ERVs tackle heat and humidity challenges
Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit to manage moisture and comfort in high performance buildings.
At the 2016 AHR Expo, Solveig Brandvold, sales manager and applications engineer for dpoint technologies, reviewed the growth of the ERV market and the company's role in that market.
dPoint Technologies Inc., based in Vancouver, develops and manufactures polymer membranes for enthalpy recovery systems.
The membrane is the centerpiece of systems that transfer both heat and humidity, thereby significantly increasing both the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings.
Read more about energy recovery ventilators.
Companies: Zehnder America
Low cost of living is just as important as the purchase cost.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems
Home builders are understandably reluctant to adopt the latest technology without knowing how it may perform over the long term.
As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.
For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....
Huber uses collaboration to increase relevancy in industry
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High-Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, building professionals gathered to share information on the latest trends and technology.
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
This year's event used a new format of summits to give builders, manufacturers, raters, code officials and other professionals the opportunity to share tips and challenges with their peers.
While a home may be built with adequate ventilation strategies according to current building codes, performance may vary in the actual installation.
The homes are pre-wired for solar so buyers can opt to go fully net-zero energy.
While many municipalities are still using the 2009 Energy Codes, the 2018 editions are under preparation for use in the residential building industry.
There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.