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Linear See Through Gas Fireplaces Solve for Energy Efficiency

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Mar 4, 2020 12:19:38 PM

This Edina couple, Margaret and Steve, used two linear see-through gas fireplaces and a design approach called, Human-Building Interaction (HBI) to build their new sustainable home. 

The origin of HBI stems from systems theory.  Systems theory as Peter Senge, (Author of The Fifth Discipline) describes it, is a “web of interdependence.” The interdependent elements of a system cannot operate independently and the system will not function without all of the elements.

So Why Does Systems Theory Matter?

The goal of HBI is to promote the intended action of the occupants while conserving energy.

Human Building Interaction tries to manage the negative, perhaps unintended, systemic outcomes of building systems on our environment.

Steve, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited architect, used two linear fireplaces as the focus of this, integrated, structure.

Click the image below to play the video.  Special thanks to our photographer on this project Jordan Powers.  www.jordanpowersphotography.com

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Tags: Testimonials, Linear Fireplaces, Sustainable Home Design, Leed Certified Home Design, See Through Linear Fireplace, energy efficiency

Freestanding Gas Stove Warms the Loppet Foundation Trail Head

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Oct 28, 2019 4:13:00 PM

The Loppet Foundation provides a new freestanding gas stove to the Trail Head warming house at Theodore Wirth Park.

Thanks to a generous donor, the community space in the Theodore Wirth warming house has a new freestanding gas stove to warm the toes of Nordic skiers in Minneapolis.  A big renovation to the golf course at the Theodore Wirth park marked a significant transformation to the City of Lakes' urban oasis for cross country skiers. 

The 14,000 square foot building and 6.5K of trails was developed by HGA Architects to provide the perfect training ground for Nordic skiers and mountain bikers of all levels.  The day I visited there were visitors from surrounding states and local students skiing and biking on snowy groomed trails in this lovely woodland setting.

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Tags: Freestanding gas stoves, best gas stove, gas stoves in community spaces

2020 Burn Wise Program For Wood Burning Stoves

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Sep 10, 2019 1:35:00 PM

New Wood Burning Stove EPA Standards for 2020

Starting in 2020, the new NSPS standards require wood stoves to operate with emission levels no higher than 2.0 when tested with crib wood (pieces of wood cut 2”x4”or 4”x4”) and 2.5 grams per hour when burning cord wood ( typical firewood). EPA Standards

 

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Tags: wood burning stoves, EPA wood burning standards

Modern Gas Fireplace Technology

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Jul 22, 2019 2:32:15 PM

Modern Gas Fireplace Technology For Enjoyment in All Seasons

Modern gas fireplace technology and design keep evolving and improving.  In this video from our archives, Joe talks about the split flow burner system developed by Travis Industries.  This technology allows you to reduce the BTU output of your fireplace by as much as 80% which means you can use your fireplace more often and enjoy the aesthetics of the glowing embers and dancing flames of your fireplace when heat is not desired. Travis has recently updated this technology to include a new ember bed interior with halogen under lighting to mimic the glow of a natural ember bed.

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All Seasons Fireplace Supports ALS Local Chapter

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Nov 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

 
    
 

At All Seasons Fireplace, our commitment to our customers goes beyond helping you find the perfect fireplace for your home or office. We're part of this community and we hope to have an impact on the families who struggle with ALS.

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Tags: community service projects

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