Low-VOC products make life better in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)
Because the Proud Green Home at Serenbe was built with a very tight building envelope, indoor air quality is crucial for the comfort of the home's occupants. That's why the great care was taken to choose low- and zero-VOC paints and products for inside the home.
With the spray foam insulation and air sealing techniques, the home is about 90 percent tighter than a standard code-built home. That means there's less air moving through windows and cracks and seams in the home. For energy efficiency that's a good thing.
Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens and builder Luis Imery designed mechanical ventilation to ensure a good airflow at all times. But to make the home even more comfortable, they looked for products that would not emit volatile organic compounds or VOCs into the home for maximum indoor air quality
As the Proud Green Home at Serenbe undergoes final interior touches, builder Luis Imery of The Imery Group explains some of the steps taken to ensure a high level of indoor air quality in the home.
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3D rendering courtesy of SmartBIM.
Companies: ProudGreenHome.com, Southface Energy Institute, BASF Corporation, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, Kleendeck, LLC, Serenbe Sustainable Community, LG Squared, Inc., The Imery Group, Benjamin Obdyke, SmartBIM