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Common problems like mold around a shower, stale air and musty smells may be affecting a bathroom without the building owner or manager realizing it. Leading ventilation firm Zehnder America offers the following facts about such issues and how to...
Belfast Ecovillage homes are nearly airtight and contain an air barrier, meaning that virtually no uncontrolled outside air enters the home.
To truly build smarter homes, high indoor air quality is essential.
Duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.
High humidity levels can encourage mold growth, and indoor pollutant levels are commonly two to five times higher than outdoors, compromising health.
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit multi-generational community in Midcoast Maine, completed the construction phase of the project. All of the homes are built to the Passive House standard and have Zehnder Heat Recovery Ventilation systems to maintain healthy indoor air quality.
Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilators are taking their place in the high performance building tool kit.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
Because it will be a very energy-efficient home, there will be little natural airflow, like in many older homes that leak air around doors and windows and other openings.
Whole home ventilation isn't restricted to new home construction.
As more homes strive to meet Passive House and other tough building standards, whole house mechanical ventilation plays a larger role in delivering a comfortable, durable home.
The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.
A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.
As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.
For any high performance home, windows are a major factor in the energy efficiency equation.
The owners of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that.
Geothermal heating and cooling ranks as one of the most energy efficient options for all types of homes.