Solar http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/17091/more en AvalonBay’s First LEED Platinum Project Features Innovative Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating System http://contractormag.com/solar/avalonbay-s-first-leed-platinum-project-features-innovative-solar-thermaltankless-water-heatin <div class="field-deck"> Rooftop installations at the 182-unit Avalon Hayes Valley apartment complex couples 64 solar-thermal collectors with 18 tankless units to meet all domestic hot water needs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the keys to AvalonBay’s success as a developer of sustainable properties is its willingness to take the long view on its investments, looking to maximize their impact on the local environment and community, as well as the health and safety of the residents. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/avalonbay-s-first-leed-platinum-project-features-innovative-solar-thermaltankless-water-heatin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/avalonbay-s-first-leed-platinum-project-features-innovative-solar-thermaltankless-water-heatin#comments Solar Registered User Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:42:00 +0000 428541 at http://contractormag.com ICC-SRCC an industry partner in DOE Solar Training and Education Program http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program <div class="field-deck"> Grant funding will provide training and resources to more than 100,000 industry professionals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ICCs Solar Rating & Certification Corporation is an allied industry partner in the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s two-year project to develop solar resources and training.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/icc-srcc-industry-partner-doe-solar-training-and-education-program#comments Codes Solar Training Opportunities Mon, 23 May 2016 16:03:00 +0000 420121 at http://contractormag.com Delta force: team makes company HQ a green technology showcase http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase <div class="field-byline"> Christopher King </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The resulting state-of-the-art building features a geothermal heating & cooling system with bi-directional radiant tubing. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/delta-force-team-makes-company-hq-green-technology-showcase#comments Commercial Plumbing Solar Registered User Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:13:00 +0000 413671 at http://contractormag.com RPA applauds bill extending solar tax credit http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate today passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, which includes extending tax credits for renewable energy technologies, including solar water heating and photovoltaics.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/rpa-applauds-bill-extending-solar-tax-credit#comments Solar Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:02:00 +0000 413271 at http://contractormag.com 2015 Solar/Hydronics Code offers uniformity http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity <div class="node-body article-body">In response to a growing interest in residential and commercial solar energy systems, IAPMO first developed and published the Uniform Solar Energy Code in 1976.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/codes/2015-solarhydronics-code-offers-uniformity#comments Codes Solar Hydronics Registered User Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:34:00 +0000 412991 at http://contractormag.com <p>Rooftop-mounted solar water heater.</p> Antonis Liokouras/iStock/Thinkstock There’s a new codebook in town http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town <div class="node-body article-body">I’d like to take a short break from our regular programming to introduce you to the new codebook, the Uniform Solar Energy Hydronics Code (USEHC). </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/there-s-new-codebook-town#comments Codes Solar Eatherton Registered User Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:42:00 +0000 412271 at http://contractormag.com UT-Austin Nexushaus at the 2015 Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon <div class="node-body video-body">University of Texas at Austin mechanical engineer Charles Upshaw tells Contractor about the mechanical system he designed for his school's entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/ut-austin-nexushaus-2015-solar-decathlon#comments Video Solar Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:45:00 +0000 411961 at http://contractormag.com Stevens Institute wins architecture and communications contests at Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon <div class="node-body article-body">Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, NJ, took first place in both highly competitive Architecture and Communications Contests at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/stevens-institute-wins-architecture-and-communications-contests-solar-decathlon#comments Solar Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:11:00 +0000 411881 at http://contractormag.com <p>Paul Ahn of Stevens Institute of Technology leads a team cheer onstage at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, Sunday October 18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California.</p> Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.C, Davis, Mass/Central America, Stevens Institute winners in Solar Decathlon http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon <div class="field-deck"> Solar Decathlon will be open to the public through Sunday, October 18 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Solar Decathlon involves 10 contests – each worth 100 points – that evaluate affordability, market appeal, architecture, engineering, communications, comfort, appliances, and the level of energy produced versus energy consumed.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/uc-davis-masscentral-america-stevens-institute-winners-solar-decathlon#comments Solar Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:57:00 +0000 411831 at http://contractormag.com New solar still may help bring drinking water to the developing world http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world <div class="node-body article-body">WaterStillar, a Danish-owned technology company, has created a new kind of solar still that can purify thousands of liters of water a day. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/solar/new-solar-still-may-help-bring-drinking-water-developing-world#comments Solar Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:41:00 +0000 411411 at http://contractormag.com WaterStiller