Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building
In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.
Because the goals for the house focused on reducing electrical usage, the Hansons call the project "Ohm Sweet Ohm."
Ventilation is part of a strategy to maintain a high quality indoor living environment. Your high end home should be adding to your quality of life, not increasing your chances of poor health. There are three elements to a good indoor air quality strategy: ventilate, eliminate and filtrate.
Many homeowners are looking for ways to live more sustainably. Green homes provide a solution to many of environmental challenges by saving energy, reducing water consumption, and protecting human health. When properly constructed they can save money, enhance comfort, and promote health by avoiding exposure to toxins and contaminants.
Ventilation key for designing better buildings
The Proud Green Home of Louisville is a sustainable, high performance home that will earn certification from multiple green building organizations.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville was designed and constructed with healthy living in mind.
One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.
As the cost of energy remains a significant cost for home and multifamily building owners, the lure of net zero energy homes continues to grow.
There are still some myths out there that are keeping people from pursuing a net zero home.
Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.
High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.
The builder’s goal is to build every home with the ability to produce the same amount of energy as it consumes.
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance has announced a new session of the High Performance Mechanical Systems for Houses That Work scheduled for March 28, 2017, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Joseph Lstiburek discusses the challenges and some of the barriers facing the industry through building codes and guidelines that actually may be leading to worse indoor air quality.
Mold, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and pollen are all common indoor air pollutants. Many of these are also common asthma and allergy triggers. Adequate ventilation and filtration of incoming air are essential in mitigating exposure.
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.
New residential building codes in Ontario mandate a 15 percent increase in energy performance, including the use of a vertical drain water heat recovery system.