ERV tames ventilation challenges at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)
The Proud Green Home at Serenbe was built to be about 90 percent tighter than a standard code-built home, so ventilation is vital for comfort and performance.
Builder Luis Imery explains the function of the energy recovery ventilator (ERV) from Zehnder America in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe. The ERV recovers heat from the inside air before exchanging it for fresh outside air. That helps heat the home, reducing the load on the heating system and also removing moisture from the air.
Read more about the ERV.
See the pre-drywall blower door test results.
In the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, transfer air grilles help balance airflow among the rooms. This provides better comfort in the upstairs of the tightly built home. An ERV manages ventilation for the home, ensuring proper airflow for the best indoor air quality.
Read more at the Proud Green Home at Serenbe Research Center.
Companies: ProudGreenHome.com, Southface Energy Institute, Kohler, BASF Corporation, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, Kleendeck, LLC, Energy Star, Energy Star, Serenbe Sustainable Community, LG Squared, Inc., The Imery Group, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, SmartBIM, Huber Engineered Woods
Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky.www