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Belfast Ecovillage Homes Achieve High Indoor Air Quality And Energy

Belfast Ecovillage Homes Achieve High Indoor Air Quality And Energy

Belfast Ecovillage homes are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.

Building Scientists Raise Indoor Air Quality Concerns

Building Scientists Raise Indoor Air Quality Concerns

To truly build smarter homes, high indoor air quality is essential.

New Online Course Teaches How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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.

Steeple Chase Builders Retrofit: Homeowners Impact

Steeple Chase Builders Retrofit: Homeowners Impact

Steeplechase Builders recently retrofitted an expanded Cape home in southern New Hampshire with a Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) system.

Alta Lake Passive House Wins Wood Design Award

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.

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

Retrofitting a New Hampshire Cape Home With Energy Recovery Ventilation

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.

Lubberland's Edge: Net-Zero Home Focuses on Indoor Air Quality

Lubberland's Edge: Net-Zero Home Focuses on Indoor Air Quality

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 Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.

The Benefits of a Zehnder Fresh Air Machine in Your Home

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.

3 Cool Products I Saw at the Passive House Conference

3 Cool Products I Saw at the Passive House Conference

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.

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

Balanced ventilation system brings fresh air to new and existing homes

High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

ERV ensures indoor air quality in high performance home

High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.

Zehnder Announces the New ComfoAir 70 Energy Recovery Ventilation Unit

Zehnder Announces the New ComfoAir 70 Energy Recovery Ventilation Unit

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.

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

A high performance thermal envelope starts at the foundation

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 &...

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Proud Green Home of Louisville lays foundation for high performance living

Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.

ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges

ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges

Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

Proud Green Home of Louisville ground breaking starts deep green project

The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

Proud Green Home of Louisville uses an ERV for comfort and healthy living

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.

120 year old brownstone becomes New York's 1st Passive House project

120 year old brownstone becomes New York's 1st Passive House project

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.

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

ERVs solve air tightness challenges in high performance homes

Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.

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