Green http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6633/more en Can efficiency help mitigate climate change? http://contractormag.com/green/can-efficiency-help-mitigate-climate-change <div class="node-body article-body">In this blog post by a senior analyst from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the author discusses how changes in water and energy efficiency can alter the climate change dynamic for the better. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/can-efficiency-help-mitigate-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/can-efficiency-help-mitigate-climate-change#comments Green Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:19:00 +0000 424911 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: Bosch, Saniflo, Tyco, Enertech, Kohler and Grohe http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-bosch-saniflo-tyco-enertech-kohler-and-grohe <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery features a hydronic air handler for tankless water heaters, a macerating toilet system, a line of sprinklers for use in attics, a compact geothermal system and more. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-bosch-saniflo-tyco-enertech-kohler-and-grohe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-bosch-saniflo-tyco-enertech-kohler-and-grohe#comments Faucets Fire Sprinklers Geothermal Media Galleries Hydronics Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:41:00 +0000 424821 at http://contractormag.com Energy Dept. announces $19M in building-efficiency investments http://contractormag.com/green/energy-dept-announces-19m-building-efficiency-investments <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Energy Department recently announced it is investing $19 million in advanced building technologies intended to lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and create jobs.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/energy-dept-announces-19m-building-efficiency-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/energy-dept-announces-19m-building-efficiency-investments#comments Around the Web Green Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:46:00 +0000 424661 at http://contractormag.com U.S. Department of Energy WaterFurnace announces Geothermal Upgrade Event http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-announces-geothermal-upgrade-event <div class="field-deck"> Switch-to-Geo package offers homeowners up to $2,000 in rebates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WaterFurnace International, Inc., announces a Geothermal Upgrade Event that offers up to $2,000 to homeowners switching to geothermal from traditional HVAC systems and as much as $1,000 to those upgrading their existing geothermal system.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-announces-geothermal-upgrade-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/waterfurnace-announces-geothermal-upgrade-event#comments Geothermal Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:24:00 +0000 423001 at http://contractormag.com Lunching and Learning: Food for thought on a geothermal-heat-pump-system design http://contractormag.com/geothermal/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design <div class="field-byline"> By JEFFREY NEWCOMB, PE, MBA, LEED AP; IEFM Consulting Engineers; Coal Valley, Ill. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fred, a mechanical engineer, shares his unusual idea for a geothermal-heat-pump system with longtime friend William, a civil engineer, over lunch.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/geothermal/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/geothermal/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design#comments Around the Web Geothermal Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:21:00 +0000 423051 at http://contractormag.com Grundfos CEO to UN: Private sector can help meet world’s sustainability goals http://contractormag.com/green/grundfos-ceo-un-private-sector-can-help-meet-world-s-sustainability-goals <div class="node-body article-body">Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper was among today’s speakers at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit in New York.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/grundfos-ceo-un-private-sector-can-help-meet-world-s-sustainability-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/grundfos-ceo-un-private-sector-can-help-meet-world-s-sustainability-goals#comments Green Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:53:00 +0000 422791 at http://contractormag.com <p>Grundfos CEO Mads Nipper addresses the United Nations Global Compact Leaders&rsquo; Summit in New York on June 24, 2016.</p> 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals planned investment at all-time high http://contractormag.com/green/2016-johnson-controls-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey-reveals-planned-investment-all-time-h <div class="field-deck"> 72 percent of respondents to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey shows interest and investment in energy efficiency are at an all-time high.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/2016-johnson-controls-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey-reveals-planned-investment-all-time-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/2016-johnson-controls-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey-reveals-planned-investment-all-time-h#comments Green Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:29:00 +0000 422641 at http://contractormag.com Pulte chooses Rinnai tankless water heater for zero net energy home prototype http://contractormag.com/green/pulte-chooses-rinnai-tankless-water-heater-zero-net-energy-home-prototype <div class="field-deck"> Rinnai to provide Ultra Series Tankless RUR model with new wireless connectivity for project </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When PulteGroup set out to build a zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California, it chose to leverage only the latest in sustainable products.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/pulte-chooses-rinnai-tankless-water-heater-zero-net-energy-home-prototype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/pulte-chooses-rinnai-tankless-water-heater-zero-net-energy-home-prototype#comments Green Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:54:00 +0000 421871 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Pulte net zero energy home exterior.</p> CABA to offer Intelligent Buildings, Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild 2016 http://contractormag.com/green/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">CABA has entered into an agreement with Informa Exhibitions to organize the first ever Intelligent Buildings and Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016#comments IoT Green Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:26:00 +0000 421841 at http://contractormag.com IAPMO forms IWSH Foundation to improve access to clean water and sanitation http://contractormag.com/node/421691 <div class="node-body article-body">The IAPMO Group is proud to announce the formation of The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH). </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/node/421691" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/node/421691#comments Codes Green Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:24:00 +0000 421691 at http://contractormag.com