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Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Provides Substantial, Sustainable Benefits

Energy-conscious homeowners have realized substantial energy savings and increased comfort in new and existing homes with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. SPF insulation has dual benefits because it provides an air seal and insulation in one product. This white paper...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Induction Cooking: It's Not Your Parent's Cooking Stove

Induction Cooking: It's Not Your Parent's Cooking Stove

While induction cooking has made great strides in recent years throughout Europe and Asia, Americans have been slower to make the switch, perhaps, in part, due to not fully understanding the benefits and how it actually works. This white paper explains how induction cooking works and the benefits associated with it.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


Canning Brings Wholesome Sustainability to Your Table

Canning Brings Wholesome Sustainability to Your Table

Canning your own fruits and vegetables is experiencing a huge resurgence in the 21st century. The self-sustainability mentality is a significant factor in this tasty phenomenon. Growing your own food or buying it from organic farmers for canning purposes enables...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


How to Select High-Quality Solar Modules

How to Select High-Quality Solar Modules

Once you've made the decision to add solar power to your home, it's time to consider choosing the best solar modules available in the market. Like many other high-tech devices, subtle differences in design, components and manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to solar modules.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Helios Solar Works


Help for Your Biologically-Failed Septic Systems

Help for Your Biologically-Failed Septic Systems

On average, every home discharges 250 gallons of waste water every day. While conservation efforts and knowing what not to put down drains reduces stress on septic systems, they can still fail for a number of reasons, potentially releasing everything...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Spray Foam Insulation Energy Comparisons

Using REM/RATE Software, Rhino Linings calculated the heating and cooling costs of a basic home and compared it to a home that uses good insulation and good building techniques to stop infiltraton and exfiltration. The REM/RATE software takes into account...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


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Why Looking for "Low-VOC" Paints Isn't Enough

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals found in paint, building supplies, furniture, cleaning supplies and many other products; these chemicals have an atmospheric photochemical reaction that pollute the ozone layer. With exceptionally low VOC levels, ROMA’s mineral-based breathable paints, plasters...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ROMA


Zehnder Comfosystems Ventilation Brochure

Zehnder Comfosystems Ventilation Brochure

Heating, cooling, fresh and clean air: at Zehnder, you will find everything you need to create a comfortable, healthy andenergy-efficient indoor climate. Zehnder’s wide and clearly structured portfolio can offer the right product for any project,be it private, public or...

Type: Brochure

Sponsor: Zehnder America


Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Spray Foam Insulation Energy-Efficient Retrofit Case Study

Initial results from a research study in East Tennessee shows that energy-efficient upgrades, including energy-saving spray foam insulation, can pay off for homeowners by reducing heating costs by 35 to 65 percent.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about spray foam insulation.

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Project Profile: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Homes

Vision Development has built a two-story home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles as part of the Advanced Homes Case Study Program with the Southern California Gas Company. With all the passive measures necessary for the program, it...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Deliver Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Green Home Construction

It's important to look at the total cost of home ownership over a long period of time, and also to include some aspects that may not have dollar signs attached to them. This white paper reviews two of the key overall benefits of ICF construction: energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


Attributes of Hydronic Radiant Heating

Attributes of Hydronic Radiant Heating

This white paper describes the attributes of radiant heating and details critical points when considering radiant heat flooring for new and existing homes.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


The Home Energy Revolution

The Home Energy Revolution

The focus of today's building revolution is on improving housing performance. The changes taking place rival the impact of indoor plumbing, modern electricity and refrigeration from a century ago. Learn about upgrades to major building codes and green certification programs, building science, and strategies that meet green home standards.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


Family Turns to Signature Home Comfort to Rescue Their Geothermal System

Family Turns to Signature Home Comfort to Rescue Their Geothermal System

Geothermal systems are a great option for any homeowner with energy efficiency and comfort in mind. This case study explores how one Missouri family integrated geothermal into their green home.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Signature Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning & geothermal


Total Energy Concepts Offers Exclusive Geothermal Expertise

Total Energy Concepts Offers Exclusive Geothermal Expertise

The biggest factor in the success of a geothermal heating and cooling installation is the skill and experience of the people who design and install the system. This case study explores how home owners in Oregon and Washington are finding affordable options that can help lower heating bills and improve comfort.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Total Energy & Geothermal Concepts, Inc.


Geothermal Heating and Cooling Delivers Savings and Comfort for Central Wisconsin Homeowners

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Delivers Savings and Comfort for Central Wisconsin Homeowners

Homeowners are usually most interested in the lower utility costs that come with a geothermal heating and cooling system. While the upfront investment may be higher with geothermal than a conventional systems, there are some factors that make it a good deal.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: D.R. Kohlman heating, ventilating, air conditioning and geothermal


Kansas Homeowners are Warming Up to the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Kansas Homeowners are Warming Up to the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Many people become interested in geothermal when they become tired of paying high energy bills. While the exact savings will be determined by many variables, geothermal pays off. This case study explores how Kansas homeowners are experiencing the benefits of switching to geothermal.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scott Temperature and Geothermal Services


St. Louis Homeowners Eager to Reap the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

St. Louis Homeowners Eager to Reap the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

More and more homeowners are replacing or combining their traditional heating and cooling systems with geothermal. This case study reveals how one installer in St. Louis is providing the benefits of geothermal systems to their customers in Missouri and Illinois.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Scott-Lee Heating Geothermal Company


Homeowners in Eastern Iowa Benefit from the Advantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Homeowners in Eastern Iowa Benefit from the Advantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Due to its geology, eastern Iowa is a prime location for homes to use geothermal heating and cooling. Geothermal systems are a good solution for both new and existing homes. Learn how one company in Iowa is providing its customers with all the benefits of geothermal systems.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Schuster Heating & geothermal & Pump Company, Inc


Mort's Delivers Cost Savings and Comfort with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Mort's Delivers Cost Savings and Comfort with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

In addition to the cost savings, geothermal heating and cooling systems offer many benefits. Learn how one installer in Iowa is providing their customers with comfort at a lower cost than traditional systems.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mort's Plumbing and Heating and geothermal


Lake Country Heating & Cooling Thrives by Listening to Its Customers

Lake Country Heating & Cooling Thrives by Listening to Its Customers

A geothermal heating and cooling system harnesses the sustainable energy of the earth.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Lake Country Heating & Cooling


St. Paul Homeowners Love the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

St. Paul Homeowners Love the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

While the upfront investment may be higher with geothermal than a conventional systems, there are factors that make it a good deal. On top of the federal and local tax credits for geothermal systems, the ongoing savings from lower energy costs adds up quickly. This case study explores why families in Minnesota are switching to geothermal systems.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Hi-Tech Geothermal and Heating Company


Homeowner Loves the Comfort and Energy Savings of His New Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

Homeowner Loves the Comfort and Energy Savings of His New Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

Today, geothermal systems are becoming more and more popular. The federal tax credit for geothermal installations available through 2016 is one factor driving interest, but it is also because they are the most energy efficient way to heat and cool your home.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Fowler Heating & Geothermal & Cooling


Central Kansas Homeowners Love the Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Their New Home

Central Kansas Homeowners Love the Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Their New Home

A geothermal heating and cooling system harnesses the sustainable energy of the earth. The ground-source or geothermal heat pump exchanges heat with the ground via a pipe system buried under ground. This case study explores how families in Central Kansas are benefiting from geothermal systems.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Flamings Plumbing Heating & geothermal & A/C Inc.


Ohio Homeowner Thrilled with the Choice to Retrofit Geothermal Heating for His Home

Ohio Homeowner Thrilled with the Choice to Retrofit Geothermal Heating for His Home

A geothermal heating and cooling system harnesses the sustainable energy of the earth. The ground-source or geothermal heat pump exchanges heat with the ground via a pipe system buried under ground. This case study shows how one Ohio homeowner saved money by switching to a geothermal system.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: First Geothermal Energy


Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Cost Effective and Economical

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Cost Effective and Economical

Decentralized wastewater treatment can provide a long-term and cost-effective solution for communities.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Decentralized  Wastewater Treatment Can Protect the Environment, Public Health, and Water Quality

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Protect the Environment, Public Health, and Water Quality

Decentralized wastewater treatment systems can protect the environment, public health, and water quality in homes and communities.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Green and Sustainable

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Green and Sustainable

Decentralized wastewater treatment can meet the triple bottom line of protecting the environment, being efficient, and contributing to community well-being

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Decentralized  Wastewater Treatment:  A Sensible Solution

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: A Sensible Solution

Many communities are considering decentralized wastewater treatment and the economic and environmental advantages these types of systems can offer. Today, decentralized treatment can provide the safety and reliability of conventional large-scale treatment, and can also offer many additional benefits to communities.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Minnesota homeowners love the energy savings and comfort of a geothermal system

Minnesota homeowners love the energy savings and comfort of a geothermal system

Satisfied customers of Brogard Plumbing, Heating & Excavating have seen the value of geothermal heating and cooling first hand.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Brogard Plumbing, Heating & geothermal & Excavating, Inc.


Central Missouri Homeowners are Cutting Their Utility Bills and Enjoying Their Homes More with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Central Missouri Homeowners are Cutting Their Utility Bills and Enjoying Their Homes More with Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Climate Control Heating and Cooling designs and installs geothermal systems throughout the Central Missouri area out of their central office located in Jefferson City, Missouri. This case study examines how Climate Control is helping homeowners cut their utility bills and enjoy the comforts of a geothermal system.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Climate Control Heating & Cooling


Retirees Use Geothermal to Reduce Utility Bills in Their Energy-Efficient Central Wisconsin Home

Retirees Use Geothermal to Reduce Utility Bills in Their Energy-Efficient Central Wisconsin Home

Brown Heating and Air Conditioning installs geothermal heating and cooling systems in south central Wisconsin. This case study explains how one retired couple uses a Brown HVAC installed geothermal system to keep their heating and cooling costs remarkably low.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Brown Heating & geothermal & A/C Inc.


Geothermal Heating and Cooling Delivers Savings and Comfort for Central Iowa Homeowners

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Delivers Savings and Comfort for Central Iowa Homeowners

For people with a oil-fired boilers, air-source heat pumps, liquid propane or natural gas furnaces, geothermal is an affordable option that can help lower heating bills and improve comfort. Download this case study to see how Air Comfort provides geothermal...

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Air Comfort and Geothermal Services


Wisconsin homeowners are warming up to the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling

Wisconsin homeowners are warming up to the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling

In Wisconsin, where January temperatures average about 10 degrees, many homeowners are adopting geothermal heating and cooling for their new homes. Learn how Alternate Energys in Wisconsin is designing and installing geothermal heating and cooling systems that delight homeowners.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Alternate Energys, Inc.


Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Form Construction

If you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort for little to no cost difference compared to traditional building methods.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


"Fast Radiant" Demystified

One of the most significant benefits of Warmboard is its ability to quickly adjust to temperature changes and keep a conditioned space at the desired comfortable temperature. Download this white paper to learn how Warmboard radiant heating performs this simple function so well.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Heat Loss and Mechanical Designs

Heat Loss and Mechanical Designs

Warmboard has expanded their design services to better assist customers and offer complete Heat Loss and Mechanical designs. This white paper explains how Warmboard's professionally engineered drawings will specify and size all the necessary mechanical and electrical components needed for a complete radiant floor heating system.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Go Green with Warmboard

Go Green with Warmboard

While you might recognize Warmboard by its color, this is not the only "green" and sustainable part of Warmboard. This white paper explains how Warmboard produce efficient, healthy products and are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


The Interface of Ground Source Geothermal Heat Pumps and Warmboard

The Interface of Ground Source Geothermal Heat Pumps and Warmboard

For many homes, electricity is a feasible fuel source for heating water in a radiant floor heating system. Investing in a ground source geothermal heat pump can be a practical solution for those who want low energy bills, low energy...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Radiant Heat: Conductivity is King, Not Mass

Radiant Heat: Conductivity is King, Not Mass

Conductivity is the property of a material that allows heat to flow through it. Yet concrete is an inherently mediocre conductor. Aluminum is 240 times as conductive as concrete! Download this white paper to learn more about Warmboard and the benefits of radiant heating.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


How to Build a Home Like a Car That Gets Over 100 MPG

How to Build a Home Like a Car That Gets Over 100 MPG

Energy efficiency is, and has always been, one of the key reasons for building a radiant floor heated home. Given the rapidly escalating cost of energy, the efficiency of radiant has never been more important. Download this white paper to learn how you can save thousands on fuel every year.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Radiant Versatility from Warmboard, Inc.

Radiant Versatility from Warmboard, Inc.

Warmboard, Inc. manufactures the most energy-efficient radiant heating panels on the market. Download this white paper to see some of the highlights of Warmboard and the benefits of their radiant heating products.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Warmboard: Superior Radiant Technology

Warmboard: Superior Radiant Technology

A radiant panel works by conducting heat from water in a tube to the surface of your floor, which releases that heat into your home. Download this white paper to learn how Warmboard was engineered to take maximum advantage of the laws of thermodynamics.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Warmboard


Rabe Hardware delivers geothermal heating and cooling for Eastern Iowa homeowners

Rabe Hardware delivers geothermal heating and cooling for Eastern Iowa homeowners

Eastern Iowa is a national leader in residential geothermal heating and cooling, and one of the big reasons is Rabe Hardware Inc. A second-generation business founded in 1979, Rabe Hardware offers full-service heating and cooling services throughout the area.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Rabe Hardware, Inc.


How to Choose a Wood-Burning Stove for Green, Natural Heating Power

How to Choose a Wood-Burning Stove for Green, Natural Heating Power

Imagine sitting in front of a roaring fire, gathered with family and friends in conversation and laughter. Behind the glass ceramic door of the stove burns wood, a sustainable, renewable energy source keeping the cold at bay. Learn More about SCHOTT and wood-burning sources.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


How to Choose Sustainable Products for Your Home

How to Choose Sustainable Products for Your Home

These days everything from trash bags to whole communities is labeled as "sustainable." What does that really mean? The essence of the term sustainable is "that which can be maintained over time."

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


State-of-the-Art Fireplaces for Sustainable Homes

State-of-the-Art Fireplaces for Sustainable Homes

Today, home fireplaces represent an aesthetic choice, but also can contribute to the sustainability of the home in terms of reduced fossil fuel consumption. These modern high-performance enclosed fireplaces are a long way from the standard masonry fireplace with folding glass doors that graced many homes in the post-war years.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SCHOTT North America


Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

The newest trends in sustainability are now showcased throughout this Guide. Companies globally have a sustainable message to tell in sustainability. The products and trends are greatly enhancing our day to day living.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: SCHOTT North America , Enertech Global, LLC


Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

Corporate Sustainability Trends: An Overview (with regards to Bob Dylan)

The newest trends in sustainability are now showcased throughout this Guide. Companies globally have a sustainable message to tell in sustainability. The products and trends are greatly enhancing our day to day living.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: SCHOTT North America , Enertech Global, LLC


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