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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help


Fantech Filtration

The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.


Battery-free Touchscreen

Crestron Electric's new smart touchscreen thermostat, ditches the batteries of typical smart thermostats in favor of a simple, two-wire install.

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Resilient Design: Ready for Natural Disasters

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath


Nest Thermostat

The Nest “learning” thermostat adjusts its temperature controls to your personalized schedule.


Design tip: save $100 per house by following this simple advice

A simple item that builders are wasting money on is the HVAC line set, says architect Todd Hallett.

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