Indoor air quality strategies pay off for the Proud Green Home at Serenbe (video)
With a home that's built as tight as the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, ensuring indoor air quality starts from the ground up.
Architect Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared Inc. and builder Luis Imery of The Imery Group used some innovative techniques to ensure good indoor air quality.
The steps started with the foundation of the home. When the slab was poured and ready for framing, it was covered with KleenWrap, a product that covers the slab. When During construction the dust and dirt and drips of products like spray insulation and adhesives are trapped by the KleenWrap. When the home is ready for flooring, the KleenWrap is removed, taking all the potential contaminants with it.
Here builder Luis Imery explains some of the large and small steps that were used to leave the home with a high level of indoor air quality.
The building team found low-VOC and formaldehyde-free products such as cabinets and adhesives to ensure good indoor air quality.
Of course the home with a tight building envelope – about 90 percent tighter than a standard home – uses mechanical ventilation with an energy recovery ventilator to ensure adequate fresh air exchanges.
Read more about the Proud Green Home at Serenbe.
3D rendering courtesy of SmartBIM.
Companies: ProudGreenHome.com, Southface Energy Institute, Kohler, BASF Corporation, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, Kleendeck, LLC, Serenbe Sustainable Community, LG Squared, Inc., The Imery Group, Benjamin Obdyke, Zehnder America, SmartBIM, Huber Engineered Woods, Wood-Mode, Inc.