By replacing their old HVAC system Century Bank & Trust have greatly reduced their energy bill.
Water heaters are often the second largest energy user in the home, costing residents hundreds of dollars each year. Beginning in April 2015, the updated â€śNAECAâ€ť standards from the U.S. Department of Energy increased water heater efficiency requirements, driving major product changes in the U.S. market. â€śNAECAâ€ť stands for the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act and includes the federal regulations for water heater minimum efficiency levels.
Against this backdrop of new standards, products, and decision-making factors, this course will review a detailed analysis of water heating systems. This analysis compares water heating technologies based on their energy, economic, and environmental performance, with a focus on the performance of propane-based systems relative to electric and heating oil alternatives. The course also reviews the new federal standards for water heaters, and describes the market implications for both new construction and replacements.
Appliance technologies and the kitchenâ€™s place in the home have changed drastically over the past twenty years. Modern kitchens have grown in size and are now the heart of the home for entertaining, dining and working. Many times there are several people cooking at the same time. Given these scenarios, it is important to consider the entire range of users, from young children to the elderly.
In this course we will discuss how kitchen planning can serve the needs of three generations, from Generation Y (aka Millennials) to the Baby Boomers. We will focus on how these groups differ in their vision of how a kitchen should function, style preferences, appliance requests, acceptance or integration of technology into the space, and universal design.
With support from the remodeling and building industryâ€™s foremost product suppliers, Home for Life incorporates the latest in innovative products that serve to enhance accessibility, boost efficiency, and ensure durability.