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“As an Energy Star builder, it’s my obligation to provide my customers with an efficient, clean, low-carbon-dioxide-producing energy source.”

Tikker Jones
Owner, Wickiup Builders

 

 

A Greener Lifestyle Starts at Home

By offering customers the ability to choose propane-fueled appliances over electric or fuel oil, you're more likely to become their builder of choice.

Propane helps homeowners make a positive impact on the environment. Propane, one of the cleanest fossil fuels, is an approved fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005. And, because propane is nontoxic, it does not harm soil or water.

What does this mean in the most important place in the world—your home? It means you have choices when considering building or renovating, choices that can make your home more comfortable, help save money, and shrink your carbon footprint. Talk to your builder or contractor about propane appliances for your new home or remodeling project.
 

Home Heating

  • Propane furnaces emit nearly 37 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than fuel oil furnaces.1

Water Heating

  • Propane-fueled water heaters produce 52 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric models.1

  • Propane tankless water heaters produce 61 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric tankless models.1

  • Propane tankless water heaters can cost up to 60 percent less to operate than electric water heaters.2

  • Propane traditional tank water heaters cost up to one-third less to operate than electric water heaters.2 A family can save an average of 10 to 20 percent of its daily water use with a propane tankless water heater.2

1. Energetics Inc., Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Comparative Analysis (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, July 2009).

2. M. Scott, Gregg, Propane as Primary Energy Source for Water Heaters (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, 2006).
 

Propane helps builders meet NAHB Green Building Guidelines.

Using propane appliances in the homes you build gives customers the features and comforts today’s market demands. It also helps you comply with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Guidelines. By building with propane, you can earn more than half of the points needed to reach the NAHB gold level.

The Green Building Guidelines incorporate environmental considerations into every phase of the home building process, from lot design and preparation to construction and homeowner education. Using propane earns builders especially high points in the categories of indoor environmental quality and resource, energy, and water efficiency.

Consider these energy-efficient propane options for your next project:

- Water heaters
- Furnaces
- Radiant floor heating
- Fireplaces
- Backup Power Generators
- Steam clothes dryers
 

Learn more about why propane is exceptional energy for homebuilding, and find out about tax credits, rebates, and incentives, contact a DiSanto Propane Energy Consultant today.

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