Utility Ground Loop Service Model Transforms Geothermal Heating and Cooling Costs

Geothermal heat pump systems can save 30 to 50 percent in heating and cooling costs. But the initial costs for installing the ground loop have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with for years. However, a new approach to financing the ground loops has made it easier for new communities to adopt geothermal heating and cooling.

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An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

Arizona is no stranger to water awareness. While the air quality is wonderful, annual rainfall hovers around single digits. In June 2000, one city in Arizona instituted a plumbing code mandating all new residential construction have dedicated hot-water return lines...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


How to Choose Sustainable Products for Your Home

These days everything from trash bags to whole communities is labeled as "sustainable." What does that really mean? The essence of the term sustainable is "that which can be maintained over time."

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


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2016 Marvin Architects Challenge winners named

A 4,000-square-foot vacation home that uses floor-to-ceiling windows to blend exterior and interior living won the Best in Show award

A master planned community battles California's drought with aggressive water conservation methods

One new master planned community uses drought resistance measures, home and irrigation technologies and landscaping efforts to reduce water usage below state requirements.

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.

Landscape architects feel the pressure of SoCal water shortages

Landscape architects on the front lines of the drought in Southern California help their clients make tradeoffs for environmentally responsibly design.

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.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Geothermal gaining ground in high performance homes (video)

Geothermal heating and cooling delivers benefits for homeowners in reduced energy costs, greater comfort and better indoor air quality.

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

The Proud Green Home of Louisville will be sited in one of the largest geothermal residential communities in the United States.

IBS Video: new concrete joint manages storm water runoff

Storm water management gets easier with a new alternative to permeable concrete solutions.

Test homes reveal the secrets of high performance construction

12 test homes are revealing some of the secrets behind the best wall 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 a showcase of 'best' products (video)

Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.

Climate talks mean game on for green building

The Paris Agreement draws a sharp line in the sand for anyone building, developing or investing in the built environment - create carbon-neutral homes and buildings, or be left behind.

High-rise retro-fit earns LEED Gold in Philadelphia

The zero-carbon-footprint redesign saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles.

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.

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