This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.
The lure of geothermal systems is attractive: clean, efficient heating and cooling and minuscule monthly energy bills compared to traditional air-handling methods. Hooking consumers, however, isn’t always so easy. It’s at least becoming easier, thanks to an array of incentives...
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A guide to federal tax incentives for residential geothermal heat pumps including: eligibility terms, tax credit amounts, maximum caps, effects on the tax basis on a house, how to claim credits and examples.
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Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors
Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.
Many of the lessons from the Northeast are relevant to developing the heat pump market in other regions as well.
The big winners include the geothermal heat pump industry and energy upgrade contractors.
The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.
More than half of the neighborhoods on Redfin’s list of neighborhoods that “have it all” are in the Chicago area.
Similar to cruise control in a car, the variable-speed water-to-water accelerates and decelerates continuously.
Those who live in small homes -- usually 400 square feet or smaller -- make the tradeoff of size with other priorities in their life.
Geothermal heating and cooling has been well understood since the 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the technology was available to make it efficient and affordable.
High-performing homes are like high-performing cars: they provide an enhanced quality of life for people who own them.
Geothermal heating and cooling could be eligible again for tax credits.
Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.
The project was two years in the making and the owners are hoping to achieve Gold LEED certification.
A growing number of homebuilders and developers are using geothermal HVAC to differentiate their homes and neighborhoods in the tight new home market.
At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.
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Government rebates and tax credits -- including Energy Star Rebates -- offer homeowners and builders great incentives for creating more energy efficient homes. Get the latest news and information about residential energy rebates and tax credits.
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