Posted by Sarah Lozanova Did you know that many of the indoor air quality issues in a home originate in the crawl space or basement? Unfortunately, basement air is frequently the most compromised air in the house, and contaminants commonly...
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Studies have linked worker productivity, mood, and cognitive function to indoor air quality, but ventilation solutions exist for healthier indoor air.
Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.
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.
According to a recent Houzz survey, 40 percent of homeowners plan to renovate or build an addition in the next two years.
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.
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Available in contemporary, transitional or traditional styles, the new decorative designs of the InVent Series will match any home aesthetic.
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.
Is OSB a safe building material? I think the real question behind this is about formaldehyde.
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.
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 are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.
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