New balanced ventilation systems are more energy efficient

Energy efficiency continues to be a major trend in home building and is a key component in making home building a greener industry. While modern-day homes are built to save energy through tight construction, that same tight construction can negatively...

The Top 8 sustainable senior housing trends for 2016

The Top 8 sustainable senior housing trends for 2016

The green living trend is sweeping the nation, and senior housing facilities are no exception. It’s not just about enticing earth-conscious baby boomers, though their desire to leave a greener world behind certainly factors into the decision for many facilities.

Ductless HVAC helps homeowners beat the summer heat

Summer officially begins June 20, and this year, it also may mark a time when the U.S. love affair with central air conditioning starts to cool off.

Survey: What makes a house a home?

Survey: What makes a house a home?

Most people define a home as the place for their primary relationships, as opposed to as just a physical place. That's one of the key findings from the third annual IKEA Life at Home Report, which explores the life at...

Survey says homeowners are looking for healthier homes

A majority of Americans say having a healthy home is important to them (98 percent), and define such a space as one that has a calming atmosphere (91 percent), is energy efficient (93 percent) and is filled with natural light...

LG highlights innovative HVAC solutions at AIA expo

LG highlights innovative HVAC solutions at AIA expo

As a featured exhibitor at the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Expo 2016, LG Electronics USA showcased how new, upgraded HVAC software, systems and controls are providing architects, engineers and contractors increased versatility for commercial and residential projects. LG, a...

Taco awarded Department of Commerce E Award for Exports

Taco awarded Department of Commerce E Award for Exports

Caption: John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions holds the U.S. Department of Commerce “E” Award at Monday’s ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Flooring options certified asthma and allergy friendly

For builders and homeowners looking for products that contribute to better indoor air quality, there are new options for vinyl floors. Tarkett announced their Acczent and Ruby heterogeneous flooring products are now CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma...

Study: Your home may be making you sick

Study: Your home may be making you sick

New research in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality. European, Australian and UK researchers, led by...

Clear the air with home allergy proofing tips (video)

Springtime may usher in mild temperatures and lush landscapes, but for more than 50 million Americans it translates into prime allergy season with sniffling and sneezing in tow. And while many people think they can avoid allergens by staying indoors,...

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

New green building system saves 70% of energy use

A new integrated system of technologies will produce high-performance homes that reduce homeowners' energy consumption by 70 percent, improve indoor air quality and significantly reduce carbon footprint, according to its founders. Sustainable Holdings Inc. introduced My Eco House, a newly holistic approach to residential green building.

Study: Unhealthy homes cause flu-like symptoms & fatigue

Large numbers of Europeans suffer from health problems and lack of well-being every single day. This is bad for quality of life and is also a likely cause of significant loss of productivity in the economy. A new study conducted...

Summerize your home with energy-efficient, eco-friendly upgrades

Summerize your home with energy-efficient, eco-friendly upgrades

Many people may be surprised to learn that air conditioners use about 5 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S.

Natural paints offer low VOC performance

Natural paints offer low VOC performance

While many paints on the market today have less VOCs than in the past, some still have odors that compromise indoor air quality. While we want to shape the home interior to satisfy our aesthetic sense, homeowners must be cautious...

Next generation of low VOC paint is quick-drying and low odor

Next generation of low VOC paint is quick-drying and low odor

For homeowners and builders concerned about indoor air quality, there's a new choice for low-VOC paint for interiors and exteriors.

ERVs support Passive House brownstone retrofit

ERVs support Passive House brownstone retrofit

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.

Market for indoor environmental and air quality technologies expected to boom

Market for indoor environmental and air quality technologies expected to boom

The demand for new indoor environmental and air quality technologies that improve conditions while decreasing ventilation volumes and energy use is expected to exceed $7 billion by 2024.

Smart green house concept promotes a sustainable lifestyle

Smart green house concept promotes a sustainable lifestyle

A full spectrum of stylish, energy-efficient products integrate into all the environments of a consumer's daily life.

Duct sealing technology takes top honors for innovation awards

Duct sealing technology takes top honors for innovation awards

Aeroseal’s unique approach to duct sealing makes it possible, for the first time, to easily find and seal leaks throughout the entire ventilation system.

Residential fiberglass insulation now free of formaldehyde

Residential fiberglass insulation now free of formaldehyde

New research shows the light density residential fiberglass insulation industry in the U.S. and Canada has finally eliminated the use of formaldehyde-based binders in its manufacturing. Formaldehyde is a human toxicant with a long history of use in residential insulation,...

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