

How raised heel trusses save you money

Raised-heel trusses are engineered wood trusses fitted with a heel where the bottom chord intersects with the perimeter wall plate which raises the top chord. This additional space allows you to...

Bioreactor filtration system treats waste water to highest standards

For residential and commercial building projects looking to save water, a wastewater treatment system delivers water clean enough to be discharged into waterways or used for other purposes.

Where will green building go in 2015?

I was asked recently, “Where do you think green building will go in 2015?” The simple answer is, green building will be a lot more Passive.

The solution to bottled water and tap water

Americans consume over 50 billion disposable plastic bottles of water each year. Only 13% of those bottles get recycled. Despite all the waste, why do we drink bottled water?

What appliances do homeowners miss most during winter outages?

Early-winter power outages are already pockmarking the country. If a recent Harris Poll is any indication, homeowners have a pretty well defined list of household items they miss most while toughing out a power outage without a backup power solution.

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