Propane heats homes, water and outdoor spaces, fuels clean, comforting fireplaces, cooks food, and dries clothes. Propane is also environmentally friendly, emitting fewer greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels and electricity. When planning and designing homes, architects should know that more than 12.6 million U.S. households rely on propane for their primary energy needs. Propane can be stored above ground or in underground propane tanks, an option many builders are choosing in order to fuel homes off the natural gas mains. This course will cover important considerations when planning for propane use in residential construction.
- Describe the benefits of using propane to fuel homes and different propane applications.
- Understand the benefits of underground propane tanks.
- Identify multiple primary energy options for the home, including propane.
- List propane storage options and propane tank installation considerations.