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A Guide to Choosing a Tankless Water Heater for a Home or Commercial Building

Tankless water heaters are an affordable, high performance alternative to other options such as traditional tank water heaters or boilers. This guide will help you understand the world of tankless water heaters and the advantages that they provide to homes and buildings.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Noritz


High Performance Homes, No More Cost

This Best Practices document will provide many new real-world strategies and approaches to building a better high performance home without additional cost.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: EEBA


3 Benefits of Working with a Professional to Specify Commercial Water Heater Systems

Choosing the right type of water heating system includes identifying which type of energy-efficient water heater is most suitable for the application. A plumbing professional can help ensure performance that meets business requirements and also meets energy efficiency standards as well.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Today’s leading decentralized wastewater systems have closed that gap between the capabilities and performance of conventional wastewater treatment systems. Decentralized wastewater systems are pre-designed for collection, treatment, and dispersal/reuse of wastewater at or near the point of waste generation.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency with Next Generation Engineered Wood Panels

This white paper takes a look at the next generation of sheathing and roof products that are creating a visual sea of green in neighborhoods across the country.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Huber Engineered Woods


Ensure Water Quality for Commercial Projects with a Customized Design

When water quality for commercial projects is sub-par, equipment suffers damage and inefficiency and there may be the risk of implications for public health. It's important to look at the chemistry in terms of pollutants that could adversely affect equipment or a process.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Environmental Water Systems


Effects of School Indoor Environmental Quality

High performing schools with quiet, properly ventilated classrooms and healthy air provide teachers and students the physical environments that promote learning. This white paper explores the effects of indoor environmental quality in schools and some of the solutions and technology being implemented to improve it.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Taco Comfort Solutions


Variable Refrigerant Flow: A Versatile HVAC Solution for K-12 Educational Facilities

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), an HVAC technology, is a great solution for almost any K-12 educational facility. It responds to each of this application’s specific challenges, offering industry-leading efficiencies, integration with ventilation systems, advanced filtration systems, whisper-quiet operation and more.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


The Largest Living Building Challenge Certified School in the Country

Sustainability drives both the curriculum and building design for The Willow School, so when the school was designing its fourth building – the Health, Wellness and Nutrition Center – the project team selected a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning system from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


VRF Zoning Systems: An Innovative Technology for Sustainable Building Design

This paper describes the major benefits of VRF systems and how to garner LEED points by applying these systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


How to Achieve LEED Points by Installing VRF HVAC Systems

A state-of-the-art HVAC technology, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are poised for growth in all areas of commercial construction because they provide precise zoned control that can contribute points toward LEED® certifications. This paper describes the major benefits of VRF systems and how to garner LEED points by applying these systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


The Oklahoma City Boathouse District Uses Variable Refrigerant Flow

The Oklahoma City Boathouse District is central to the city's vibrancy, with six buildings offering athletic training, event spaces, activities for children and adults, and more. With such a wide range of cooling and heating needs, it’s no surprise that the five newest Boathouse District buildings use Variable Refrigerant Flow.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


Aeroseal Saves Ailing Duct System for New State-of-the-Art Medical Complex in Abu Dhabi

Word of innovative duct sealing solution reaches around the globe to United Arab Emirates as building engineers face daunting energy-robbing duct leakage problem.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Duct Sealing Critical to Halting the Spread of Airborne Infections at Nemours Children’s Clinic

Aeroseal used to seal exhaust ventilation system and ultimately gain control of airflow in older 11-story medical facilities.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Florida State Capitol Retrofit Uses Aeroseal to Save Time, Lower Costs and Ensure Code Compliance

The Florida State capitol building is the centerpiece of downtown Tallahassee. During a building retrofit project, engineers noted that much of the existing exhaust ductwork had never been sealed. The contractors knew that sealed ducts are paramount to maintaining and ensuring proper exhaust.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Naval Base Kitsap Finds Aeroseal the Ideal Solution for Solving Persistent Mold Issues / Reducing Energy Use

During a major renovation project, NAVFAC Northwest was on a mission to solve a persistent mold and mildew problem plaguing its 4-story, 380+ room quarters at Naval Base Kitsap. After a variety of duct sealing methods were tested, the use of Aeroseal proved to be the fastest, most cost-effective way to reach proper ventilation specifications.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Hyundai’s New U.S. Corporate Headquarters Opens on Schedule with Project-Saving Help From Aeroseal

Faced with a crippling delay and budget overruns due to unacceptable shaft leakage, project engineers are rescued by new duct sealing technology.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Aeroseal Key to $37,000 Annual Energy Savings for New Jersey High-Rise

Energy auditors specify the use of Aeroseal to increase energy efficiency and reduce duct leakage by up to 95% in 23-story apartment building.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Atlanta Luxury Hotel Finds Aeroseal Key to Improving Exhaust, Eliminating Musty Odors

While the JW Marriott hotel in Atlanta has always been a model of elegance and luxury, owners of the 28 year-old building continued to struggle with issues related to a poorly designed ventilation system. However, an innovative approach to duct sealing allowed workers to cost-effectively seal leaks while the hotel remained in full operation.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Huge Energy Savings Prove to Be a Slam Dunk for Federal Government Building in Sioux Falls, SD

About a year ago, the owners of the Houwman building in Sioux Falls hired some professionals to do some mechanical maintenance on the three-story structure. The initial work helped improve the performance of the building’s two HVAC systems, but they knew that leaks in the ductwork prevented them from maximizing HVAC efficiency.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


How to Get Into Harvard: Provide a Simple Solution to an “Unsolvable” Problem

It was determined that leaks in the ductwork of Harvard's Girguis Lab were reducing static pressure to such a degree that air couldn’t reach its destinations. However, in just a matter of days, the problem was fixed thanks to an innovative duct sealing strategy.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Aeroseal


Five Options for Your Eco-Pavement

A 2008 report from the National Research Council discovered that in urban areas runoff from roads carries more pollutants than plazas, courtyards, and similar hardscapes. This white paper identifies five options for an eco-friendly driveway, all of which can satisfy pervious surface requirements where they exist.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bio-Microbics


Importance of Water Heater Redundancy for Commercial Uses

If the occupants and managers of a restaurant or office building or healthcare facility find themselves without hot water, it often means closure or at least severely curtailed operations until the situation is rectified. There's one tactic that makes sense for any commercial facility hot water design: redundancy.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


Getting More From a Commercial Water Heater

Spending thousands of dollars – and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars – for a commercial water heater system isn’t simply a purchase. It’s an investment. Such systems demand upfront planning and attention along the way. Here are four things building owners and operators can do to help extend the life of their water heater or boiler.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Bradford White Water Heaters


Best of Both Worlds: Water-source VRF Zoning Systems Combine Benefits of Geothermal and Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology

This white paper provides an overview of geothermal VRF zoning technology and its advantages compared to traditional geothermal systems, air-source VRF zoning systems and conventional HVAC systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


Revitalized David Whitney Building in Detroit Uses Energy Efficient VRF HVAC System

Recently, activity in downtown Detroit has greatly increased thanks to a focus on rehabilitating historic buildings. Several projects are credited with this revitalization – among them the $94.5 million renovation of the David Whitney Building, a class A skyscraper.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


Variable Refrigerant Flow: Maximizing Usable Square Footage and Occupant Comfort

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is an HVAC technology that minimizes operating costs. It makes the most of square footage and budget while offering energy-efficient technology that provides outstanding comfort.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


Energy-Efficient HVAC at The Sustainability Institute

The Sustainability Institute is an award-winning, nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering South Carolinians to conserve energy and reduce their environmental footprint. Comfort, zone control, and energy savings were a few of the requirements that were required when it came time to retrofit the HVAC system in their Charleston location.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


How to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor air quality in homes, buildings, and schools is a silent-yet-critical component in the overall health and well-being of the individuals who inhabit them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that poor indoor air quality is among the top global environmental health risks.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Zehnder America


Heated Mat Reduces Snow and Ice Accumulation at Building Entrance

There are many mats on the market to consider, each attempting to address one or two problems such as minimizing slipping or the reduction of snow and ice melting chemicals entering the premise. But none offer the quality, durability and safety, plus the energy efficiency of STEP Heat Mat by STEP Warmfloor.

Type: General

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Small Business Enjoys Comfort and Energy Efficiency of Radiant Heat in New Facility

As Bill Kelly of Kelly Brothers Painting began planning his new business facility in Truckee, California two years ago there was one clear objective: achieve the maximum energy efficiency possible. This case study explains how the owner decided that radiant heating was the best option, providing instant comfort and savings.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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