Geoexchange is how geothermal energy, generated and stored below the Earth’s surface, provides efficient and cost-effective heating, cooling, and hot water to a home or structure. Because the temperature below the surface of the earth remains constant, exchanging heat is more efficient, making geoexchange more sustainable than conventional HVAC, at a fraction of the financial and environmental cost. Known as geothermal heat pumps or ground source heat pumps, these systems use the stable temperature of the ground to store heat energy so it can be pulled back out and distributed into a building using minimal electricity.
How To Create Safer Spaces and Healthier HomesMore Than Just a Trend
The construction industry is typically slow to evolve. Despite the existence of countless new innovations and technologies, and safer, better ways to do things, it is an industry where tried and true construction methods and long-accepted materials are seldom replaced by a new product or approach.
Boudreau Pipeline CorporationSetting the Standard while Digging the Future
Boudreau Pipeline Corporation is known for being different, but in all the right ways. For 23 years, the company has served Southern California with immaculate underground utilities work. But, more than what it does, it is how it does it that is most admirable. The ‘how’ is the ‘people’.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)Igniting Change
It’s going to take a lot more than a global pandemic to slow the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) down. In fact, the organization was not only prepared to face the challenges ushered in by COVID-19, it has found ways to leverage the circumstance in its favor to accelerate change and spur growth.
American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)Strengthening the Infrastructure that Keeps the Nation Going
It might not always be visible, but there is an expansive web of buried infrastructure in the United States that plays an important role in preserving the public safety and which is, unfortunately, drastically deteriorating and in dire need of investment.
What Does It Mean?Housing Affordability
Affordable housing generally refers to the average cost of housing that can be maintained financially by a middle income earner. However, depending on the housing market you find yourself in, your income bracket, your desire to rent or own, the size of the dwelling required, and the age and condition of the structure, the meaning of the term ‘affordable’ varies.
Mark Cerrone, Inc.Laying the Groundwork for Buffalo’s Renaissance
Mark Cerrone, Inc. is a diversified civil site contractor and construction company that serves Western New York with its range of site and construction services. Throughout the decades, the company has developed the capacity to take a project from demolition through to landscaping and everything in between.
Helix ElectricExcellence Embodied
There are many characteristics that are shared by good contractors, not the least of which are careful planning, on-time delivery, compliance with regulatory and budgetary restrictions, expertise and a commitment to quality and safety on all projects. Helix Electric embodies all these aspects and more.
Integrated Project Services (IPS)Where Innovation Thrives
Integrated Project Services (IPS) is an innovative global presence that life sciences clients turn to when they require a comprehensive suite of engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCVM) services.
Ei CompaniesSynergy and Sustainability
Ei Companies is a multi-award winning energy consulting firm that has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), as well as the non-profit and private sector, for its successful efforts to bring energy efficiency and sustainability to hundreds of thousands of homes and commercial projects. In doing so, the company is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by millions of pounds.
Dean Kurtz ConstructionA Family Affair
Dean Kurtz Construction is a family-owned and operated construction company in the Black Hills and surrounding areas of South Dakota, though challenging projects and repeat projects for clients have taken it across the upper Midwest, into North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Boudreau PipelineSetting the Bar and Leveling the Playing Field
Boudreau Pipeline of Southern California has a reputation for service, quality performance, and a commitment to philanthropy like few others. That’s how far it has come from the days when it was just an owner-operator with a backhoe and a vision.
Gainsborough Waste/Texas OuthouseHumble Roots, Strong Branches
Waste and refuse is a part of life and while it can be reduced, it will always exist. This is something the Carl family not only recognized but capitalized on. As the adage goes, one person’s trash is another man’s treasure, and with Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse, they have found a way to make that a reality.
Leeswood ConstructionBest-in-Class Construction
Leeswood Construction is a construction firm that supports clients on industrial and commercial projects across Canada from its two offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.
Turn-Key Processing SolutionsDelivering on Promises
A myriad of factors contribute to optimal plant operations and this is true across industries. From the design of the plant to the equipment and the workflow, operations require extensive planning, vision and management – and the place to go for those things and so much more is Turn-Key Processing Solutions (TPS).
Command AlkonDigitally Re-inventing the Supply Chain
Human beings are fallible, and in an era driven by Big Data and the speed with which it’s analyzed and yields information, automation can eliminate most of the limits on human decision making. With this in mind, Command Alkon has developed a platform to digitize, integrate and optimize the entire heavy material supply chain of large construction projects.
Toronto Construction Association (TCA)Industry Changemakers
The construction industry has historically been slow to evolve, drawn to tradition over technology. As the industry is in a state of rapid innovation and advancement, organizations like the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) are working tirelessly to build strong member businesses that won’t fall behind.
Sabre CommercialMaking its Mark on the Austin Landscape
Austin, Texas-based Sabre Commercial is an award-winning commercial construction firm that has reimagined what is possible in the markets it serves by developing a unique culture and approach to construction, where building relationships is an integral part of building exceptional and dynamic spaces.
Cannatech BuildersReady for the Next Phase of Cannabis with High-Tech Facility Expertise
As the cannabis business soars, one builder is ready to tackle the challenges of constructing cannabis grow facilities in a vastly regulated market.
Steeler, Inc.45 Years of Excellence
From very humble beginnings operating out of the trunk of a station wagon to 45 years of excellence, Steeler, Inc. is the result of the determination of one man who built up a team of people, a network of facilities, manufacturing capabilities and an expansive product offering to become a one-stop shop that could meet the diverse needs of its customers and the construction projects they undertake.
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