Secrets to Creating Your High Performance Home

More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.

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Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


Selecting Active Technologies for an Energy-Efficient Home

A popular approach for a green home is called Passive House. It calls for designing a home with a very tight building envelope and very high levels of insulation to minimize the need for mechanical heating and cooling. An alternative...

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Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


What is LEED for Homes and How Can Geothermal Heating and Cooling Play a Role?

Green home certifications are gaining in popularity as homeowners and builders recognize the value comes with third-party verification of a home's sustainability and performance. One of the most popular green certifications is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.


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Geothermal gains ground in residential construction

Enthusiasm for geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground among builders, contractors and homebuyers alike.

Manufacturer support is the key to geothermal success for contractors

Designing and installing a geothermal system requires a new set of skills from HVAC contractors.

Contractors can tap manufacturers to add geothermal to their tool kit

With a growing interest in comfortable home heating, builders and contractors can add geothermal heating and cooling to their offerings for demanding homebuyers.

Contractors should find the best partners for geothermal heating and cooling success

The secret to a building professional's success is finding the right partners for geothermal heating and cooling systems.

A peek at the future of HVAC, refrigeration (video)

Consumer care of indoor air quality and indoor health will drive the development of HVAC and refrigeration products that are more efficient and sustainable.

AHR Review: 5 products that take home efficiency and comfort to new levels

At the 2016 AHR Expo, 60,000 industry professionals and nearly 2,000 exhibitors reviewed the latest and best products in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry.

New York City leads on geothermal adoption

The New York City Council passed the geothermal energy bill on Dec. 7, 2015, and sent it to Mayor De Blasio for signing. This bill requires New York City to identify and implement geothermal heat pump installations in all its new construction and retrofits when it is shown that doing so would be cost effective.

Countdown: Top 10 blogs of 2015

Building science experts graciously share their thoughts and experiences with us to inspire and educate homeowners and builders to create high performance homes.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

What type of water heater do I need?

To help you select the type of water heater that best suits your home's need, the U.S. Department of Energy offers an overview of the different types on the market today. When selecting a new water heater, consider what fuel type or energy source you will use, including its availability and cost.

Ready to Geo? National Geothermal Day is here! (VIDEO)

One renewable resource is often overlooked: geothermal heating and cooling.

You can use geothermal on a small home lot

New and existing homes can take advantage of geothermal heating and cooling, with one catch: there has to be enough room to install the ground loop system.

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

Integrate geothermal with water heating systems

There are a couple of ways to integrate geothermal heating and cooling and the hot water system in a home.

Get on board for Geothermal Day!

To help spread the word, Bosch Thermotechnology is sponsoring Geothermal on October 20, 2015. Why choose geothermal for your home?

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