IBS: Energy-efficient windows

 
Jan. 27, 2013
Teena Hammond, editorial director and associate publisher of ProudGreenHome, talks to Marvin Windows about energy efficiency.

Multifamily owners turning to geothermal for new construction and retrofits

As geothermal heating and cooling become more mainstream, multifamily owners are valuing the benefits of renewable energy.

Mini splits deliver style and whole-home comfort

As the technology grows from single-unit solutions to units that can support multiple rooms, mini splits are becoming more of a whole-home option.

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

Water heater manufacturers offer products to meet new efficiency regulations

The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act mandates that new residential and light-duty commercial water heaters meet higher efficiency ratings.

Protect Your Toilet from Bacteria Growth and Water Loss

One known cause of toilet flapper failure is deterioration caused by the growth of bacteria on the flapper. This could lead to thousands of gallons of water loss each year - enough to fill a swimming pool!

Sponsored by: Fluidmaster

Geothermal Day set to raise consumer awareness for ground-source heat pump benefits

To expand consumer awareness regarding the science, practice and benefits of geothermal-based heating and cooling in North America, Bosch Thermotechnology has launched a wide ranging public awareness and educational campaign.

Heat pump water heaters deliver energy efficiency and solar capability

Heat pump water heaters are among the few tank options that meet new water heater energy efficiency regulations.

Mini split heat pumps offer design flexibility and energy saving performance

Thanks to their efficiency and design flexibility, ductless mini splits are gaining ground in North American residential use.

Should I be concerned about asbestos in a house built before 1970?

The year a home was built does correlate to incidental rates of asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many different materials from roofing, flooring, insulation, ceilings, walls, pipes and heating equipment.

Sponsored by: Broan-NuTone

Sustainable siding offers durable options for exterior style and durability

Fiber cement siding has been recognized as a sustainable building product in a survey of green building professionals.

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.

Engineered slate roof offers performance and sustainable production

With a spike in consumer awareness about green construction materials, using engineered roofing and accessories made from recycled materials can set up a builder for success.


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