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Pool heaters are getting more energy conscious

Until a few years ago, heating a pool in much of the United States to the optimum 82 degrees either took a long time or cost a lot of money. But now there are options for high-performing heaters, especially for people using propane.

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Keeping housing affordable for the Seneca Nation

Quality affordable housing is a challenge throughout the country, but it’s a particularly serious problem for American Indians living on tribal lands. To keep both construction costs and energy bills more affordable, the Seneca Nation Housing Authority relies on propane systems throughout the home.

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How to convert to an outdoor tankless water heater

Reeves Journal editor Jack Sweet tagged along with A-1 Total Service Plumbing’s field supervisor Mike Henderson as he converted a home from a tank water heater in the back of the house to an outdoor tankless unit mounted on the side of the home.

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Help clients plan their dream outdoor kitchen

When it comes to design, asking your clients the right questions is key to developing a space that meets their needs. Total Landscape Care's Jill Odom offers five topics to broach with homeowners who are craving an outdoor kitchen.

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What to do when natural gas is gone

When the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility was notified that its natural gas line was being decommissioned, warden Jody Bradley thought he had a major headache on his hands.

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Tankless heats up in commercial markets

Tankless water heater manufacturers are honing their offerings to make them a better fit for commercial applications. Options such as Wi-Fi technology, rack systems that cascade multiple units, and more-sophisticated controls are evolving to make life easier for commercial building owners.

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Standby generators are getting smarter

As internet-connected technologies proliferate throughout the home, savvy homeowners expect to be able to control vital home systems. Generator manufacturers have begun rolling out mobile-app monitoring systems to reassure owners that their system is prepared for outages.

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What’s next for Energy Star?

Energy Star is a widely recognized energy efficiency program, but it’s one of dozens of programs that would be cut in President Trump's proposed budget, reports Grace Hood at NPR. Here’s how the construction industry is reacting to the proposal.

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The nationwide impact of California’s energy code

California’s strict energy rules are often a leading indicator for the rest of the country. Here are four things every contractor should know about the Golden State’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

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Tiny house, big experience

As technical school instructors in New Hampshire, Matt Towle and Mike Schofield want to train the next generation of construction pros. So they were eager when their local home builders association chapter presented an opportunity: build an entire tiny home with funding from the lottery.

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