What is the most efficient heating source for radiant floor heating?

What is the most efficient heating source for Radiant floor heating?


What is the most efficient heating source for radiant floor heating?
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Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.
How can I find some discussion groups about building an energy efficient home ?

My wife and I are early in the design phase of planning to build an energy efficient custom home in western Oregon. We have the land, water, power & septic are in, and the site is approved to be built on. We have a designer, and know roughly the layout. It will be around 2400 sq ft. on one level. Construction cost : under $280,000 ( not inc. land ). If we had the money, we’d have ALL the bells and whistles , but we don’t. We’d like it to meet “ENERGY STAR ” efficiency standards . We get Natural Gas. We have lots of wood that blows down every year. We will have either a wood furnace or wood stove. Considering ground source heat pump, PV solar panels, foam or rice hull insulation. No straw bales/ concrete slabs/ radiant floor heat. What’s the best way to get the most bang for the buck ? Thanks

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HGTV has one, centered around their Green Home”

http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/8111086423

The only other suggestion I have is to google energy efficient home forum and see what you get.

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