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New Propane Energy Pod Approach Addresses Residential Energy Efficiency
Jun 21, 2011
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The Propane Energy Pod from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is intended to serve as a new energy model for homes. PERC describes it as a research-based solution for home construction that treats five areas of energy use in a home: space heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and fireplaces, all as part of a whole-home energy package. The model is designed for significant reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions when compared to homes with standard appliances and mechanical systems.

The Propane Energy Pod includes mechanical systems with high-efficiency amenities, such as on-demand hot water, professional-grade cooktops, and switch-on fireplaces. Propane furnaces emit nearly 70% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric furnaces, PERC said, while a propane high-efficiency tankless water heater can cost up to 50% less to operate than standard electric storage models.

According to a recent study by Newport Partners, a home built using the Propane Energy Pod model can save homeowners about $285 in annual energy costs, and have an average Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 68. The HERS rating system measures a home’s energy efficiency; with the average new U.S. home having a HERS Index of 100.

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