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Use Duct-Free HVAC Technology to Build a High-Performance Home

A new alternative for high-performance heating and cooling is the duct-free mini split system that offers a number of significant benefits over the traditional forced-air system. This white paper explores the ways in which duct-free HVAC technology contributes to a high performance home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: LG HVAC




Use Insulated Concrete Forms for a Storm Resistant, Energy-Efficient Home

News footage of homes devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes make the point all too clear: most traditionally built homes won’t survive a severe event. That’s why homes built with insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular choice in areas...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks




Innovative Home Ventilation Strategies Reduce Cooling Costs, Improve Health

Operable windows, doors, skylights, and vents can be integrated in a convective method to address the heat buildup in a home and improve indoor air quality. This white paper looks at these ventilation strategies and identifies products that can help you reduce cooling costs and improve the health in your home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Solar Innovations


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New Ductless Mini Splits Handle Single and Multi-Zone Duties

These ultra-quiet, inverter-driven heat pump systems operate with indoor sound levels as low as 20 dBA in “silent mode,” which is quieter than a whisper at a library.

Package HVAC Unit Designed for Supplemental Use

According to a recent Houzz survey, 40 percent of homeowners plan to renovate or build an addition in the next two years.

Benefits of a Continuously Ventilated Bathroom

Does your bathroom have mold growth around the shower, cabinets, and fixtures? Does your bathroom have stale air, excessive odors, or a musty smell? Common problems like these may be affecting your bathroom without you even realizing. Here are the facts about these issues and how to fix them before they start harming your indoor air quality.


How Cozy is Your City? Here's the Latest Top 10 List

Some cities are simply considered cozier places to hunker down than others.

Decorative Ventilation Fan Lights Offer Better Ventilation and Beautiful Design

Available in contemporary, transitional or traditional styles, the new decorative designs of the InVent Series will match any home aesthetic.

Sealing Air Leaks in Your Building Envelope

Air leaks can be prevented in new builds and with retrofitted solutions in existing buildings. Creating an effective building envelope is the best way to reduce energy bills. Air leaks start at the foundation where small imperfections create gaps where air can flow into the home.

Are There Any Gaseous Emissions From OSB?

Is OSB a safe building material? I think the real question behind this is about formaldehyde.

Is It Time for a Home Ventilation Revolution?

Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Mold, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and pollen are all common indoor air pollutants. Many of these are also common asthma and allergy triggers. Adequate ventilation and filtration of incoming air are essential in mitigating exposure.


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.

High Tech Home Innovations from CES 2017

Get a glimpse into the future of home tech with some of the newest gadgets announced at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas.

Building Scientists Raise Indoor Air Quality Concerns

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

Designer Q&A: Going Green in NYC Luxury Apartments

With residential building in New York City undergoing a bit of a boom, some developers are seeing the value of offering green and sustainably designed housing.

Controlling Condensation in the Home

For condensation to occur, all you need is moist air and a cold surface. In our homes where temperatures are controlled these conditions can occur in wall, floor and roofing systems depending on the season.

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.


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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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