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Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

Hot Water in the Great Outdoors: Water Heaters for RVs and Swimming Pools

For many, summertime brings anticipation of family adventures in RVs or around the backyard swimming pool. Both require hot water for comfort. Now is the time to examine your heating options to assure your family’s relaxation without spending a fortune in energy costs.

Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Ways to Save with Your Water Heater

Tired of so many energy dollars going down the drain? Water consumption and related heating costs can hurt your budget in ways many users never fully grasp. We look at this connection and zero in on the most meaningful ways to save.

Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless Water Heaters: Electric and Gas Options Provide Efficiency and Endless Hot Water

Tankless heaters come in electric and gas, and range in size from small point-of-use models to full-house capability.

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

What & Why: Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.

The Effects of Toxins and Contaminants on Wastewater

The Effects of Toxins and Contaminants on Wastewater

This white paper will help consumers identify and avoid toxins and contaminants to be more environmentally friendly and keep wastewater systems operating at full efficiency.

Build a Better Home with ICFs

Build a Better Home with ICFs

Modern builders are turning to insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for homes that are energy efficient, resilient and comfortable.

Six Things to Look for in a Replacement Window

Six Things to Look for in a Replacement Window

There are plenty of window manufacturers offering a wide range of experience, quality and service. Many windows are available through big box retailers, but others are sold exclusively through dealers or online.  Regardless, here are some things to consider when researching replacement windows.

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.

Fiberglass Entry Doors: High Performance Trend in Home Entryways

Fiberglass Entry Doors: High Performance Trend in Home Entryways

When a product is trending it is safe to assume that it has passed the rigors of consumer scrutiny. Such is the case of residential fiberglass entry doors. This product profile focuses on fiberglass entry doors and identifies the qualities that separate them from other options in the market today.

DC Power: Tomorrow's Energy Demands Will Require More Attention

DC Power: Tomorrow's Energy Demands Will Require More Attention

While DC power operates many modern products in business applications, it powers far fewer products for consumer use. However, some associations are developing standards that will lead to the rapid adoption of DC power distribution. This white paper takes a look at DC power and how some experts believe it is the answer for future energy needs.

Integrated Water Management: Key to Sustainable Development and Stability

Integrated Water Management: Key to Sustainable Development and Stability

Integrated Water Management is a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water resources in an equitable manner without compromising vital ecosystems. This white paper dives into the Integrated Water Management process and reveals how communities and industries are addressing wastewater management into the future.

Add the Convenience of Hot Water Anywhere with a Tankless Water Heater

Add the Convenience of Hot Water Anywhere with a Tankless Water Heater

The ease of installation and low cost of electric tankless water heaters make the availability of endless hot water a reality in most any place you enjoy. This white paper identifies a few scenarios that would benefit from the convenience of hot water, and provides information to help you find the right size water heater.

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

COMING SOON | Proud Green Home of Louisville Interactive Discovery Center

This Interactive Discovery Center will compare and contrast the strategies, systems, methods and products of The Proud Green Home of Louisville with today's typical newly constructed homes.

What to Look for in Today's Replacement Windows

What to Look for in Today's Replacement Windows

Window replacement is something to take seriously, as the investment you make will directly impact your comfort and monthly utility expenses for the next couple of decades. This white paper takes a look at what homeowners should be looking for in replacement windows, including ratings, construction, and performance.

Green Home Reduces Duct Leakage for Healthier, More Efficient HVAC System

Green Home Reduces Duct Leakage for Healthier, More Efficient HVAC System

Strict attention to detail helps the Proud Green Home of Louisville deliver a high level of indoor air quality and efficiency to the high performance home.

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Green Home Taps the Earth for Geothermal Heating and Cooling

One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.

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