When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof. Sadly, the family soon started suffering from indoor air quality issues that took years to solve, until they discovered and installed a energy recovery ventilator (ERV).
California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes
Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.
Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.
Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten
Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in promoting learning?
Many wood-burning appliances do not use wood efficiently and aren’t well suited for a high-performance house. When Chip Wick was envisioning his new home in Northport, Maine, he was inspired by using solar energy and locally-grown wood for power and heat.
Community of townhomes expected to open later this year
The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.
As the demand for high indoor air quality increases, builders and architects are interested in installing state-of-the-art ventilation systems in high-performance projects. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish a contractor or design firm as a leader in innovative ventilation solutions.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.
With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.
Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.
In most urban areas, developers, builders, architects, and investors are scrambling to keep up with the demand for multi-family dwellings. Energy-efficient multi-family buildings are growing in popularity as a way to boost comfort, reduce operating costs, and satisfy stringent building codes.
Say you’re building, or living in, a high-performance house with a well-sealed, well-insulated envelope. Sometime, somewhere, someone is going to ask the question, "Doesn't a house need to breathe?"
A new bayonet clip system for heat and energy recovery ventilators streamlines the installation process in single and multi-family homes.
As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...
Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building
In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.
Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."