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Mold & Dust Mites: How Your Basement Impacts Home Air Quality

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...


Busting Four Myths About Net-Zero Homes

There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Hurts Productivity

Studies have linked worker productivity, mood, and cognitive function to indoor air quality, but ventilation solutions exist for healthier indoor air.

Is Passive House worth the cost?

Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.


Seattle Developer Completes 3 Net Zero Ready Homes

The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.

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.

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.

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.


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.

High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance has announced a new session of the High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work scheduled for March 28, 2017, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NAHB Names Best of IBS 2017 Product Winners

The awards were given in nine categories, plus an overall Best in Show award.

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.

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