Build Tight and Ventilate Right

Build Tight and Ventilate Right

Areas of air leakage can account for 30% of a home's heating and cooling costs, and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, and dust. Creating a continuous air barrier around the home reduces air leakage, significantly cuts annual heating and cooling costs, and creates a healthier environment.

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Home Air Cleaners

Home Air Cleaners

Air cleaning, along with increased ventilation and eliminating sources of pollution, can help improve the indoor air quality in your home. Air cleaners use several different methods to filter out particles form the air in your home.

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Mold

Mold

Humidity or wetness, caused by water leaks, spills, or condensation, can cause mold to begin to grow in your home. Spores produced by these molds can cause a variety of health problems, affecting people differently.

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Is Mold Affecting Your Health?

Is Mold Affecting Your Health?

Many people consider mold an inconvenience in a wet basement or poorly ventilated bathroom. But molds can be much more than just an inconvenience--they can affect your health and the structural integrity of your house.

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Indoor Ventilation

Indoor Ventilation

Indoor ventilation has two essential functions, to exhaust pollutants, moisture, and odors form inside the house to outside, and to bring in outdoor air to mix with the indoor air.

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Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

Molds have the potential to cause health problems in your home. Although molds are not usually a problem indoors, when mold spores come in contact with wet or damp areas they can begin to grow.

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Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Mold

Indoor Air Quality: Dust and Mold

Current research has found that people spend nearly 90% of their time indoors. Research has also found that indoor air quality in some homes and offices contains more pollutants than that of a large city.

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Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Green building design and construction practices significantly reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of homes. The purpose of the Residential Green Building Guide for New England is to provide a resource to homeowners in the New England area who...

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Greener Cleaning Products for the Household

Greener Cleaning Products for the Household

This document lists nine pages of green cleaning products, as well as some home remedies, for a variety of cleaning tasks. Some of these products have been around a long time, but are experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to their green qualities.

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Lemons: The Clean Fruit!

Lemons: The Clean Fruit!

Your grandmother knew that there were many ways to clean her house by using natural household substances. You too can learn these proven techniques and avoid exposing your family to potentially dangerous chemicals in the process.

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Green Chemistry at Work: Leading California Businesses Demonstrate How to Make Products Safe from the Start

Green Chemistry at Work: Leading California Businesses Demonstrate How to Make Products Safe from the Start

Traditionally, companies have failed to comprehensively consider the risks posed by their products, but green chemistry emphasizes the design of chemicals, processes and goods that cause little or no harm to public health or the environment during manufacturing, use, or disposal.

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Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start

Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start

Consumer products and building materials manufactured using formaldehyde as an ingredient are a main source of indoor air pollution. Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical widely used in a variety of household products. When used in the home, formaldehyde containing products...

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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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