Propane is clean, flexible energy perfect for architects designing to green standards.
As an architect, you may already be familiar with the unique properties of propane, including its ability to be safely buried and delivered to a home in substantial quantities via an ASME storage tank. This site will provide you with additional, key information about propane energy.
For starters, there are three basic things you need to know about propane:
- It's clean energy. Propane's low emissions make it an approved alternative fuel recognized by the Clean Air Act of 1990 and a qualifying alternative fuel eligible for various federal tax incentives under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Using propane produces less than half of the greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.
- It slashes energy costs. Propane appliances are far more efficient than their electric counterparts. An Energy Star-qualified propane tankless water heater with an efficiency factor (thermal efficiency) of 82 percent, for instance, can save a homeowner up to 60 percent on his or her energy bill compared with a standard electric model.
- It supports today's lifestyle. Propane provides homeowners with the modern amenities they want, including on-demand hot water and energy for outdoor living spaces. Use the links at right to learn more. We hope you'll take a moment to sign up to receive our Build with Propane Guide, which will function as your trusted companion, answering all the questions you might have during installation, appliance selection, and more.
Additionally, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) provides architects with free AIA-certified continuing-education coursework on the application and installation of propane products. To view our course offerings, please click here.