The best way to find indoor air pollution is to keep contaminants from entering the home in the first place. That's called source control. But next best thing you can do is to have appropriate ventilation to exhaust the polluted...
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.
Like any thing else you buy for your kitchen, the more you pay the better performance and features you'll find. Your range hood is no different. We'll look at some of the latest innovations and gadgets in the market today.
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The 2013 version of ASHRAE 62.2 includes performance-based measurements, rather than relying on the tested performance of a fan. Under older versions you could rely on manufacturer's specifications and industry standards for duct runs.
American builders have long insulated homes by stuffing the walls with fiberglass or foam. In recent years, building science experts have debated the merits of turning the home inside out by placing a barrier of insulation on the exterior instead....
When you're looking for a range hood there are some basic things to keep in mind. Check with the range manufacturer to see if they have recommendations or specifications. Generally, a gas range will require a larger capacity hood than an electric range will.
Conditioned air is critical in locations like art galleries, museums and other specialized buildings where the lack of elevated levels of humidity can wreak havoc on commodities inside. The concept of protecting valuables through building design is one building science...
The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.
A home without a well-designed ventilation system is at the mercy of the weather. In such a building the air exchange or "breathing rate" through unplanned openings like cracks and windows is governed by the weather and the building's height.