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KBIS 2016 focuses on water conservation, quality
As usual water conservation and innovative design were top of mind to exhibitors at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), during Design & Construction Week.
International Builders' Show focuses on connectivity in home 
GE Appliances is adding another product, the GeoSpring hybrid water heater, to its growing list of appliances consumers can control using IFTTT, an online service that allows users to create powerful connections between apps or websites.
Geothermal system brings comfort, energy savings to Gulf Breeze Community Center
The project incorporated a number of efficient building systems, including daylight harvesting, low-voltage lighting controls, spray foam insulation and a new geothermal heating and cooling system that provides 100 percent of the heating, cooling.
School in Creede, Colo., aiming for LEED Gold 
With LEED Gold certification being sought, energy efficiency and low lifecycle costs were major criteria.
AHR Expo 2016 promises even more of the industry’s best, brightest
According to a survey, 85 percent of attendees made a connection with an exhibiting company or companies for the first time at the show.
How to achieve Passive House status 
The goal of the Passive House is to reduce heating and cooling loads to such low levels the house can be operational through passive measures and minimal active measures.
Brewery’s mechanical system accumulates points toward USGBC LEED Gold certification 
The keyword is “indirectly.” The effluent, which is piped into the brewery from the neighboring Bigfork Water and Sewer District, is completely contained within a separate closed loop.
2016 commercial vehicles’ features focus on connectivity, safety, fuel economy 
This article is a compilation of some of the trucks and vans best suited for the tradesperson. Let’s take a look at some of the newest models on the market that fit contractors’ vehicle needs.
The Homes at Old Colony continues path toward sustainable housing 
Phases II A and B included 129 apartments completed in summer 2014 that achieved LEED for Homes and LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Platinum level certification, the highest available,
Viessmann celebrates 25 years in the U.S. 1
Prof. Viessmann spoke about the growth and evolution of Viessmann’s investment in the U.S. market which started in the 1970s and the importance of the company’s enduring trade partnerships with its customers.
College combines chilled beams, DOAS and radiant in unique geothermal HVAC design 
Geothermal is an innovative and green approach in itself, however, the Davis Building's design secret is the supplemental cutting-edge technology.
Geothermal in Maine’s challenging climate
For those considering geothermal technology for space heating and cooling, having a body of water nearby can be a very good thing. In fact, using a pond/lake loop may be the lowest-cost installation option.
Net-zero energy home features solar, geothermal system
Deciding to install a geothermal heating and cooling system was a big decision. Carl’s family has been in the fuel oil business since 1923, so he briefly considered installing a fuel oil system.
10 Educational sessions you don’t want to miss at Comfortech
Comfortech brings together the latest products, trends and business solutions for mechanical contractors involved in HVACR, Hydronics and Plumbing. There are many educational sessions contractors can attend.
Water treatment technology at Truck Wash Technologies
See all the technology and products used at Truck Wash Technologies, Inc., in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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