Do fireplaces have a role in zero energy projects of our future? The answer is yes, and the optimal solution lies in electric fireplaces. Architects are increasingly focused on Net Zero (NZ), Net Positive (NP), and Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) as a way to reduce the carbon footprint of projects and meet regulatory mandates. Innovative electric fireplace technologies make them a clean heating alternative, providing the look and feel of a real fire without harmful pollutants.
Fully customizable, luxury fireplaces and fire features expand the versatility of where hearths can be located, whether in residential or commercial projects. They add a personalized, experiential element to a space, and are increasingly being used in commercial facilities to provide ambience, a focal point, and even marketing, as logos and company names can be incorporated into fireplace designs.
This course will help you understand the technologies and design options available with made-to-order gas fireplaces, as well as how to work with a manufacturer to see a custom fireplace project through from predesign to installation.
The growing interest in hearth culture has given rise to a wider array of room applications, even multiple hearths throughout a home. However, there was a time when gas fireplace requirements limited floorplan creativity. The good news is, many of those constraints—notably venting—have largely been mitigated by advances in hearth science.
These layout expansion strategies allow designers to think even more broadly about gas fireplace placement. As this paper shows, some may be unexpected. This report explores five notable floorplan hacks. Each has been vetted across thousands of residential and commercial applications and independent testing labs.
A look at the recent advances and design trends of gas fireplaces - which offer flexibility in design that makes them ideal for many floor plans and aesthetics.
Technological advances have made them safer and more energy-efficient than they already were. Get inspired and learn about the latest advances in gas fireplace technology.
You would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy gazing into a warm fire, but many people hesitate to incorporate fireplaces into their homes, fearing high upkeep or space constraints. However, there has been tremendous innovation in the hearth industry over the past few years in venting and heat-management technologies, as well as more modern aesthetics and smart, connected fireplaces. This course will discuss 10 hearth innovations that architects should be aware of when helping clients decide which fireplace type, style, and features best suit their needs.
It’s always a struggle when you have two big personalities in the room - but the synergy between two show-stopping items can be truly amazing. The flat-panel tv, with it’s sleek profile and install versatility allowed architects, designers, and builders to pair a TV and fireplace together in more harmonious ways. Today you find the two teamed together on countless living room walls.
What TV and fireplace configuration makes sense for your next project? Here’s an illustrated look at three popular design strategies with expert recommendations.
This course aims to look at the fireplace category as a tiered good, better, best structure while providing knowledge about the aesthetic and performance characteristics that qualify a model at each level. "Grades" or tiers of fireplace will be analyzed to determine what will work best for various homeowners and projects.
Fireplaces have long evoked feelings of comfort and coziness, but traditionally aren’t energy efficient or cost-effective to maintain. Modern gas fireplaces with direct vent and heat management technology provide homeowners with a wide range of home heating solutions. These technologies – both mechanical and passive - improve whole-home comfort, reduce energy consumption, and improve the safety of operating a fireplace. Consumer demand for fireplaces is high, and builders and architects with the most updated knowledge on modern fireplace and home heating solutions can help customers improve the value of their home.
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