Courses about energy-efficient building with propane
With energy costs rising, it’s never been more important for construction professionals to help their clients make wise energy choices. In many situations, propane can provide building owners and homeowners with significant cost savings over time. Take the following free online courses available at the Propane Training Academy.
Residential building systems have rapidly evolved to offer unprecedented levels of efficiency and performance. This course provides a data-driven look at the role of propane as an energy option in today’s high-performance homes. The course compares propane with other available energy sources in terms of its availability, applications, and environmental footprint.
Many American homeowners, now acutely aware of fluctuating energy prices and the environmental implications associated with some conventional energy sources, are driving demand for alternative-energy sources for their homes. It’s up to you, as a construction professional, to propose the best alternative-energy systems for your homes. Learn why propane is an ideal backup energy source for a wide range of renewable energy systems.
The energy use of a home varies widely depending on several factors, including the climate, number of occupants, resident behavior, and mechanical systems. Because there are so many contributing factors, decisions on where and when to invest in energy-efficient equipment can be tricky. In this course, learn more about what factors to take into account when considering an upgrade of a home’s energy system or appliances.
Bundles or collections of building systems in homes can form the basis of an energy package or “pod,” delivering energy and CO2
emissions savings that outperform typical new homes in the marketplace. The Propane Energy Pod is a model for new construction that treats a home’s five key areas of energy use — space heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, and clothes drying — as parts of a whole-home energy package.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, as the name implies, serve dual purposes. First, they use a propane or natural gas generator to create electricity. Simultaneously, the heat from the engine is captured and used to warm the building or create hot water, reducing energy costs. The electricity produced from the generator is used by the home, further reducing energy costs.