Green Building

Benefit From Free Passive Solar Heating

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    The Sun is the most powerful source of energy in our Solar System and without its light and heat the Earth would be just another inhabitable Planet. The problem we find today is harnessing its energy for our own use. Although there are many products being manufactured such as Photovotaics for Energy to Electric conversion one of the first known and easiest methods of harvesting the Suns energy is …

    Lead Paint Hazards Renovation Guidelines

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      The use of lead paint in homes and buildings built prior to 1978 is common enough that guidelines have been set by the EPA on how a home remodeler should approach projects and how they should inform their customers before starting a job.

      This requirement is not only on contractors that tare down walls or sand exterior siding the problem occurs in every variety of work so the guides apply to all contractors.

      To learn more about the exact EPA Guides you …

      How to pick a Low Flow Toilet

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        1 piece toiletOver 10 years ago back in 1994 a Federal Law mandated the use of 1.6 Gallon per flush Low Flow Toilets. This meant that companies had to rush to market designs that were less then up to the task of the standard 3.5 gallon tanks that most home owners were use to but today there have been many advancements.

        As a matter of fact …

        Tankless Hot Water Heaters – The future of hot water

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          The newest innovation in water heaters is a tankless system. The first versions of these appliances were found in point of use installs. Point of use water tanks only support the sink or appliance they are connected to. Some point of use water heaters still have a small tank of under 10 gallons and may be installed in out buildings like a detached garage or in cabins or other low volume demand areas.

          The difference between a small tank system and …