Such events provide opportunities for those inside and outside the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industries to see the latest technology and what is coming.
The core of heat recovery is the heat exchanger. There are various types of heat exchangers available including cross-flow, counter-flow (includes rotary/wheel) and cross-counter-flow.
The last home has sold in the New Rainier Vista development, which includes Passive House-certified units as well as one that produces more energy than it uses.
There are many green building guidelines, programs, standards and certifications available in the US and Canada. The best green building approaches cover many elements of the building such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, responsible site management and improved indoor air quality.
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.
High and low levels of relative humidity within the home can have adverse effects for the occupants as well as the dwelling itself. Hygiene, health, retention of value, aesthetics and comfort are all areas which can be affected by a failure to maintain an optimal level of relative humidity.
Proper ventilation is a critical consideration for homes and buildings. Poor ventilation can cause a buildup in indoor air pollutants like dust, pollen, mold, and household chemicals. An efficient and reliable ventilation system works to remove polluted air while continuously introducing fresh, clean air.
As building codes call for tighter homes, continuous ventilation helps keeps occupants comfortable and saves energy.
A dated 1970s era ranch home underwent a deep remodeling job and went on to win a top green building award and helped educate a community on green building.
Informal research reveals the most wanted green home features.
The first speculative Emerald Star certified home in Seattle goes net zero energy with solar panels and innovative building science.
It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.
As requirements for building envelopes increase, ventilation becomes vital for comfort and durability for a home.
The building science approach to green home certifications such as Passive House require full-time mechanical ventilation to ensure the home has fresh air flow.
There are many options available for those who want to build to Scientific Building Standards.
Passive House building in North America has become more prominent with announcements of multifamily and single family home projects that will meet the rigorous standards for energy consumption.
Adequate ventilation can improve indoor air quality by removing airborne irritants, pollutants and lowering the likelihood of mold and mildew.