Smart Ecovent solves HVAC problems in your home

Smart Ecovent solves HVAC problems in your home

Tired of hot and cold spots in your home, and wasting energy in rooms you're not using?

Retractable screen door helps bring fresh air indoors

Retractable screen door helps bring fresh air indoors

Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, so an easy way to bring fresh air indoors is welcome addition to a home.

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

Flexible flashing tape stops moisture and air loss

For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home the new flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

New bathroom fan technology includes wireless speakers and sensors that detect humidity on rise

New bathroom fan technology includes wireless speakers and sensors that detect humidity on rise

A recent study found that 75 percent of Americans use their smartphones and mobile devices in the bathroom, primarily for streaming music or listening to the news.

Carrier boosts ductless HVAC system efficiency

Carrier boosts ductless HVAC system efficiency

A new line of ductless HVAC systems offers flexibility and high efficiency options for renovations and new construction.

IBS Interview: Ty Pennington talks spray foam insulation

IBS Interview: Ty Pennington talks spray foam insulation

After using spray foam insulation on a number of home renovation projects, TV's Ty Pennington talked about the benefits of a well insulated home.

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Floor protection ensures indoor air quality for the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Because indoor air quality is one of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, the builder used a polyethylene wrap to protect the subfloor during construction.

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

Proud Green Home of St Louis open house scheduled

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

Low-VOC paints make a difference in the air you breathe at home

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor VOC levels are 10 times greater than outdoor levels, and immediately after paint is applied VOC levels may be as much as 1,000 times higher.

Should I be concerned about asbestos in a house built before 1970?

Should I be concerned about asbestos in a house built before 1970?

The year a home was built does correlate to incidental rates of asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many different materials from roofing, flooring, insulation, ceilings, walls, pipes and heating equipment.

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.

How do I reduce airborne allergens in my home?

How do I reduce airborne allergens in my home?

The air inside of your home may be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside, posing serious health risks. Danny Lipford, Home Improvement Expert, explains the importance of proper ventilation. A balanced ventilation system equalizes air pressure and removes stale air from your home.

 New geothermal technology boosts HVAC energy savings

New geothermal technology boosts HVAC energy savings

At Greenbuild 2014, Brian Urlaub, commercial sales manager for Enertech Global, introduced the company's new high performance geothermal heat pump.

 Customizable fan options help meet building code requirements

Customizable fan options help meet building code requirements

Panasonic Eco Products Division introduced the WhisperGreen Select fans that offer modular options that help meet building code requirements for indoor air quality and moisture management.

Ductless high efficiency heat pump delivers low-cost comfort

Ductless high efficiency heat pump delivers low-cost comfort

Ductless cooling and heating technology provides individual temperature control, installation flexibility, energy efficiency and quiet operation that traditional central systems or window units cannot match.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Homeowners looking forward to move in day for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As the Proud Green Home of St. Louis rises on the wooded lot, the homeowners are looking forward to the day their family can move in.

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) ensure equal amounts of stale and fresh air will be exchanged and optimal indoor air quality is achieved in the home. At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building...

Ventilation fans deliver indoor air quality and better comfort

Ventilation fans deliver indoor air quality and better comfort

Ventilation design is vital to ensure the proper amount of air changes in a home and ensure control of moisture and pollutants to improve indoor air quality.

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