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Supplemental Research

To supplement the training you’ll receive from online courses, view and download the following case studies and fact sheets. All research was conducted by Newport Partners of Davidsonville, Md., an independent company that performs technical, regulatory, and market research and analysis related to the built environment.

All About Underground Propane Tanks

Unlike some other residential energy sources, propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn't spill, pool, or leave a residue. This means that, in the unlikely event of a release, propane is not harmful to soil or water — characteristics that make storing propane in underground tanks especially appealing for those seeking an environmentally friendly, reliable energy supply that supports many of the most efficient appliances and heating systems on the market.

Propane Storage Systems

Comparative Analysis of Heating Systems

Space heating and cooling systems use about 56 percent of the energy in most American homes. Reducing the expense of running those systems plays a large part in the decision to buy a new home or to upgrade an existing unit. But choosing the right system requires consideration of many complex factors, including the cost of equipment and installation, energy cost, system performance, service life, and impact on the environment.

Comparative Study and Analysis of Residential Heating Systems

Efficient Residential Water Heating Systems

As more homeowners become aware of this fact, the marketplace is responding to their desire to cut energy costs by offering an array of innovative water-heating technologies, such as condensing and noncondensing tankless units, condensing storage tank systems, and cogeneration units that combine space heating and water heating — and that’s just the ones that run on propane or natural gas. Factor in systems that run on other energy types and the range of choices can become overwhelming. So, which is the right system for your project?

Comparing Residential Water Heaters for Energy Use, Economics, and Emissions

Heating Oil Conversions: Evaluating the Alternatives

This fact sheet is designed to help you meet the rising demand for heating-oil conversions. Discover why the demand for heating-oil conversions is expected to rise substantially over the next five years. Learn why propane heating equipment costs less to purchase and operate than heating-oil equipment — and how propane systems can reduce a home's carbon footprint and eliminate the risk of heating-oil spills.

Heating Oil Conversion

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The results of an independent third-party study show that propane is among the most attractive options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions when chosen in place of electricity from legacy power plants. Propane's short lifetime in the atmosphere and low carbon content distinguish it from other fuel sources as an important energy option in a carbon-constrained world.

Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using Propane with Renewable Energy Heating and Power Systems

Learn more about propane-enhanced solar thermal, bio-mass heating, heat pump, and micro combined heat and power systems (micro-CHP units). In each case, propane-fueled equipment plays a vital role in delivering the comfort, convenience, and value consumers expect.

Propane-Enhanced Renewable Energy Systems

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Compare space or water heating
systems using the Heating Energy
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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See how other design and construction professionals are using propane to build more efficient, comfortable, and resilient homes.

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