Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

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

FEATURES


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.

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.

Geothermal heat pumps create greener, cleaner home with air filter

Many homeowners believe their homes are sanctuaries from all that hovers invisibly, blocked by filters in their air conditioning systems. But the reality is that most filters pose little match to what lingers in the air, be it pollen, mold, dust mites or hairspray. In fact, standard filters only trap 2 percent of particles in the air.

Oklahoma residential development will feature geothermal in every home

Oklahoma-based builder McAlister Construction Inc.'s residential development project will exclusively feature geothermal-based heating and cooling.

Great green reads: Top 10 high performance home building articles for 2014

The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.

Geothermal systems heat pools, too

Homeowners in Orono, Minnesota, were searching for a way to heat the pool at their new lakeside home that wouldn't break the bank. Of course, energy efficiency, reliability and abundant heating and cooling were goals of the project as well.

As temperatures dip, homeowners with geothermal avoid utility spikes

As temperatures dip across the country, most homeowners are seeing their utility bills spike this winter. But not those who have homes outfitted with geothermal heating systems.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

Don't make a mistake when specifying your geothermal system

Selecting the right heating and cooling equipment for your home can be confusing. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for contractors to specify a geothermal system with more capacity than your home requires.

ClimateMaster geothermal extends its reach into Western Canada

As ClimateMaster broadens its geothermal offerings across North America, the company recently partnered with Independent Supply Co. to distribute its popular products and equipment around western Canada.

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NEWS


Large residential geothermal development underway

Norton Commons plans to construct the largest 100-percent geothermal residential community in the United States.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

New Texas community will rely on geothermal for net-zero performance

A new mixed-use planned community in Austin, Texas, aims to have 7,500 homes built to net-zero standards.

Oklahoma residential development features geothermal heat pumps

The 46-home Avondale residential development project in Moore, Oklahoma, will feature geothermal-based heating and cooling in all the homes.

Geothermal HVAC helps a new home reach net zero

A new net-zero home in California relied on geothermal heating and cooling to help the builders reach the goal of generating as much electricity as the home uses.

Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

Renewable energy groups lobby to extend US investment tax credits

The 30 percent federal tax credit for a range of energy efficiency measures is set to expire at the end of 2016 and industry lobbyists are campaigning to extend or reinstate expired the tax credits.

Zero Energy Building construction moving to mainstream

Despite short-term price fluctuations, energy costs will continue to rise over the long term, driving greater interest in building that produce as much or more energy as they consume.

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.

Financial backing grows for transformation of geothermal ground loops into a utility

The utilization of geothermal heating and cooling is gaining ground, as one company will finance $25 million in geothermal loop installations in North America.

New map leads to resources for UK water-source heat pumps

A new map from the United Kingdom's energy department shows areas where water-source heat pumps would be most feasible.

Renovation of historic homestead includes geothermal system

A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.

Rehabbed Chicago homes will add solar to green upgrades

The first of five rehabbed homes in the Highland Park neighborhood includes solar panels as part of a package of green upgrades that will increase the homes' market value.

Geothermal heating beats the high cost of propane

After going through three winters with the geothermal system in his home, homeowner Neal Kelly was pleased with the choice he made.

Hybrid solar geothermal heating and cooling system wins patent

With performance proven in an award-winning net-zero home, a hybrid solar-geothermal heating and cooling system was awarded a U.S. patent.

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Geothermal heating and cooling taps into the thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth below our feet. This research center will show you how geothermal heating and cooling works, how geothermal heating and cooling can be used in your home, and keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in geothermal technology.