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.
Read more about energy recovery ventilation.
All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,
One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.
Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC
For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.
Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.
As energy efficiency continues to improve, water conservation is becoming the next frontier in residential building.
Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.
At the 2016 EEBA Conference and Expo, building science experts discussed the benefit of the incorporating green building techniques and outcomes into the IECC code, and the benefit of additional voluntary green building programs.
Some builders see high performance building as a differentiator in the market; others adopt a wait-and-see attitude.
Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.
Regardless of whether a building has a tank or tankless water heater, the water in the lines between the water heater and the fixture loses heat
Drywall products from CertainTeed are part of the package that will deliver a high performance home to its new owners.
The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.
There are many paths to sustainability, and the Proud Green Home of Louisville is traveling many of them.