How do I reduce airborne allergens in my home?

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The air inside of your home may be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside, posing serious health risks. Danny Lipford, Home Improvement Expert, explains the importance of proper ventilation. A balanced ventilation system equalizes air pressure and removes stale air from your home.

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IAQ at gyms can turn treadmill to dreadmill

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature is too cold outside, the last thing I want to do is exercise in it. The air burns the lungs.

New geothermal technology boosts HVAC energy savings

At Greenbuild 2014, Brian Urlaub, commercial sales manager for Enertech Global, introduced the company's new high performance geothermal heat pump.

Customizable fan options help meet building code requirements

Panasonic Eco Products Division introduced the WhisperGreen Select fans that offer modular options that help meet building code requirements for indoor air quality and moisture management.

Ductless high efficiency heat pump delivers low-cost comfort

Ductless cooling and heating technology provides individual temperature control, installation flexibility, energy efficiency and quiet operation that traditional central systems or window units cannot match.

Range hood choices

There are many variations of range hoods that you can choose from. In some cases, the layout of the home and kitchen will dictate what type of hood you will have. But in any case, there also stylistic choices that will make your range hood a beautiful part of your kitchen.

Vacuuming: You're doing it wrong

Many people who grew up in the 1960s or even later will remember vacuums with big, puffy bags that spewed hundreds of thousands of dust particles back into the air.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

How to boost your LEED score using decorative concrete

Learn about five ways you can use decorative concrete to improve both the beauty and sustainability of your next building project

HEPA vs. MERV

If you're looking for an air filter for your home, it can get confusing quickly. You'll come across both MERV and HEPA rated filters. It's hard to know which one you might need.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

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Monitor takes the guesswork out of changing home air filters

Preventing an air filter in furnace from becoming clogged keeps a heating and cooling system performing efficiently and can help homeowners gain up to $200 in annual energy savings.

Make your home pop with the 2015 paint color of the year

The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand named Blue Paisley, a lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal shade of blue as its 2015 Color of the Year.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Turn your walls into art with zero VOC chalkboard paint

Kids love to draw on the walls, so it makes sense to give them a place to do that that won't cause damage.

Stop construction dust for better indoor air quality during remodeling

One of the top complaints contractors hear during a remodeling project is about the dust that comes with it. Drywall dust, saw dust, fumes and other byproducts of home construction can make the home uncomfortable for those living there, both during and after the project.

Zehnder America introduces US-made HRV/ERV components

Zehnder America starts local sourcing initiative using American manufacturing for its new ComfoFlex ducting and register boxes.

How to choose low-VOC paints with great colors for your home

Shoppers should also be wary of relying on past experience to pick a paint, as brands frequently reformulate from year to year, changing the performance of the paint.

Tackle furnace maintenance with smart app

A new app helps take the guesswork of furnace maintenance, improving indoor air quality and saving utility costs.

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.

What to do if your insulation gets wet

Homeowners and building professionals struggle with moisture, leaks, and water damage to homes, particularly to insulation.

Panasonic Home & Environment Co. earns Energy Star award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Panasonic Home & Environment Co. an Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of...

Demand for protected lumber soaring as builders seek safer products

Builders looking for products that protect against mold, termites and decay and reduce call backs are starting with the lumber. Eco Building Products, Inc. is treating dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources that will be used in...

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

5 easy steps to better air quality in your home

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Ironically, that's where allergens, mold and other irritants are most at home.

Building science behind the Proud Green Home of St. Louis

The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.

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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.