A study released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirms the M2G intelligent boiler control from Greffen Systems produces significant savings for heating buildings using hydronic boilers. The DOE’s “Building America Case Study,” which installed and monitored the controllers in Chicago, reported fuel savings up to 14 percent.
The standards, which were set by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007 and implemented Sept. 1, 2012, required residential gas hot water boilers to meet a minimum AFUE of 82 percent; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.
Radiant Gains Popularity in US as Benefits, Comfort Become Known
January 19, 2015
Immensely popular in Europe, radiant cooling is steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its potential to reduce energy consumption. About half of net-zero energy buildings use radiant cooling to help them achieve the balance between energy consumption and renewable energy creation.
Here's how wet heat technology helped a large college apartment building reach LEED-Silver certification, a Kentucky high school save up to 35 percent in monthly utility costs, and a local pizza restaurant go green.
Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago.
Master Plumber Ed Phillips Completes Generation III Tankless Training Program
December 29, 2014
The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Alabama, celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation III Tankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing, located in College Station, Texas.