Advanced Conservation Technology (ACT), Inc. is the environmental leader in conservation products specializing in water and energy. An ACT D'MAND Kontrols® System can greatly reduce the wait time for hot water and the water wasted down the drain.

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Recognition and certifications of hot water saving device provides homeowners confidence

Recognition and certifications of hot water saving device provides homeowners confidence

It is comforting for homeowners to see a comprehensive list of recognition and certifications a device acquires from industry leaders and government agencies.

 A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A superior subfloor for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Along with the walls and framing, a very important element in a high performance home is the subfloor system and the sheathing used.

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Moisture management ensures durability for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Air and water will find their way into any building. But smart builders provide a path that reduces the opportunity for damage to the other parts of the structure.

 Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Plumbing fixtures deliver water savings for Proud Green Home of St. Louis

One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

Home buyers learning the value of high performance homes

As the real estate market continues to recover, homebuyers are coming to value high-performance properties that provide long-term value in terms of comfort and energy savings.

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

Huff and puff wolf, you won't hurt this house made of brick and stone

With an emphasis on a durable building envelope, brick and stone will play a key role in the performance of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Water Saving Innovation Saves Money for Drought Stricken Southwest Region and Beyond

Water Saving Innovation Saves Money for Drought Stricken Southwest Region and Beyond

According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, California has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness. With no immediate relief in sight from nature’s grip on water, and with the water distribution systems deteriorating at an alarming rate, there is a need for innovation and long-term implementation of water saving initiatives.

Six solutions for water and energy efficiency

Six solutions for water and energy efficiency

The ACT D’Mand Kontrols® System is a patented and proven re-circulating pump easily installed in a home’s existing plumbing system designed to eliminate running the hot water line for a minute or two to finally get hot water at your faucet.

Waiting for hot water is costly and wasteful

Waiting for hot water is costly and wasteful

Think about this. There are approximately 90 million single-family homes in the US where the hot water faucet is turned on to run a minute or two to finally provide hot water. That amounts to 7,000-10,000 gallons of fresh water per year per home.

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

Midwest market for high performance homes beginning to soar

At the Proud Green Home of St. Louis Muddy Boots tour in September, Steve Loos, staff vice president of Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, discussed the growing market for high performance homes in the region.

High performance home market growing in St Louis

High performance home market growing in St Louis

The recent Muddy Boots tour of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis drew many interested people from the area to view the high performance home in progress.

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

Proud Green Home of St Louis reflects builder and architect vision

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis reflects the vision of its architect and builder to deliver a high performance, yet livable, home to the clients.

Simple home water conservation practices really add up

Simple home water conservation practices really add up

Most of us have grown up with “limitless” water. You turn on the faucet and it is always right there. But as we have seen in the drought-stricken SW United States and as far as northern California water has become a critical commodity.

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Pre-drywall update from the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Most homes don't host visitors before they're finished, but the Proud Green Home of St. Louis had a two-day open house to display the building science that will soon be covered up by dry wall.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

Demand control pumps deliver comfort and save water and energy

The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high performance home.

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Open house for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Before the drywall goes up and this green home's high performance systems are hidden, go behind the scenes of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

Green builders collaborate to build high performance home

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

High performance flashing safeguards against moisture in the Proud Green Home

The envelope of the Proud Green Home St Louis is designed and constructed to guarantee that the home will not only resist weather but perform effectively and efficiently.

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