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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.
For many, summertime brings anticipation of family travels in RVs or excitement in and around the backyard swimming pool. Both require hot water for comfort. And now is the time to examine your hot water heating options to assure your family’s contentment.
Every step of the water-use cycle in your home consumes energy. This link between energy and water is called the water–energy nexus. Where does your home fit into the water energy nexus? This white paper looks at this connection and identifies ways to reduce hot water consumption and improve energy efficiency in your home.
Tankless heaters come in electric and gas, and range in size from small point-of-use models to full-house capability.
This document explains what ductless mini split heat pumps are and why you should be using one in your home.
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.
Modern builders are turning to insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for homes that are energy efficient, resilient and comfortable.
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.
This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.
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.
While DC power operates many modern products in business applications, it powers far less 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.
Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.
We expect it to be there at the turn of the faucet; when it isn’t, it can be frustrating to say the least. A small point-of-use, tankless water heater might be the right solution for you. This white paper explores one way to boost the output of your hot water system.