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Applications open for 2024 Propane Construction Research Program

February 21, 2024 By    

Residential builders can apply for a 2024 Propane Construction Research Program.

The program amplifies efforts to install propane appliances in new homes and remodels to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S., according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), which supports the program.

Throughout 2024, the program will aid builders and remodelers who upgrade to propane appliances in new builds or home remodels. It is designed to collect data from participating builders to inform research about propane use in the residential building industry. As part of the program, participants will be required to complete a survey that will capture emissions data regarding each build or remodel project using propane. PERC will offer compensation of up to $1,000 to builders or remodelers who participate in the program. Participants can also earn a $500 bonus for installing propane appliances specified for their region.

“We are hopeful builders from across the country will want to participate in this program,” says Bryan Cordill, director of business development for residential and commercial construction at PERC. “It’s straightforward – install propane appliances, submit the emissions data and receive compensation. Builders can then put the emissions data to work when marketing their services, which could offer them a competitive advantage. That’s because homebuyers want to work with businesses that implement sustainable building practices. Propane is a clean energy choice.”

Eligible builders must be a licensed U.S. builder or remodeler and at least 18 years of age. Qualifying and selected construction professionals will provide emissions data and receive compensation in return. A home must include at least one of the following propane appliances: a boiler or furnace; hydronic air handler; combi boiler; tankless or storage tank water heater; or a hybrid heat pump with propane gas emergency heat. The home build or remodel project must be completed between January and December 2024.

PERC says funding is limited, and certain restrictions apply.

About the Author:

Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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