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Indoor Air Quality

Most people know that tighter building envelopes help save you money by making a more energy efficient home. But did you know a home that is not properly ventilated may be harming you? Recent reports on the effects of indoor air quality (IAQ) on children has led the way to in depth discussions an education on how to help prevent asthma and other diseases that result from the use of certain products in your home. We'll show you how to improve your indoor air quality along with the energy efficiency of your home by educating on ventilation solutions, the use of low or no VOC paints and stains, and new complete systems to help the IAQ of your home.

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Five Innovative Ways to Build Healthier Homes
As any builder knows, it is extremely important to stay ahead of trends that are impacting the buying decisions made by potential homebuyers. These trends are always evolving and are impacted by many factors. An environmentally-conscious EcoBroker points out, “Home trends are driven by ever-developing technology, changing demographics and increasing interest in...
Nov 18, 2016 11:00 AM ET
New Type of Drywall Can Play a Role in Improving Indoor Air Quality
The past few decades have seen an abundance of research tying all manner of health issues to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). While most typically think of industrial air pollution when they think of polluted air, the fact is that there are more negative health impacts from the air we breathe inside. Poor IAQ has been linked to headaches, fatigue, concentration...
Oct 27, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Developing Tools to Measure IAQ
A better building envelope and improved ventilation systems are important first steps in improving the problem. But without knowing exactly how good or bad air quality inside a home actually is, these problems can’t be measured. That’s why the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is working to develop an IAQ scoring tool.   The scorer will function much like a HERS score. It will take...
Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Six Tips to Deal with Water Damage
WHETHER DUE TO A massive flood or just a leaky pipe, water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage—and maybe more damage than you might think. Of course it can destroy items in a building; but it also can lead to mold growth and compromised air quality. To...
Aug 11, 2016 9:20 AM ET
Alliance Urges Builders to Help Prevent Asthma with Proper Home Seal
The SPFA, a building materials association, is urging American consumers and builders to assist in asthma prevention through the use of responsible insulation materials. With 26 million Americans affected (including more than 7 million children) with the chronic condition, the alliance seeks to educate all on real impact quality building materials can have on...
Jul 6, 2016 6:00 AM ET