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Five profitable tips for tankless water heater gas lines

While gas tankless units only need to run when hot water is needed, their gas usage must ramp up quickly when they’re meeting high demands for hot water. That means it’s vital for builders and installers to be aware of the proper procedures for installing the gas lines that supply the tankless unit.

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How would you build your own home?

Builder Stephen Yates approaches every project as if he were building his own home. That philosophy is the reason he builds most of his homes with propane. While some gas appliances may have a slightly higher initial cost than the electric alternatives, his customers say they prefer the upgrade.

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Standby generators can be a differentiator in new construction

Builder profiles Generac, a standby generator manufacturer that is making inroads in the builder community. The article includes a slideshow with a virtual tour of Generac’s Wisconsin factory.

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Homeowners can expect a less costly heating season

The New York Times examines a recent report from the Energy Department predicting lower overall heating costs this winter. Many will spend less, primarily because of warmer temperatures, the report says.

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Shrimp, propane, and an idea that just might work

Tony Curtis decided to become a shrimp farmer the moment he tasted his first fresh shrimp. But cost-effectively outfitting a building to create the warm aquatic conditions needed to raise shrimp required smart decision-making on energy and building systems.

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Propane boilers fuel LEED Gold high school

HPAC Engineering highlights Ridgeview High School in Redmond, Oregon, which achieved LEED Gold certification in part by optimizing its mechanical-system energy performance. Condensing boilers are expected to save 20 to 25 percent of energy costs compared with a standard code-compliant system.

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Reimagining sustainability in New Orleans

To ensure the Greenbuild LivingHome can withstand an extreme storm, it includes built-in hurricane screens to cover the windows, a 5-foot-high raised foundation capable of withstanding future floods, and a Kohler standby generator that kicks in to supply power in the event of an outage.

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Fire, water, and glass mix for fantastic flame features

As the popularity of fire features grows, the creativity customers want from these features is also expanding, with mixed mediums becoming increasingly prevalent. Using fire and water together has long been in vogue but has now evolved to more and more sophisticated applications.

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Which states have the most painful electricity bills?

Builder checks in on the latest “Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price” report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and finds that the average price of electricity for May 2014 is the highest recorded for any month in the past two years, and increased 3.4% year-over-year.

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Five curb appeal boosters for your next project

In honor of the inaugural National Curb Appeal Month, Builder picks out five new products you can use to enhance the appeal and functionality of your outdoor spaces.

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