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These videos show how working construction professionals have used propane applications to meet demanding design and systems performance requirements, such as improving a home's HERS Index score, creating marketable living spaces, and finding incredibly fast rates of return on investment through energy savings. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where you can find even more training videos on a variety of residential and commercial topics.

Design and Installation

Design and Installation of Outdoor Propane Applications

This video provides an overview of the design and installation considerations for outdoor propane applications in a residential setting. Topics covered include best practices for water and space heating, fuel plumbing, and tank placement, as well as safety considerations for outdoor cooktops and fire features. The video also emphasizes the rising popularity of outdoor spaces among homeowners who desire a flexible, attractive living environment that can be created at lower cost than a finished interior room.

Innovative Propane Technologies

Innovative Propane Technologies: Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems use an internal combustion engine to generate heat as well as electricity. Usually found in commercial settings, CHP systems are not new. Recently, however, manufacturers have started offering smaller-scale versions suitable for residential or light commercial use. This video examines two CHP models currently on the market: the Ecopower by Marathon Engine Systems and the CP10WN-SPB by Yanmar America Corp.

Propane Energy Pod

The Propane Energy Pod Model for New Homes

The Propane Energy Pod is a model for new construction that treats a home's five key areas of energy use—space heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, and clothes drying—as parts of a whole-home energy package. This video profiles a Pennsylvania builder that is using Pod principles to increase the energy efficiency of his products.

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Compare space or water heating
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Cost and Carbon Calculator.

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Energy Pod Tool

A five-in-one solution
for whole-home energy
efficiency and carbon


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Supplement your online training
by studying our independently
researched fact sheets

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See how other design and construction professionals are using propane to build more efficient, comfortable, and resilient homes.

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