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Belfast Ecovillage homes are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.
To truly build smarter homes, high indoor air quality is essential.
To educate anyone involved in the building design or construction industry about the importance of indoor air quality and ways to improve it using balanced ventilation systems, Zehnder America is offering an online continuing education course through AEC Daily.
Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded Cape home in southern New Hampshire with a Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system.
The impressive Alta Lake Passive House in Whistler, British Columbia won the Environmental Performance Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to boosting overall environmental performance of a building.
Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded cape home in southern New Hampshire for a couple with a Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system. The house had been air sealed to reduce leakage and save energy within the last couple years, but lack of adequate ventilation caused indoor air quality and mold growth.
When Norbert and Robin were designing their retirement dream home in southeastern New Hampshire, they were inspired by the concept of dynamic energy efficiency. Four energy-efficient systems were used to ensure comfort throughout the year while promoting indoor air quality.
Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.
Think for a moment about how the experience of breathing fresh air cleans your mind, calms your mood, and revitalizes your body. Now imagine that feeling every minute in your home, the temperature is comfortable, and that freshness is always there.
Last month I attended the conference of the North American Passive House Network in New York City. Here are the three products that most caught my eye at the NAPHN passive house conference.
High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
Homes are being more tightly built than ever to prevent air leakage and promote energy efficiency. High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.
Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
Because it will be a very energy-efficient home, there will be little natural airflow, like in many older homes that leak air around doors and windows and other openings.
Many historic neighborhoods across the United States are being renovated and revived. When done effectively, both charm and history can be captured, while making the homes more energy efficient.
Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.