Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability
As part of the long-term moisture management strategy for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, attic ventilation fans will ensure a steady flow of air from the home.
This video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the High Performance Buildings Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, reviews the moisture management strategies for the home that will include a solar powered attic fan from Solatube.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is a project of Hibbs Homes - a nationally renowned green construction company in St Louis – in collaboration with Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center (part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia) to build a five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot, Prairie-style home, the first “Proud Green Home” in the St. Louis area.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.
Once completed, this home in Wildwood, Missouri is expected to meet a number of prominent green building standards, including:
- Energy Star for Homes
- ANSI ICC-700 The National Green Building
- DOE Zero Net Ready home
- EPA Indoor airPlus
Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
Topics: Building Green, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers, Exteriors, Home Design & Plans, Lumber and Structured Panels, Maintenance & Repair, Photovoltaic / Solar Panels, Roofing, Solar Power, Ventilation
Companies: Cree Inc., Dow Building Solutions, Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors, Kleendeck, LLC, Enertech Global, LLC, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, Solatube, STEP Warmfloor, EcoDrain
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