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When Norbert and Robin were envisioning a retirement home, they aspired to live in a high-performance home, powered by renewable energy. This would help protect them from unpredictable energy costs in the future.
When building a new home, design and material selection greatly impact the operating costs for decades. Is it financially savvy to construct a super efficient home over a code-built home because of the reduction in operating costs?
The core of heat recovery is the heat exchanger. There are various types of heat exchangers available including cross-flow, counter-flow (includes rotary/wheel) and cross-counter-flow.
With the cold temperatures of winter descending upon most areas of the United States, there is a desire to keep as much heat as possible in the home. Ventilation systems can sometimes make it difficult to retain the heat in the home.
As more homes strive to meet Passive House and other tough building standards, whole house mechanical ventilation plays a larger role in delivering a comfortable, durable home.
There are many green building guidelines, programs, standards and certifications available in the US and Canada. The best green building approaches cover many elements of the building such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, responsible site management and improved indoor air quality.
The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.
High and low levels of relative humidity within the home can have adverse effects for the occupants as well as the dwelling itself. Hygiene, health, retention of value, aesthetics and comfort are all areas which can be affected by a failure to maintain an optimal level of relative humidity.
A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.
Proper ventilation is a critical consideration for homes and buildings. Poor ventilation can cause a buildup in indoor air pollutants like dust, pollen, mold, and household chemicals. An efficient and reliable ventilation system works to remove polluted air while continuously introducing fresh, clean air.
Indoor air quality in homes, buildings, and schools is a silent-yet-critical component in the overall health and well-being of the individuals who inhabit them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that poor indoor air quality is among the top global environmental health risks.
As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.
Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.
For the family moving into the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, indoor air quality was a high priority.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath.
The homeowners wanted to reduce the risk of dust and mold in their new high performance home.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis incorporates a unique device that's designed to stop wasting energy and water.
Home should be a place where you can breathe easy, but today that might not be the case. In this special report, we outline causes of indoor air pollution and discuss solutions available to create a safe and comfortable indoor environment.