Green en GEO: Congress needs to act fast to prevent tax increase on geothermal heat pumps <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Dougherty, President and CEO – The Geothermal Exchange Organization </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of our most promising sources of renewable energy—geothermal heat pumps (GHPs)—is rapidly approaching a crossroads.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geothermal Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:30:00 +0000 429421 at Weekly Product Gallery: Milwaukee, BrandFX, WernerCo, Viega, WaterFurnace and PowerMate <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a fast pressing tool, a lightweight service body, a truck box, an elbow joint for use with pressing systems, a hydronic heat pump and more. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Galleries Green Piping Tools Trucks Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:38:00 +0000 429261 at AvalonBay’s First LEED Platinum Project Features Innovative Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating System <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Registered User Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:42:00 +0000 428541 at No looking back: Sustainability is the new normal <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Chang </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shifts in consumer attitudes have pushed the sustainability needle to the center, turning the previously unique concept of a “green” building into the construction standard. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Registered User Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:58:00 +0000 428451 at iStock/Thinkstock Adding geothermal to your plumbing/heating business <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to adding geothermal system installation to your business, Weidner has this blunt advice: “There’s too many people out here who don’t know what they’re doing. So you’re going to have to get knowledgeable and certified.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geothermal Registered User Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:40:00 +0000 428351 at Top ten list of countries using the most water <div class="field-deck"> According to published reports, here are the annual water "footprint" stats for the top ten water-using countries around the world </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water consumption is increasing all around the world. The impetus for this increase is due primarily to the following three reasons...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000 428301 at Weekly Product Gallery: ASCO, General, John Guest, Luxaire, Milwaukee and Pioneer <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery features lead-free brass solenoid valves, an easy-to-maneuver drain cleaning machine, a line of white fittings, a split system heat pump, a self-priming, cordless transfer pump and more. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Faucets Media Galleries Green Hydronics Plumbing Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:30:00 +0000 428271 at American Standard receives 2016 WaterSense Excellence in Innovation and Research Award <div class="field-deck"> Exceptional product engineering and inventiveness, plus commitment to conservation efforts, earn special recognition from U.S. EPA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Standard Brands has been honored by the EPA as a 2016 WaterSense Excellence in Innovation and Research Award winner.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:38:00 +0000 428221 at Bosch Thermotechnology now Innovation Partner with DOE Zero Energy Ready Home™ <div class="field-deck"> High performance homes continue to grow in demand with homebuyers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced its participation in the Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home™ program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:57:00 +0000 427821 at Cape Cod Heat Pumps, LLC opens new HVACR interactive showroom in New England <div class="node-body article-body">Briggs Heating and Air Conditioning announces the opening of its new location, Cape Cod Heat Pumps, LLC, in Bourne, Massachusetts, on September 24, 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:58:00 +0000 427731 at