More stories about HVAC

  • thanks, but no tanks

    The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) is a HUD-funded program whose goal, in part, is improving the energy efficiency of houses. So when PATH decided to build its first concept home to showcase its mission, it picked the best building technologies available, including insulated...

  • lamont lofts, washington, d.c.

    This former laundry plant is rare in the nation's capital, as were adaptive reuse projects in its Petworth neighborhood. Bonstra | Haresign's subtle redesign perked up a cheerless façade and set a precedent that other developers have since followed.

  • going green, affordably

    Say green design, and what comes to mind are geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water heaters, and roofs that plug into the sun. The most recognizable green features are also the priciest, and sustainable design is still viewed as an upgrade that only the well-off can afford. While there's some...

  • warm ways

    are alternative heating technologies really better than conventional systems?

  • sources

    Product information from RADA 2007's winning projects.

  • Tanks Again

    Richardson Architects: Rinnai's on-demand tankless water heaters deliver a continuous supply of hot water for as long as needed and the full line of heaters range between outputs of 15,000 to 237,000 BTU.

  • Hot Spot

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: Takagi tankless water heaters conserve energy and are offered in a variety of capacities.

  • Run, Spot, Run

    Donald Powers Architects: Seiho's Aluminum SpotDiffuser is ideal for moving conditioned air from an inaccessible place to a work environment, according to the manufacturer. The unit is crafted from heavy-gauge anodized aluminum in sizes ranging from 3 inc

  • Giving Tanks

    Fung + Blatt Architects: Noritz's on-demand tankless gas heaters efficiently heat water only when it's needed.

  • basic training

    This Miller/Hull Partnership project focuses on the sustainable basics of responsible orientation, passive heating and cooling, and sensitive site preparation.