Drainwater Heat Recovery Devices Moving into Building Codes

Drainwater Heat Recovery Devices Moving into Building Codes

More than 60,000 devices drainwater heat recovery systems have been installed in North America.

New Ontario Building Codes Mandate Drain Water Heat Recovery

New Ontario Building Codes Mandate Drain Water Heat Recovery

New residential building codes in Ontario mandate a 15 percent increase in energy performance, including the use of a vertical drain water heat recovery system.

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

Colgate Super Bowl ad focuses on saving water instead of pushing toothpaste (video)

Colgate Super Bowl ad focuses on saving water instead of pushing toothpaste (video)

Everyone can take small steps to reduce water use, usually with only a few small changes to daily habits.

 Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

Countdown: Top 10 high performance home features of 2015

More than half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020, an interest reflected in the Top 10 feature stories for 2015.

2015 high performance home building trends in review

2015 high performance home building trends in review

Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

High performance home features high performance fiberglass windows

For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Energy Star Appliances and Electronics at the heart of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal HVAC meets homeowners' desires for IAQ and comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Brick and stone deliver durability and indoor air quality for Proud Green Home of St Louis

For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Radiant floor heating warms the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

Floor protection wrap ensures indoor air quality throughout construction

The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

On-demand recirculation pump delivers hot water instantly

A home is a collection of systems, and making the water heating system work better can save energy costs and make life more comfortable.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis uses EcoDrain for drain heat recovery (video)

Proud Green Home of St. Louis uses EcoDrain for drain heat recovery (video)

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

EcoDrain High-Performance Shower Heat Exchanger

The EcoDrain™ is a small, easy-to-install device with no moving parts. The key to saving you money is the heat-exchange channels. These flattened, sealed channels were developed to maximize the surface area of the heat transfer space and to create optimum flow turbulence in the outgoing waste water and incoming fresh water.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.

 On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.

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