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Membrane Bioreactor Systems Provide Opportunities for Water Reuse

Membrane Bioreactor Systems Provide Opportunities for Water Reuse

Developing methods to treat and recycle our wastewater for safe reuse is paramount, especially as our world population continues to grow and contaminants affect our limited supplies of fresh groundwater. This white paper takes a look at membrane bioreactor systems (MBS), one of the wastewater treatment systems that is making water reuse possible.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Create a Building Envelope with Continuous Insulation Using Insulated Concrete Forms

Create a Building Envelope with Continuous Insulation Using Insulated Concrete Forms

To ensure a high level of energy efficiency in new residential construction, building standards are now requiring the use of continuous insulation on the outside of a building, providing an uninterrupted layer across all structural members of a wall. This white paper explores one building system that's gaining ground - insulated concrete forms.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


The Gift of Geothermal: ClimateMaster Brings Efficient Heating and Cooling to Habitat for Humanity Homes

The Gift of Geothermal: ClimateMaster Brings Efficient Heating and Cooling to Habitat for Humanity Homes

Since ClimateMaster began partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity 10 years ago, the relationship has blossomed into a collaboration that has benefitted scores of local low-income families by putting them into affordable housing and in homes that rank among the most efficient available when it comes to heating and cooling.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Small Business Enjoys Comfort and Energy Efficiency of Radiant Heat in New Facility

Small Business Enjoys Comfort and Energy Efficiency of Radiant Heat in New Facility

As Bill Kelly of Kelly Brothers Painting began planning his new business facility in Truckee, California two years ago there was one clear objective: achieve the maximum energy efficiency possible. This case study explains how the owner decided that radiant heating was the best option, providing instant comfort and savings.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Sheathing for a Stronger and Greener Home

Sheathing for a Stronger and Greener Home

In this age of heightened environmental consciousness, consumers and construction professionals alike strive to build stronger, greener homes. That means continually finding ways to heighten energy efficiency, while lessening environmental degradation in the process. A relatively new innovation that can differentiate a green home is...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


Metal Roofing Provides Cool Cash Savings on Utilities

Metal Roofing Provides Cool Cash Savings on Utilities

There was a time when American homeowners, for the most part, simply thought the only roofing was asphalt shingles. Roofs were heavy and hot. Today, homeowners look for attributes that reduce monthly expenditures, have a minimal impact on the environment and provide curbside appeal. These attributes can be found under one kind of roof...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Energy-Efficient Window Designs

Energy-Efficient Window Designs

New designs and materials make windows more efficient than ever before, helping to save money and decrease the impact on the environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Building Products that Simplify Construction Process Mitigate Skilled Labor Shortage

Building Products that Simplify Construction Process Mitigate Skilled Labor Shortage

The most detrimental outcome of the recent recession is the shortage of skilled labor. Some experts estimate that the labor deficit has added 30 percent to the average time it takes to build a home. This white paper looks at some of the products that builder are using to offset the effects of the labor shortage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


Energy Efficient Siding with Designer-Matched Colors Take Your Home to a 'Wow!' Level

Energy Efficient Siding with Designer-Matched Colors Take Your Home to a 'Wow!' Level

Homeowners have never been more focused on energy efficiency than they are today. They want to reduce utility bills and minimize their footprint pollution without compromising the attractiveness of their home. This white paper looks at exterior products that provide beauty, durability, sustainability and...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia


DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Home builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of, the first U.S. Department of Energy-certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia. The Proud Green Home was constructed in...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


Primary Sources of Indoor Air Toxins and Allergens

Primary Sources of Indoor Air Toxins and Allergens

Ventilation fans can dramatically improve the comfort of a home or apartment’s atmosphere, and in some cases even help the occupants live better. This white paper addresses several sources of indoor air contamination, some of which are well known. Others will be less so.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Panasonic High Performance Ventilation Solutions


Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

Systems-Built Homes: Many Options and Benefits

For decades, home building systems have provided home owners a wide variety of benefits and features over traditional stick-built homes. Manufacturers utilizing building systems specialize in many different styles of homes and materials. This white paper gives an overview of systems-built homes and the many options and benefits that they offer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Manufacturer of Exterior Building Products Introduces Energy-Efficient Fiberglass Door

Manufacturer of Exterior Building Products Introduces Energy-Efficient Fiberglass Door

ProVia, manufacturer of exterior building products, developed the most energy-efficient door in the U.S. market – the new Embarq™ Fiberglass Entry System. The performance of Embarq was independently tested by Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI), a leading building products testing and certification laboratory in North America, founded in 1975.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProVia


Tapping into Bodies of Water for Economical, Efficient Energy

Tapping into Bodies of Water for Economical, Efficient Energy

Engineering concepts have longed harnessed the power of water. They use it to carve formations in rock. They use it to produce steam to run machines in manufacturing operations. The geothermal community channels water to heat and cool homes in...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Use ICF Window, Door Bucks for Faster Construction and Improved Thermal Envelope

Use ICF Window, Door Bucks for Faster Construction and Improved Thermal Envelope

Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are rigid plastic foam forms that hold concrete in place during curing and remain in place to serve as thermal insulation for concrete walls. This white paper, sponsored by Fox Blocks, explores the need for an ICF system that incorporates foam bucks in the system for a continuous insulated surface.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Your Roof's Weight Should Be a Top Priority

Your Roof's Weight Should Be a Top Priority

Metal roofing has quadrupled its market share in the past decade due to a list of strong, proven benefits and features over other roofing options. This white paper explores important features sometimes overlooked - the structural weight advantage of a metal roof over other material options.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

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...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Precision Engineering, Breathtaking Beauty and Environmentally Conscious Homes

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.” This...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Lindal Cedar Homes


Greenspur's OneNest Project Profile

Greenspur's OneNest Project Profile

OneNest Project is a labor of love, bringing together a thoughtful team that plans to build the homes of the future without losing the style and romance of traditional architecture. The project combines the latest material science and design to...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: LG HVAC


LG Art Cool Gallery Brochure

LG Art Cool Gallery Brochure

Express your individual sense of style while cooling or heating your living or working space with these attractive, duct-free split systems from LG. Available in a variety of finishes — including a customizable model — the interior, wall-mounted unit can be subtle or splashy — it’s up to you.

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: LG HVAC


Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

News footage of homes devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes make the point all too clear: most traditionally built homes won't survive a severe event. This white paper explores some of the advantages that this construction method offers for increasing the resiliency of a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Hot Water on Demand

Hot Water on Demand

Water conservation is important for the environment, municipal water systems and household budgets. Turning on a faucet for hot water and waiting for it to heat up wastes 7,000 to 10,000 gallons of water a year for a typical household. This white paper takes a look at the benefits provided by an on-demand heat pump that supplies instant hot water.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

Metal Roofing Combines Impressive Curb Appeal with High Energy Efficiency

When metal roofing was in its infancy its purpose was function. Image? Not so much. But today’s metal roofing not only has improved function with great advances in energy efficiency, it has made extensive strides in curb appeal with many...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: A Proven Option for Small Communities

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: A Proven Option for Small Communities

Conventional sewer operations managed by small communities provide centralized treatment of wastewater of which residents are accustomed. But the expense of operating these systems as they expand with miles and miles of sewer lines is staggering. The cost of conventional...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

The Impact of Changes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite™ and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have long been rooted in efficiency, relying on the constant temperature of the Earths soil. This white paper explores the benefits - including efficiency and comfort - of geothermal systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


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


Classic Metal Roofing Systems: A Proven Environmental and Economic Advantage for Homeowners

Classic Metal Roofing Systems: A Proven Environmental and Economic Advantage for Homeowners

The next time you walk your recyclables to the curb imagine the aluminum cans you just recycled being a part of your next energy-efficient roof. Classic Metal Roofing Systems, manufacturer of energy-efficient, long lasting, stylish roofing systems, utilizes recycled metals...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Consider AC Modules for Solar Power on Your Home

Consider AC Modules for Solar Power on Your Home

Module suppliers have developed modules that convert DC power to AC power at the module. This white paper explores the advantages that an AC solar power module offers to homeowners and solar integrators. With an AC configuration, solar power modules...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Helios Solar Works


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


An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

Arizona is no stranger to water awareness. While the air quality is wonderful, annual rainfall hovers around single digits. In June 2000, one city in Arizona instituted a plumbing code mandating all new residential construction have dedicated hot-water return lines...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ACT D'MAND Systems


Homeowner's Guide to Roofing - What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Roof

Homeowner's Guide to Roofing - What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Roof

Shopping for a roof for your home can be a nightmare. There are so many types and styles of products. It can be a confusing, frustrating, and difficult project to embark on. This guide, developed by Classic Metal Roofing Systems,...

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Metal Roofs Made in America

Metal Roofs Made in America

In these changing economic times, Americans need to remember and recapture the ingenuity, innovation, and creativity that have made our country great. Purchasing a truly all American-made, beautiful, energy-efficient roof with a proven record of longevity and protection is an...

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Today's Most Green Roofing

Today's Most Green Roofing

At Classic Metal Roofing Systems, they take the environmental impact of their operations and products very seriously. Most roofing options are nothing but a detriment to our environment. They have high oil content, are heavy and expensive to transport, encourage...

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Metal Roofing FAQ's - Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered by Roofing Experts

Metal Roofing FAQ's - Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered by Roofing Experts

Classic Metal Roofing Systems takes a leadership role in all industry associations. The Classic Metal Roofing team is known for their experience, knowledge, and willingness to help homeowners no matter what type of roofing product they are considering. You’ve got questions, and they’ve got answers!

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Classic Metal Roofing Systems


Properly Landscaping Your Septic System is Critical

Properly Landscaping Your Septic System is Critical

Besides knowing what not to put in a septic system, it is critical to know what not to put above or around it. Being short-sighted on this responsibility can cost thousands of dollars in repair or replacement of your system....

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


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


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


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


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


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


Maul Home Residential Geothermal Case Study

Maul Home Residential Geothermal Case Study

Three years in the making: Oregon über-green superhome breaks all the traditional rules of high efficiency homebuilding. Any way you look at it, it’s over the top, energy-wise. The certified LEED Platinum house combines a ground source heat pump for...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Paper Products Your Septic System Should Avoid

Paper Products Your Septic System Should Avoid

Just as it is important to have your family recognize the significance of energy conservation to reduce your environmental footprint and home operating expense, an understanding of your septic system’s requirements is essential. All septic systems are designed to process...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


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