Mini split HVAC delivers high efficiency whole-house option (video)

Mini split HVAC delivers high efficiency whole-house option (video)

The system blends a mini-split unit that's usually designed for a zone or two. But the Total Comfort Solution blends the mini-split with vent fans and an energy recovery ventilator to deliver sufficient airflow to cool and heat a two-story house.

  Mini-split HVAC systems offer flexibility

Mini-split HVAC systems offer flexibility

Ductless mini-split air conditioners are ideal options for homeowners looking for both a heating and cooling capable unit, but for whom a central AC system is not an option due to the infrastructure of the home or the price of installation.

Is your indoor air going to the cats?

Is your indoor air going to the cats?

Thinking of allergens, there are a few stars that get most of the attention. There’s pollen, of course, as well as mold and dust. Right up there with them is the felis catus, a.k.a. the domesticated housecat.

Radon: Forgotten but not gone

Radon: Forgotten but not gone

The news media did a great job of reporting on the dangers of radon in the 1990s. Now, you scarcely hear anything about it. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to protect ourselves against this odorless gas.

High efficiency heat pump offers HVAC solutions for large building projects

Panasonic’s Combined ECOi EX 2-way conditioning solution is ideal for large capacity jobs because it offers superior heating and cooling along with cost-effective installation.

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

Florida development brings net zero homes to the mass market

A 148-home central Florida development may be the sign that net-zero living has gone mainstream.

Primary Sources of Indoor Air Toxins and Allergens

Primary Sources of Indoor Air Toxins and Allergens

Ventilation fans can dramatically improve the comfort of a home or apartment’s atmosphere, and in some cases even help the occupants live better. This white paper addresses several sources of indoor air contamination, some of which are well known. Others will be less so.

Thoughts on humidity

Thoughts on humidity

Even in the best of relationships, the temperature in the home can be a source of great contention. One partner wants it warmer, and the other wants it colder. Very few times, however, do you hear anyone complain about humidity....

Habitat for Humanity homes feature efficient ventilation fans

Habitat for Humanity homes feature efficient ventilation fans

As Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz tackles work on more than 250 homes, the homes will feature energy-efficient ventilation fans to promote indoor air quality. Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is joining building industry professionals in 35 states and...

7 Steps to a mainstream Net-Zero house

7 Steps to a mainstream Net-Zero house

In addition to abundant natural daylighting, the house features CFL and LED lighting to conserve energy.

New WhisperGreen Select ventilation fan debuts at IBS 2014

A highly customizable ventilation fan gives homebuilders and contractors new options to ensure good indoor air quality. Panasonic Eco Products Division introduced the new WhisperGreen Select at the 2014 International Builders’ Show is the ideal all-purpose IAQ solution. WhisperGreen Select...

New multi-split heat pump provides flexibility and efficiency for home heating and cooling

For HVAC installations in tight spaces, a new multi-split heat pump allows a single outdoor unit to be connected to up to five indoor units. The Panasonic Heating & Air Conditioning Group of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America launched the...

The future of green building Part 2 (video)

The future of green building Part 2 (video)

Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

The Future of Green Building - Part 2

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers.   See The Future of Green Building - Part 1.

Advances in fan technology keep high performance homes well ventilated

Advances in fan technology keep high performance homes well ventilated

Ventilation is a key aspect in viewing a high-performance home as a system.

Greenbuild interview - Panasonic Eco Solutions

Greenbuild interview - Panasonic Eco Solutions

Ken Nelson with Panasonic Eco Solutions discusses developments that make air ventilation a critical part of green building design, and reviews some of the latest fan technologies that save energy while ensuring indoor air quality.

LEED, Shmeed, a net-zero energy home meets a long list of certifications

LEED, Shmeed, a net-zero energy home meets a long list of certifications

This demonstration home showcases innovative techniques in a traditional architectural style.

Mechanical ventilation is the key to indoor air quality in green homes

Mechanical ventilation is the key to indoor air quality in green homes

The right ventilation strategies can fight mold and make a home more comfortable.

Button up your home this winter

Before long we'll be complaining about the cooler weather and the high cost of energy bills. But you can change the script this year by winterizing your home. It need not be a massive undertaking.

Get rid of bathroom condensation

Get rid of bathroom condensation

Q: I have an area at the top of my bathroom wall where I constantly get condensation. What’s the fix? A: Obviously the bathroom will get large amounts of water vapor every time some one showers or bathes.

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