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New Homes Increasingly Offer Efficiency, Sustainable Features

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is showing how new homes increasingly offer the energy-efficient features home buyers seek. Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

Geothermal: unsung hero of heating

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Heat-exchange expert Doug Lockhart has two problems with geothermal heating systems: neighbours can't see them and no moving parts attract the casual onlooker. "If I go to your house and put in a geo-thermal system, nobody knows," said Lockhart, owner and president of Lockhart Industries in Duncan. "But when you put photo-voltaic [solar energy] cells

New Geothermal Heat Pump Uses 50% Less Energy


Working with ClimateMaster — a leading manufacturer of geothermal and water-source heat pumps — the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved a breakthrough in technology to create a geothermal heat pump called the Trilogy 40 Q-Mode™ that can provide residential heating and cooling as well as all domestic hot water needs.

Hydronic Geothermal Heat Pump uses vapor injection technology.


Press Release Summary: April 8, 2015 – Offering efficiencies up to 16.1 EER and 3.3 COP, 5 Series 504W11 Energy Star®-rated water to water heat pump operates in heating-only or heating/cooling mode and leverages OptiHeat vapor injection technology. Latter creates exiting water temperatures up to 150°F using additional heat exchanger that diverts excess heat and