Without properly addressing mold and mildew they can grow fast, acting as an allergen that can cause health problems in existing and newly constructed homes.This white paper identifies areas of the home that are prone to mold and mildew buildup and what homeowners can do to prevent it.
In September 2013 the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced the top 10 finalists for the nonprofit organizations inaugural innovation challenge. In partnership with Make It Right, the Cradle to Cradle challenge saw more than 100 entries for eco-sustainable...
News footage of homes devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes make the point all too clear: most traditionally built homes wont survive a severe event. Thats why homes built with insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular choice in areas...
Nanotechnology research has been rapidly intensifying in several fields such as biomedical, optical and electronics. Now it is being used to create an efficient heating source inside of homes and buildings. The white paper explains what nanotechnology is and how it is transforming the way we heat our living spaces.
An eight year old Milton, Ontario house had everything a young couple was looking for in a new home – and one thing they were surprised to find. No matter how high they turned up the furnace, they were unable to adequately heat the upstairs. It didn’t take long for the HVAC pros to diagnose the problem – leaky ducts.
A Connecticut homeowner had heard that effectively sealing the ductwork of his home could reduce his home energy bill but he had no idea that it would turn out to be the best financial investment he made in years.
It began when a couple of city managers applied utility rebates towards the cost of having the ductwork of their homes sealed. When they noticed a substantial energy savings and improvement in heating and cooling efficiency, they commissioned a couple of trial duct sealing projects for two city-owned commercial buildings.
Like most older buildings throughout the United States, the Carlyle Towers in Caldwell, New Jersey suffered from poor ventilation. Sealing from the inside allowed engineers to fix ventilation in the building where access is limited – results included lower energy costs and improved IAQ.
This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.
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.
More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.
In Portland, Oregon, where the January temperatures average 36 degrees, many homeowners are adopting geothermal heating and cooling for their homes. When a homeowners is considering a high performance heating and cooling system for a new or existing home, they turn to an experienced geothermal system design and installation company.