ERVs solve green building air quality challenges
As building codes including fresh air ventilation requirements, builders have more choices to meet those mandates.
Homes that utilize traditional HVAC systems, hydronic radiant heating, or the popular ductless mini-split solutions can all benefit by having fresh, filtered air at all times. The best indoor air auality depends on a combination of ventilation and filtration.
At the 2016 International Builders' Show, Phil Rivas, director of sales for Fantech, discussed balanced ventilation systems and the benefits of Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) options.
Using this system provides balanced filtered ventilation throughout the home that does not upset any gas or fossil fuel appliance or system. Homeowners can breathe easy knowing the air in the home is clean and fresh.
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The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
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Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.
Diverse housing stock will play an important role in the neighborhood revitalization strategy.
The BeltLine will connect 45 neighborhoods with trails and parks and has a focus on affordable housing as part of the redevelopment project.
As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
The value of the EEBA High Performance Home Summit for builders is in the gathering of like-minded pros to share the latest knowledge.
When you can't afford to lose the space that a swinging door takes up, install a door-in-the-wall.
Once the company found there was a better way to build homes, they simply made that standard practice.
Once builders learn there's a way to build a better building, there's no turning back.
While more buyers are making home performance a part of their decision process, a home has to offer more than that.
Thrive Home Builders, an award-winning residential builder, began offering solar power on its homes to stand out in the competitive Denver market.
The 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta drew builders and other professionals to share their knowledge.