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In Colorado, seclusion without sacrifice

Prospective home buyers often come to Andy Stauffer looking for their own private slice of Colorado. With propane, he can help his homeowners achieve that seclusion without giving up the amenities they could have in a more developed neighborhood.

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Are you ready for new water heater efficiency regulations?

New water heating standards from the DOE that go into effect this year are re-writing the price-point differential between electric and propane water heaters.

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Are homeowners prepared for emergencies?

NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog examined the emergency preparedness of U.S. households based on new survey data. The preparedness statistics are notable as construction professionals and the public become increasingly aware of the resilience of their buildings.

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Maintaining condensing furnaces vital in frigid weather

Writing in ACHR News, Joanna Turpin reports on the unique maintenance needs of condensing furnaces. Regular maintenance keeps these units from breaking down, and it also keeps them running at their highest efficiency.

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Self-sufficient with CHP and solar

Blossman Services’ Autogas Research & Technology Center uses a propane-fueled CHP unit and photovoltaics to produce all of the center’s power — 40 percent from solar and 60 percent from the CHP unit — and reduce emissions by 68 percent compared with using power from the grid.

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Claim your energy-efficient commercial buildings tax incentive

Congress has extended the 179D tax deduction for building owners who made their new or renovated commercial buildings more energy efficient in 2014, Architect’s Caroline Massie reports.

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Eight questions developers should ask about energy

As you’re performing your due diligence for your next development, consider these eight questions. Depending on the answer, it may be time to speak with a propane retailer about a community propane system.

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What do buyers want in energy-efficient homes?

Writing in Builder, Suzanne Shelton summarizes the results of her firm’s just-published Energy Pulse study. The report found that many homebuyers aren’t confident in their knowledge of some terms that are common in the homebuilding industry, including “high performance homes.”

 

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Builder-friendly gas fireplaces go anywhere

Thanks to the latest designs and technology, today’s homeowners can cozy up to a fireplace anywhere from the living room to the bedroom. Propane fireplaces are becoming more builder-friendly, with slimmer profiles and venting advancements that allow them to be installed virtually anywhere.

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Will new furnace fan efficiency standards actually help?

The Department of Energy says its new energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans 'will help reduce carbon pollution by up to 34 million metric tons and save Americans more than $9 billion in home electricity bills through 2030,' Joanna Turpin reports for ACHR News.

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