HVAC

The University of Colorado Boulder's Solar Decathlon SPARC House meets energy goals using an all-electric heating and air-conditioning system.

The warmer climate of the South has long made heat pumps a more practical option in new homes compared to forced-air furnaces. In regions with harsher winters, the majority of new home builders tend to stick with furnaces, although heat pumps have been making some incremental gains in the West and Northeast in recent years. 

For builders who are constructing net zero or zero-ready homes, electric heat pumps are frequently a better way to achieve energy efficiency and healthy air goals than a gas-fired, forced-air furnace. 

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Developer builds Symbi Duplex One, a take on building affordable net-zero.

Three HVAC design experts discuss considerations when specifying and designing ducted and ductless mini-split and heat pump systems.

Net-zero homeowners achieve $1.42 utility bill for two months of power.

New UTOPIA research explores what healthy home and clean home features end up as standard, upgrades, and overlooked among homebuilders today.