Home on the range

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The range in a home can be the source of a lot of moisture and odors in the home. A microwave over the range typically has a fan built in to the enclosure that draws air in.

FEATURES


Mini splits growing to offer whole-home comfort solutions

Mini split heat pumps now offer multi-room capabilities for most North American climate zones.

Manage bathroom humidity with sensor switches

A home that’s not ventilated properly will have poor indoor air quality and excess moisture that can impact the durability of the home and the health of its inhabitants.

Mini splits deliver style and whole-home comfort

As the technology grows from single-unit solutions to units that can support multiple rooms, mini splits are becoming more of a whole-home option.

Mini splits revolutionizing HVAC industry in the US

With the rise of mini split heat pumps in the U.S. market, manufacturers are in a race to offer the most efficient models.

What do you know about home IAQ?

You're probably among the people who are aware that indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue in many homes. But according to a national survey, many lack a practical understanding of the more overt indicators of unhealthy air.

6 natural remedies to mold and mildew

Mold and mildew are among the most unpleasant problems that you might have to deal with at home.

Mini split heat pumps offer design flexibility and energy saving performance

Thanks to their efficiency and design flexibility, ductless mini splits are gaining ground in North American residential use.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

ERVs deliver comfort and energy savings in high performance homes

As homes are becoming more tightly built, proper ventilation is increasingly critical for optimal indoor air quality.

Do you know which home remodeling projects pay off?

Curb appeal is the most important factor in a home remodeling project, but homeowners may need help in choosing the best projects, according to a recent survey.

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NEWS


Materials Health Certificates help eliminate chemicals of concern from building life cycle

The Material Health Certificate Registry is a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products.

High performance homebuilder developing homes for pro athletes

Could a green home help a pro athlete dunk more or catch more touchdown passes? One Chicago builder – a former pro athlete himself – will build high performance homes with a money back guarantee.

Everything you need to know about indoor air pollution

While air pollution gets a lot of attention, the air inside homes may be more dangerous.

Heating and air-conditioning tips from the pros

The decision to purchase a heat pump, gas furnace or central air conditioner is a significant one—a decision that requires careful thought and research.

Geothermal heat pump features unique vapor injection technology

A new hydronic geothermal heat pump features vapor injection technology that delivers more heat more efficiently.

Take these steps to build a net-zero home

Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.

Are you sure your family is breathing clean air in your home?

While indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, parents are not always aware of the steps they can take to make the air inside their homes cleaner for the families.

New device lets you see what's hiding in your home's air

Indoor air pollutants have been invisible, until now.

Take control of your home cooling costs

An average home with air conditioning releases nearly two tons of carbon dioxide into the air annually.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.

EPA recommends radon testing in January

Buying or building a new home? EPA recommends including radon testing as part of any real estate transactions and consider having your newly constructed home built with radon resistant features.

Why you should have a mold inspection before buying a home

Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or sell your current one, getting a mold inspection done and finding a green solution, is vitally important. The presence of active mold can negatively affect the resale value of any property.

Express yourself with the color of the year

Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization, Coral Reef is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015.

Do you know how healthy your home is?

While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.