Green Building Ideas

Green Building Ideas

This fact sheet from Build It Green outlines some basic concepts and ideas important to taking a "whole system" approach to green building.

Type: Fact Sheet




HVAC Loads in High-Performance Homes

HVAC Loads in High-Performance Homes

This presentation was delivered at the ASHRAE 2010 Annual Summer Conference on June 27, 2010, and addresses humidity and AC loads in energy-efficient houses.

Type: Presentation




2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

This Renewable Energy Data Book for 2009 provides facts and figures on energy in general, renewable electricity in the United States, global renewable energy development, wind power, solar energy, geothermal power, biopower, hydropower, advanced water power, hydrogen, renewable fuels and clean energy investments.

Type: Special Report




Ducts in the Attic? What Were They Thinking?

Ducts in the Attic? What Were They Thinking?

As energy-efficiency efforts focus increasingly on existing homes, many construction decisions made decades ago seem inefficient, including duct location in the attic. This analysis focuses on the impact duct location has on cooling load, peak demand and energy cost in hot climates.

Type: Special Report




Cooling Your Home with Fans and Ventilation

Cooling Your Home with Fans and Ventilation

Finding the right balance of ventilation and fans can reduce the need for air conditioning and save you a bunch of money and energy. The combination can also reduce indoor air pollutants, which contributes to better health.

Type: Guide




Mechanical Ventilation: Breathe Easy with Fresh Air in the Home

Mechanical Ventilation: Breathe Easy with Fresh Air in the Home

Mechanical ventilation systems circulate fresh air throughout the home using ducts and fans allowing for a constant flow of air.

Type: Brochure




Flooring

Flooring

As more is learned about the personal health and environmental hazards of carpet and vinyl in their production, use, and disposal, green flooring alternatives are becoming increasingly popular.

Type: White Paper




Green Home Buyer's Guide

Green Home Buyer's Guide

This guide is designed to help homebuyers understand the options they have when it comes to buying an energy-efficient home.

Type: Guide




Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Limiting uncontrolled air leakage in a home or building space can reduce energy and cut down on costs. Learn how to keep indoor air clean and identify possible pollutants.

Type: White Paper




Home Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Home Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Learn the benefits of a good home ventilating system, and view a directory of companies that produce HVI-certified products.

Type: White Paper




Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet

Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet

Mold exposure can pose significant health risks. Learn about mold detection, cleanup and removal.

Type: White Paper




Is Air Quality a Problem in My Home?

Is Air Quality a Problem in My Home?

This publication from the American Industrial Hygiene Association is designed to help homeowners, landlords and tenants of single-family dwellings recognize and respond to indoor air quality problems.

Type: White Paper





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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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