White papers, case studies and more
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.
In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.
Tankless water heaters are an affordable, high performance alternative to other options such as traditional tank water heaters or boilers. This guide will help you understand the world of tankless water heaters and the advantages that they provide to homes and buildings.
Energy-efficient and healthy don’t have to mean expensive. Our editors have compiled these top real-world strategies to live the way you want to at a price you can afford.
This white paper takes a look at the next generation of sheathing and roof products that are creating a visual sea of green in neighborhoods across the country.
Residents often see significant ice build-up on their roof’s edges in the winter months. These ice dams are created by two basic elements: snow and heat. There are many “fixes” to the ice dam dilemma, but they do not always address the root of the problem. The best way to prevent ice dams is with effective, extra-low voltage radiant heat.
As water resources have been increasingly stressed by drought conditions, other shortages and overloaded municipal water treatment plants, water reuse and grey water have become two of the most common topics within the professional sector. This white paper takes a look at residential water reuse and some products that reduce water consumption.
A homeowner’s entry door is the portal to the family’s daily life, used throughout every day by family and friends. It’s no wonder that when it comes to replacing an entry door several important aspects need to be considered and researched before the purchase.
The keys to the NextGen “Welcome Home” House have finally been delivered to a deserving military veteran and his family. The energy efficient modular home features a number eco-friendly systems. Perhaps one of the most exciting is the Max Flow water filter that will provide the clean, filtered tasty water for the family.
The average American home has two entry doors and 10 windows, each holding the home’s energy efficiency and value at bay with their individual construction quality and installation proficiency. The focus of this white paper is the main entry door; the most used – and abused – portal of a home.
A 2008 report from the National Research Council discovered that in urban areas runoff from roads carries more pollutants than plazas, courtyards, and similar hardscapes. This white paper identifies five options for an eco-friendly driveway, all of which can satisfy pervious surface requirements where they exist.
For years, building codes have called for attic ventilation to control air and moisture flow. But all too often, HVAC ducts were also located in those unconditioned attics, which led to HVAC systems working harder to meet homeowner demands. This white paper takes a look at the benefits associated with installing ducts in conditioned attic spaces.
With the options of radiant heating systems on the market it is important to know their differences in heating comfort and energy efficiency. This white paper takes a look at some of those differences and identifies which radiant heating systems should be considered for your home.
More than 2,000 drinking water systems in the U.S. are contaminated with lead to a level that could present risks to consumers, an investigation by USA Today has found. This white paper looks at the dangers of lead in your water and how you can limit your exposure to it with water filtration.
Continuous insulation covers the entire wall surface, forming the thermal envelope, not just the spaces between the framing studs. The technique provides long-term thermal performance as well as protection against air infiltration and moisture penetration while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through lower energy use.
Why is pavement a water problem, and what does permeability have to do with urban or municipal planning? The answers have to do with water that falls from the sky and where it goes. This white paper takes a look at stormwater runoff, how it affects the environment, and identifies some products that are helping to address this issue.
This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.
Introduced in 2006, the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index became the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. This white paper gives an overview of the HERS Index and what RESNET is doing to enhance the consistency of its scores.
Net zero homes produce as much energy as they consume, through renewable energy sources. One of the best ways to reduce the overall demand for energy is to make geothermal heating and cooling a part of the home.
Tempe’s Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation Incorporates Patented Re-Circulatory Water Pump System
The Rose Eisendrath House has been restored as Tempe, Arizona’s Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation thanks to several major donors funding the 10-year $4.3 million project. The renovation’s highlights included a patented re-circulatory water pump system that is designed for buildings to save an average of 10,000 gallons of water a year.