Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Benefits of Achieving Both in Homes

Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Benefits of Achieving Both in Homes

Homeowners cite having a healthier place to live, energy savings, and environmental conservation as the top three reasons for buying green homes, but builders tend to focus more on the latter in their selection of green building features. Those involved...

Type: White Paper




IAQ and Children's Health - Protecting Children's Health

IAQ and Children's Health - Protecting Children's Health

Children are more vulnerable to exposure to indoor air pollutants than adults. This white paper seeks to raise awareness and address important issues about how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect children's health.

Type: White Paper




Reduce Condensation In Your Home

Reduce Condensation In Your Home

Hidden condensation can lead to problems in your home such as mold and mildew, resulting in lower indoor air quality.

Type: Fact Sheet




The Secret To Good Air Quality: Good Ventilation

The Secret To Good Air Quality: Good Ventilation

To ensure good indoor air quality and manage indoor moisture sources, you need some fresh outside air coming into your home.

Type: Fact Sheet




Air Sealing: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners

Air Sealing: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners

This guide provides information for contractors and homeowners to identify ways to seal unwanted air leaks in the home while still maintaining healthy levels of ventilation.

Type: Guide




Spot Ventilation: Source Control to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Spot Ventilation: Source Control to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The use of spot ventilation is an important tool to improve air quality.

Type: Fact Sheet




Better Duct Systems for Home Heating and Cooling. Building Technologies Program

Better Duct Systems for Home Heating and Cooling. Building Technologies Program

Duct systems used in forced-air space-conditioning systems are a vital element in home energy efficiency.

Type: Brochure




Insulation & Air Sealing

Insulation & Air Sealing

Insulation and a tight exterior seal are two of the most important components of a home's protection against outside conditions. This fact sheet discusses all aspects of insulation and air sealing.

Type: Fact Sheet




Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Constructing a healthy environment is a very important emphasis of green building. Since North Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, the quality of that indoor air can greatly impact one's health. This document lists common indoor air contaminants and steps to take to minimize their impact.

Type: Fact Sheet




Green Living and Housekeeping

Green Living and Housekeeping

Many common household cleaning products contain alcohols, ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, and lye which may cause many health issues. This fact sheet from Build It Green addresses how to keep your home looking its best, while at the same time, providing a safe environment for the inhabitants.

Type: Fact Sheet




Green Home Building and Remodeling Resource Directory

Green Home Building and Remodeling Resource Directory

This directory features suppliers and installers for a variety of green products, identifies a number of firms with expertise in the design and construction of green buildings, and includes a variety of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other entities with useful information and resources on green home building.

Type: Catalog




Air Filters

Air Filters

To be sure of the efficiency claims of air filters, select only those where the type of test or rating is referenced. This document from Build It Green discusses five types of air filters and the associated ratings.

Type: Fact Sheet





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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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