An Introduction to Residential Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

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2017-05-18T23:30:28+00:00

"Clear and Concise guide - A great starter reference for anyone interested in pursuing this option. Clearly written and straight forward with the types of systems now available to consumers." - Apple Customer Review Did you know that ground source heat pumps are an environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your family home? Did you know these “geothermal” systems are among the most energy and cost-efficient heating and cooling systems available today? Learn more in this informative ebook created as an introduction to the technology for homes or businesses. It contains many helpful images and videos that describe how geothermal systems operate and can help you decide whether this exciting new technology is a viable option for you. An Introduction to Residential Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps: A Cost Saving Green Technology for Heating and Cooling is available for free on the iPad by clicking here. Those without an iPad can click here to download a PDF version. Chapters Introduction Chapter 1 - Financial considerations and environmental benefits Chapter 2 - What exactly is “geothermal”? Chapter 3 - How can geothermal energy heat and cool an individual building? Chapter 4 - Where do all those pipes go? Chapter 5 - Geothermal versus conventional? Chapter 6 - Geothermal versus solar? Chapter 7 - Will geothermal work for my particular building? Chapter 8 - How do I choose a contractor? Chapter 9 - How about a case study? Chapter 10 – Share your thoughts Chapter 11 - Where can I learn more? Chapter 12 - Acknowledgements Thanks to Larry Kaufman for sharing his "Choosing a quality contractor checklist" available for download here.

American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals

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2017-06-14T12:45:03+00:00

Is there really a “Red America” and a “Blue America”? American Feud invites the audiences to reconsider the history of two words and imagine a new future beyond Liberalism and Conservatism. Originally released in 2008, the new updated version features commentary by Norman Ornstein, Co-Author of It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism. Individuals can rent it on Amazon. Libraries and schools, please click here to purchase a licensed DVD version.  DVD EXTRAS: Remedies for Dysfunction, Tribalism Exhibit B, Thomas Frank on Kansas We are pleased to offer a free Educator's Guide upon request. Screenings of American Feud have always been lively and engaging events. We would be delighted to work with your organization to arrange one. Schedule a presentation or skype chat with the filmmakers. . . . American Feud offers an insightful and refreshingly unbiased review of how we got to where we are in the political divide. Using a chronological theme ranging from the formation of our country up to the results of the 2006 general election, the film traces the development and evolution of the divergent political philosophies of conservatism and liberalism. The producers have utilized a variety of clear interviews with historians and other observers of our unique system (Noam Chomsky, G. Gordon Liddy, Donna Brazile, and many others), crisp graphics, a remarkable collection of archival photos and live-action footage, and a smooth narration to present this impressive program. Viewers effortlessly follow the sequence of both international and domestic events which affected the electorate. Commentary includes the philosophies from [...]

Behavioral Health Videos: A Selective Overview for Educators and Practitioners

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2017-05-31T10:16:46+00:00

Simone conceived and project managed this overview to provide a resource for trainers and educators to use video to improve the quality of their training. It covers a range of topics of importance to the behavioral health workforce. She coordinated the work of volunteer behavioral health subject matter experts for the short films, wrote most of the reviews for the longer films and put it on the Institute's Wordpress website. She also worked with graphic designers and quality testers to package the content into an iPad book that is now available for free from the iBook store by clicking here.