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The Superior Air Quality of a “Green” Home

Why Build Green? Superior Air Quality & Comfort

One advantage of building green is superior air quality and comfort. Green Building is a systematic approach that covers every step of design and construction with the goal of enhancing the overall environmental performance of the building and the site on which it sits. Not only does choosing to build a “green” home reduce any negative impact on the environment, it improves your quality of life.

One advantage of building green is superior air quality and comfort. Poor indoor air quality is often caused by mold and mildew that are the result of leaks or poorly designed and maintained heating and cooling systems. Another common source of indoor air pollution is the off gassing of chemicals found in many building materials. Some are known carcinogens.

The extremely airtight, super insulated, compact building envelope of a green home dramatically reduces temperature variation and also prevents condensation and mold. A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) conditions extracted air. The ventilation system pulls-in fresh outdoor air and pushes out stale indoor air, but not before it’s used to heat or cool the incoming air to the same temperature. This continuous mechanical ventilation of fresh filtered air assures excellent air quality.

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It’s the perfect time to go green!

Why Build a Custom Home? They’re Greener! Building a customized “green” home benefits both homeowners and the environment. Not only are green custom homes comfortable and distinctive, they provide a healthier living environment, conserve resources and energy, improve air and water quality, and are much more durable. In addition, green homes are more energy-efficient yielding… Continue Reading

Passive House: 5 WINDOW MANUFACTURERS MEET THE STANDARD

  Northwin’s Vision window was certified under the European Passivhaus Institut standard.   CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE BUILDERS hoping to meet the Passivhaus energy efficiency standard can now choose between five window manufacturers in North American, four in the U.S. and one in Canada. Three of the manufacturers have had windows certified by the Passivhaus Institut… Continue Reading