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Furnace Forecast Includes Climate Change Impacts

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 17, 2019 8:28:01 AM

A new report from Global Market Insights suggests that unpredictable temperature extremes will push the residential market toward variable speed heating.

If we were to summarize the report in a couple of sentences, it suggests that erratic weather and temperature shifts will drive upgrades and sales of higher efficiency furnaces for single family and multifamily homes. The researchers also forecast a preference for variable speed natural gas-powered units, because of their rapid response time, and ability to heat larger spaces quickly. At the same time, older, one-speed gas units will frustrate owners, because they do not handle milder climates well.

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MRA Separates Fact Vs. Fiction About Hot Weather Rooftop Performance

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 3, 2019 4:59:40 PM

Homeowners who understand rooftop energy efficiency stand to save big as temperatures rise.

After last year’s scorching summer, how to best beat the heat is top of mind for many U.S. and Canadian homeowners, especially during prime re-roofing season.

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Native Trails Earns B Corporation Certification

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 3, 2019 4:58:36 PM

Native Trails, a premier artisan-crafted kitchen and bathroom brand that makes a grand visual impression with a small ecological footprint, is proud to announce its commitment to using business as a force for the greater good, with the announcement of its recent B Corporation Certification.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million "Buildings of Excellence" Competition To Support NY’s Commitment to a Carbon-Free Economy

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 12, 2019 4:11:29 PM

Initiative Supports Governor's Nation-Leading Green New Deal Goal of Converting New York's Entire Building Stock to Be Carbon Neutral

Competition Will Foster Development of Replicable Design and Construction Methods, Advancing the Clean Energy Economy and Spurring Clean Energy Job Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the $30 million "Buildings of Excellence" Competition to advance the design, construction and operation of low- or zero-carbon emitting buildings that also provide comfortable, healthy and affordable living and working spaces. New Yorkers pay about $35 billion annually for electricity and heating fuels, and buildings account for 59 percent of statewide greenhouse gas emissions. The competition is part of Governor Cuomo's goal to transform New York's entire building stock as part of his nation-leading Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that puts New York State on a path to a carbon-free economy. It also supports the State's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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