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Why Build Green? Superior Air Quality & 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.