National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

The lure of geothermal systems is attractive: clean, efficient heating and cooling and minuscule monthly energy bills compared to traditional air-handling methods. Hooking consumers, however, isn’t always so easy. It’s at least becoming easier, thanks to an array of incentives...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Small Business Enjoys Comfort and Energy Efficiency of Radiant Heat in New Facility

As Bill Kelly of Kelly Brothers Painting began planning his new business facility in Truckee, California two years ago there was one clear objective: achieve the maximum energy efficiency possible. This case study explains how the owner decided that radiant heating was the best option, providing instant comfort and savings.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


How to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor air quality in homes, buildings, and schools is a silent-yet-critical component in the overall health and well-being of the individuals who inhabit them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that poor indoor air quality is among the top global environmental health risks.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Zehnder America


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Green inspiration for your health and comfort

One of my goals with green education is inspiring people to take action, and contribute to their life being better! In this podcast, we gab about off-gassing, which is when VOC’s are released from things in your home (or building) like carpet, flooring, adhesives, furniture and more.

Health issues put spotlight on poor indoor air quality

Although people may feel healthy despite exposure to pollution, Lyme disease or other illnesses can act as a trigger, significantly degrading health.


Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

ERVs solve green building air quality challenges

As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.

Familiar components connect to deliver economical whole home ventilation

Builders looking for solutions to meet whole-home ventilation requirements can tap into a proven system that does the job at an economical cost.

New furnace platform delivers high performance and easy installation

It's the the first new furnace platform from American Standard in 25 years.

Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

In recognition of its energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta Products Corporation was recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award by the EPA.

Green home project concentrates on comfort (video)

While energy efficiency grabs the headlines, it's the daily living that makes a green home successful.

Indoor air quality in the workplace

The quality of the air inside of offices, retail stores, restaurants and other types of workplaces can have an impact on the health and comfort of the workers. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to improve indoor air quality in workplaces.


ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges

Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.

Mass market builder Pulte developing zero net energy home prototype

Pulte says it is the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.

Variable speed technology creates high efficiency geothermal heating and cooling

Geothermal is already one of the most energy efficient options for heating and cooling, but variable capacity systems boost performance even farther.

Video: geothermal benefits explained

Homebuilders and owners looking for new energy efficiency options are turning to geothermal heating and cooling.

Geothermal HVAC cuts operating costs for commercial buildings

Commercial building owners are tapping into the power of geothermal heating and cooling for energy savings and occupant comfort.

Mini splits give HVAC pros versatile options

Ductless mini split systems help building professionals solve HVAC problems while delivering comfort and energy efficiency.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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