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PERC Redesigns, Improves buildwithpropane.com

PERC Redesigns, Improves buildwithpropane.com Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources WASHINGTON (Aug. 25, 2014) — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help

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Propane heating systems offer quickest payback

Propane’s affordability, efficiency, comfort, and low emissions edge most other heating systems in terms of simple payback on upfront investment.

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Courses on Propane Systems, Water Heating, and CHPs for Commercial Buildings

PERC is now offering three courses designed to help commercial builders, contractors, and facility managers learn more about the benefits of propane systems. These free courses are available at PERC’s online Propane Training Academy.

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Space Heating and Water Heating Courses for Residential Builders and Contractors

PERC is now offering two comprehensive courses designed to help residential building professionals make more informed decisions about space- and water-heating systems.

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Builder Incentives and Training Resources at JLC Live

PERC and experts from Kohler and Rinnai, will show construction professionals how propane can reduce a home’s energy costs while boosting sustainability and whole-home performance at the residential construction show JLC Live New England.

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Kohler and PERC Bring Propane Mobile Generators to Market

Kohler’s propane-fueled mobile generator, model 125REZGT, can operate on fuel from its on-board tank for approximately 24 hours. The 125REZGT also features an external LP gas connection that allows for extended usage when a dedicated, on-site propane fuel source is available.

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PERC Offers Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program

The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program provides a financial incentive to qualifying and selected builders who construct homes that follow PERC’s Propane Energy Pod model. To qualify for the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program, builders must meet a few criteria.

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Magnum and PERC Develop Solar-Propane Jobsite Lighting

The Magnum MLT4000S Solar Hybrid Light Tower’s LP-fueled back-up generator keeps its batteries charged in all conditions, ensuring a safe, well-lit jobsite. Because the light tower does not consume diesel fuel, it’s less expensive to operate and produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

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Quickly Determine Heating Costs and Emissions

PERC has launched a free Energy Calculator app that gives construction professionals and propane marketers an even faster way to compare fuel emissions and heating costs. The app is now available as a free download for Apple® and Android® mobile devices.

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New Research Program Offers Incentive Toward Propane-Fueled Pest Control Technology

Participants can receive $5,000 toward the purchase of a Temp-Air Thermal Remediation system in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC. Businesses and homeowners can apply for up to two qualifying products, and feedback will be used to supplement future product development and research.

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New Research Program Offers Incentives to Off-Grid Homes, Businesses Toward Propane-Fueled Generators

Participants can receive $1,500 toward the purchase of premium generator sets, including the Kohler 6VSG and Generac EcoGen 6 kW, in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC. Businesses and homeowners can apply for up to two qualifying products.

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New Research Program Offers Incentives to Homes, Businesses Toward Propane-Fueled Micro-CHP Systems

Participants can receive up to $10,000 toward the purchase of premium micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) systems in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC. Micro-CHP systems, including the Marathon Ecopower and Yanmar CP5WN, qualify for a $5,000 incentive, while Yanmar's CP10WN system qualifies for a $10,000 incentive.

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New Research Program Offers Incentives to Telecom Businesses Toward Propane-Fueled Generators

Participants can receive $1,500 toward the purchase of premium generator sets, including the Kohler 6VSG and Generac EcoGen 6 kW, in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC. Businesses can apply for up to two qualifying products. Feedback will be used to supplement future product development and research.

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Research Program Offers Incentives to Homes, Businesses Toward New Propane-Fueled Products

Participants can receive up to $10,000 toward the purchase of premium generator sets and micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) systems in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC.

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New Research Program Offers Big Incentives on Propane-Fueled Products for Homes, Businesses

In exchange for reporting performance data on six qualifying products, participants can receive up to $10,000 toward the purchase of premium generator sets, micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) systems, and pest control heat treatment technology. Business owners and homeowners can apply for up to two qualifying products. Feedback will be used to supplement future product development and research.

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Federal Tax Credits Extended for Energy-Efficient Home Building, Improvements

When the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed earlier this year, contractors and homeowners were rewarded for energy-efficient construction and high-efficiency appliances through renewed and revised federal tax incentives. The bill extended two federal tax credits through 2013, including a business tax credit that offers builders up to $2,000 toward new and renovated energy-efficient residences, and an individual tax credit that offers homeowners up to $300 for energy-efficient residential improvements and appliances.

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PERC Hosts Interactive Training Sessions at JLC Live

An industry leader in builder training resources, PERC will provide construction professionals with free continuing education courses focused on space- and water-heating technologies in the Propane Innovation Pavilion located in PERC's booth (No. 436).

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PERC Showcases Propane-Fueled Products at JLC Live

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) will showcase a variety of new propane-fueled products from Rinnai and Generac at this year's JLC Live show in Providence, R.I., from March 22 to 23.

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Generac LP5500 Portable Generator Improves Air Quality, Increases Builder Profit Margins on the Jobsite

Unlike gasoline, propane does not degrade over time, virtually eliminating performance problems related to fuel quality. Propane also emits fewer carbon dioxide emissions and toxic pollutants than gasoline, improving the air quality for the crew on the jobsite. Finally, in many cases, propane fuel costs less than gasoline, improving builder profit margins.

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Generac LP3250 Portable Generator Brings Propane Advantages to the Job Site

Many portable generators in the marketplace have a propane tank that needs to be manually carried and placed next to the generator when it's in use. With the Generac LP3250 portable generator, the propane tank is integrated into the frame, eliminating manual tank handling.

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