Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

Measuring a Home's Efficiency: Case Studies Show Sealing the Building Envelope is Key to Success

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index rating has become for homes what the MPG rating has been for the auto industry in the past few decades. The HERS Index measures a home’s energy efficiency – including heating, cooling and...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

For Safety and Peace of Mind, Homeowners Turn to an ICF Home

A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. Their decision to build with ICFs would result in peace of mind and a safe home that received the Fortified For Safety Living (FFSL) certification.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Building Intelligence - Energy Management, Custom Dashboards, Sensor Monitoring, and Metering Solutions

Building Intelligence - Energy Management, Custom Dashboards, Sensor Monitoring, and Metering Solutions

PowerWise Systems creates building intelligence with their hardware and software solutions for any size project.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


ClimateMaster Oklahoma City Geothermal Systems Builder Profile - Savannah Builders

ClimateMaster Oklahoma City Geothermal Systems Builder Profile - Savannah Builders

A nearly two decade veteran of residential geothermal installations, Savannah Builders owner Mike Gilles has solidified a reputation as the Oklahoma City builder when it comes to custom homes with optimized energy efficiency and a high quality finish-out. He attributes...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


ROMA Ecological Paints on List of Top Innovative and Sustainable Products

ROMA Ecological Paints on List of Top Innovative and Sustainable Products

In September 2013 the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced the top 10 finalists for the nonprofit organization’s inaugural innovation challenge. In partnership with Make It Right, the Cradle to Cradle challenge saw more than 100 entries for eco-sustainable...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ROMA


Is the Paint in Your Home Making Your Family Sick?

Is the Paint in Your Home Making Your Family Sick?

What does asthma have to do with the paint on your walls? The chemicals and allergens commonly found in building materials contribute to all kinds of illnesses, especially asthma. Most household paints have chemicals that aggravate asthma, and some could...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ROMA


Building Performance Management and Intelligence

Building Performance Management and Intelligence

PowerWise is a leading energy and building performance, management and intelligence company. Their hardware and software allow homeowners to monitor and manage buildings, equipment and environmental conditions.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


Energy Management

Energy Management

PowerWise Systems energy management and building intelligence solutions allow homeowners to: Know your energy costs in detail Create efficient equipment schedules Keep heating an cooling costs down Receive equipment failure warnings Analyze detailed usage by circuit

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


Complete Building Intelligence System

Complete Building Intelligence System

This diagram from PowerWise Systems shows the complete building intelligence system that allows homeowners to monitor circuit-level electricity, building environment conditions, a wide variety of flow, fluid level, water, and gas. Customers can also monitor performance of PV, wind power,...

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

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.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


ClimateMaster Geothermal Heating and Cooling - Residential Product Guide

ClimateMaster Geothermal Heating and Cooling - Residential Product Guide

In addition to the advantages of their geothermal system, this product guide introduces the technology and products offered by ClimateMaster.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


The Geothermal Concept Guide

The Geothermal Concept Guide

Homeowners across North America are searching for better ways to get more out of their energy dollar. Many have found that the geothermal heat pump can help. Geothermal energy not only costs less to operate than any other heating and...

Type: Guide

Sponsor: ClimateMaster



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