Winter’s around the corner, and we’re on a race against the clock to get most or all of my siding system installed around the outside of the house.
Ever consider saving money, saving energy and saving space with an efficient, electric tankless water heater? Maybe it’s time you did.
As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.
Using insulated concrete forms for walls and/or foundations can help builders extend their building season, and deliver energy-efficient buildings as well.
Pre-spa or pre-pool showers remove make-up, body lotions and grime before entering the water, making a pleasant experience all the more pleasant. It also reduces build-up in the water filtration system. And a quick warm rinse afterwards gets chlorine and other chemicals off your skin and out of your hair.
We've been talking with builders who are moving toward ICFs for foundations and basements, away from poured concrete or block walls. There are a couple of reasons that builders are making the switch.
After some careful consideration, I’ve decided to install a solar thermal system onto the roof above my garage as part of my project!
Nothing better after romping in the ice and snow than a long hot shower. Make sure you have enough hot water for everyone with a booster electric, tankless water heater or two.
Unlike most other building codes, the energy code has multiple compliance paths.
Several factors are contributing to the demand for better thermal comfort around the world: perceptions/attitudes toward climate change, adoption of numerous energy-efficient codes and technologies at varying measures across the globe, and population expansion to name a few.
Garage and garden out-buildings are perfect places for instant hot water.
For many builders, building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) is still a new technology. Builders can take advantage of free education and training programs that ICF manufacturers offer to the trades.
Warmer temperatures extending into November may have led you to believe winter isn't coming. Well, winter is still on its way, and according to weather predictions, it's going to come with a cold, snowy vengeance for many parts of the country. The good news is that if you heat your home efficiently, you can save on heating bills.
Exhibiting their exclusive radiant heating system, Electro Plastics, Inc. /STEP Warmfloor, is the inventor and manufacturer of the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world.
Having family or friends staying over during the holidays? Get their bathroom ready to handle their hot waters needs with an easy-to-install electric, tankless water heater.
At nearly 2,000 years old, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the oldest standing structures in the world. What is it made of? Concrete.
You probably know by now that photo voltaic solar panels have been part of my master plan for this home since day one. Utilities are expensive, especially electricity. My wife and I are usually pretty good about turning the lights off when we leave a room, but the bills can still add up.
In most urban areas, developers, builders, architects, and investors are scrambling to keep up with the demand for multi-family dwellings. Energy-efficient multi-family buildings are growing in popularity as a way to boost comfort, reduce operating costs, and satisfy stringent building codes.
Spoiler alert: Buying a heating and cooling system is not a fun expense. However, it is an investment you need to carefully consider and research before making a purchase decision.
October is definitely here. I'm thinking more about what I need to do at the job site to prep for winter and meet a few key deadlines before the cold sets in.