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  • Will Radiant Heat Melt a Wax Ring?

    Q: My company has been contracted to build a new bathroom. Plans include a tile floor installed over a radiant-heated slab. Will the heat generated by the hydronic tubing embedded in the slab cause problems with the wax seal between the toilet and the dra

  • Aging Public Housing Repaired

    PITTSBURGH—An unusual loan guarantee, backed only by the promise of energy efficiency, helped the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) pay for some pricey new windows for several of its oldest public housing projects.

  • New Hope for Old Buildings

    Leonard Frenkil Jr. is a big believer in heat submetering.

  • Heating a Home With a Tankless Water Heater

    Even in a cold climate, these efficient units can provide both domestic hot water and whole-house heating.

  • Passive Solar Flooring

    Q. Passive Solar Flooring Instead of tile, my clients want to install a wood-finish floor over the insulated concrete slab of a planned passive solar addition. They've also asked us to install tubing in the slab to give them the option of radiantly heating the space. But won't wood flooring have a...

  • Green Building Comes of Age

    From the busy streets of New York City to the quiet towns of Montana, more and more multifamily developers are beginning to embrace green building principles.

  • Solar Hot Water 101

    Solar water heating has a proven record of cutting energy costs. Here's what you need to know to help customers choose the right system.

  • Products

    Asphalt shingles; heating and cooling equipment; home automation

  • Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Gets Better

    Direct-exchange heat-pump technology is pushing energy efficiency through the roof, and because it requires far fewer feet of ground loop, systems can be retrofitted even on small lots.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Resources for cabinetmakers, radiant heating products; kitchen faucets