News

Cool Energy House celebrates efficiencies

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Building America Retrofit Alliance is promoting the Cool Energy House, described as a "deep-energy remodeling project" optimized for peak energy performance.

The purpose of the project is to bring attention to the new energy-efficient systems and strategies that can impact traditional remodeling projects. 

Among the peak performance energy measures of the Cool Energy House — located at 11068 Bayshore Drive, Windermere, Fla. — are pool pump replacement, sealed attic, shading, energy efficient lighting, cool roofing, ventilation and dehumidification.

The Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Labortory are among the organizers of the Building America Retrofit Alliance.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

j.joay111 says:
Feb-17-2013 06:45 am

I am definitely enjoying your
I am definitely enjoying your website. You definitely have some great insight and great stories. Relationship with Enclavia

j.wify says:
May-20-2012 06:27 am

Solar technologies are
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Thanks. Regards, www.hcgonlinebuy.com

J.nancy says:
May-05-2012 12:11 pm

Thanks for the nice blog. It
Thanks for the nice blog. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us. car loan

j.wify says:
May-01-2012 10:52 am

Wave energy is a basic
Wave energy is a basic fundamental principle by which we have come to understand how many types of energy works. Sound and light are two of our most basic types of energy that act as waves. Thanks. Regards, california health insurance

j.wify says:
Apr-28-2012 01:03 pm

Determine when Ramadan
Determine when Ramadan begins. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The beginning of Ramadan changes each year because the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle. Consult the Islamic Society of North America for details about each year's precise start date of Ramadan. Thanks. Regards, thesis statement builder

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:31 am

Really excellent content…The
Really excellent content…The management have a great information.. I expect you post once more soon. I am very satisfied to leave a comment on this blog out there who put out really sincere information...Thanks adminN10-003//N10-005//PK0-003//SY0-101//TK0-201//156-315.71

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:30 am

Really its a great thought. I
Really its a great thought. I appreciate with you. and you are my favourite writer. I am a big fan of your creativity.1D0-520//1D0-541//1D0-635//CAS-001//CLO-001//CN0-201

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:29 am

Really its a great thought. I
Really its a great thought. I appreciate with you. and you are my favourite writer. I am a big fan of your creativity.3600//6202.1//6401.1//7003.1//BCP-221//1D0-510

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:28 am

Really your post is really
Really your post is really very good and I appreciate it. It’s hard to sort the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it. You write very well which is amazing. I really impressed by your post.VCP-510//1z0-451//FCNSA//70-680//70-640//A30-327

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:27 am

Hi Great website thanks for
Hi Great website thanks for all the great infomation on your website it is very informative keep up the great work.220-702//JN0-101//JN0-343//PMI-001//PMI-002//156-215.71

x.xiu says:
Apr-18-2012 08:27 am

Hi Great website thanks for
Hi Great website thanks for all the great infomation on your website it is very informative keep up the great work.642-165//646-364//640-864//642-627//642-447//642-874

A.Cavity says:
Apr-11-2012 02:15 am

Why is nobody mentioning the
Why is nobody mentioning the fact that properly insulated walls can also contribute to lower energy costs for the home? True, new technology like solar panels and smart homes can help reduce energy usage, but simple things like ensuring good insulation at home can also do wonders for cost reduction. Alex - cavity wall closers

J.nancy says:
Apr-05-2012 01:32 pm

Cool green house is a great
Cool green house is a great concept, these are made to reduce energy costs and make the home safer and more comfortable, all while keeping total costs low. Click here

C.Stoett says:
Apr-04-2012 08:13 am

Peak energy performance is
Peak energy performance is becoming increasingly important as the Earth will not be sustainable if we do not move towards that direction. Doors are opening to companies that adopt the green standards as well as provide green designs. Christopher - stoett

h.latha says:
Mar-25-2012 10:18 am

I am glad to read this post,
I am glad to read this post, its an interesting one. I am always searching for quality posts and articles and this is what I found here, I hope you will be adding more in future. Thanks Clothing Wholesalers UK

p.420 says:
Mar-18-2012 01:28 pm

I have been assigned to do a
I have been assigned to do a report for our school newspaper on this subject, and your post has been beneficial. Can you please add more reference to this topic, thanks. Keynote Speaker

m.mahboobb says:
Mar-17-2012 07:32 am

Thanks for this exciting
Thanks for this exciting post. It is well written and has some great content. Do you have any others that I can go to about this subject? Life Insurance

j.king says:
Mar-16-2012 06:18 pm

There is so much that you can
There is so much that you can get from a house like this. Its all about keeping it cool for a cheap price. Great job on this. florida short sale

D.Driver says:
Mar-10-2012 02:47 am

neprinol peyronies
neprinol peyronies

D.Manezes says:
Mar-06-2012 08:43 pm

I'm surprised they didn't
I'm surprised they didn't mention anything about adding a tankless water heater, it seems these are the new rage in heating water efficiently. Fire Pit

j.king says:
Feb-26-2012 07:23 pm

I think the work that they
I think the work that they have put into this is so good. There is so much that you can get from this. The options are just endless for this. Doors Toronto

h.latha says:
Feb-17-2012 10:14 am

Just want to say I definitely
Just want to say I definitely see the content of this I tried to find today. This brief article is directly at the time. Thanks for your time to write and also to see him. This could be one of the best pieces I have had for a long time. Crescent Processing Company

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

How much credit should be given to the co-op business model for the success of the independent hardware and building supply dealer over the last half century?
News

CertainTeed hits environmental milestones

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed said it has achieved significant milestones in reducing the environmental impact at its 60-plus manufacturing facilities in North America.

Specifically, CertainTeed has reduced energy consumption by 15% and water usage by 24% over the past four years. In addition, it has decreased the amount of waste going to landfills from its facilities by 33%.

“Through our collective efforts, we have established a strong culture of respect for the environment that will continue to help preserve and protect the communities in which we live and work," said Chris Altmansberger, VP of operations support and process sustainability.

During 2010 and 2011, approximately 6,000 CertainTeed employees received various types of sustainability training, which has helped drive energy, water and waste reductions.  Additionally, more than 30 plants have achieved ISO 14001 certification, which helps drive continuous improvement in regard to environmental performance.

One of CertainTeed’s operational excellence initiatives is to involve employees in waste reduction teams, which use the Kaizen approach of continuous improvement. This has been instrumental in finding new ideas for recycling and reducing waste that would otherwise be landfilled, according to the company.

By embracing new lighting technology, such as T5 fluorescent lamps, the Calgary, Alberta; Buffalo, New York; and Seattle plants have increased their energy efficiency. Process reconfigurations at the Lodi, Calif.; McPherson, Kan.; and Norwood, Mass.; plants eliminated the need for pumping equipment and compressors, resulting in a more than 1.3 million kilowatt hour energy reduction annually. 

CertainTeed also pointed to progress in the recycling of cardboard, pallets and packaging. In addition, new solutions continue to be successful in creating closed loop water reuse systems, which has been very beneficial in reducing fresh water utilization and water treatment requirements.

 

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

R.John says:
May-03-2012 08:52 am

Gangaur Realtech is a
Gangaur Realtech is a professionally managed organisation specializing in real estate services where integrated services are provided by professionals to its clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. property in dharuhera commercial office space in gurgaon palm hills gurgaon

m.smith says:
Feb-25-2012 04:36 pm

I guess this proves that it
I guess this proves that it is possible to run a successful business and reduce the produced waste at the same time. If only everyone would follow their example, perhaps the landfills wouldn't grow at such a fast rate. I have the junk hauling portland collect my garbage, some of it gets recycled but it wouldn't hurt to see how much I could reduce my own trash though..

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

How much credit should be given to the co-op business model for the success of the independent hardware and building supply dealer over the last half century?
News

Marvin names marketing exec

BY Brae Canlen

Window and door manufacturer Marvin has promoted Brett Boyum to the position of VP marketing.

Boyum has been with Marvin for nearly 15 years, most recently as director of marketing for both Marvin and its sister brand, Integrity Windows and Doors. He succeeds Tom Angelis, who is retiring.

“As a key member of our marketing team, Brett has led the development and implementation of many of our most successful products and programs,” said Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

C.Man says:
May-01-2012 10:04 am

Boyum has been with Marvin
Boyum has been with Marvin for nearly 15 years, most recently as director of marketing for both Marvin and its sister brand, Integrity Windows and Doors. He succeeds Tom Angelis, who is retiring. “As a key member of our marketing team, Brett has led the development and implementation of many of our most successful products and marketing sydney

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

How much credit should be given to the co-op business model for the success of the independent hardware and building supply dealer over the last half century?