Browsing the "indoor air quality" Tag

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Green Materials Report – Fiberglass Insulation

This post is part of the green materials report series.  GBE is providing information on various building materials and what makes them green.  Each post focuses on one material.  We will be looking at the ingredients in the material, how it is used, what makes green materials green, and any green product certifications that it has earned.  […]

September 12th

Energy Recovery Ventilator Systems Research

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment that uses the energy associated with the thermally conditioned air being exhausted from a building to precondition the incoming air. ERVs, which offer many advantages for both improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and reduced energy consumption, are one of […]

August 12th

Many Doctors Unaware of Effects of Buildings on Health

The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most – physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies.  The survey results were announced last week at the opening […]

June 30th

Green Malls Save Shops and Consumers Money

Green malls in Singapore are saving money and creating a safer shopping experience More shopping malls in Singapore are going green in the global push to be more environmentally friendly, saving energy and water usage.  Some consultants say they also help to create a safer shopping experience for consumers. There are 32 eco-malls in Singapore […]

June 8th

WELL Building Standard Measures Health of Buildings

Humans spend almost 90% of our time indoors.  Green building certification programs address the health of our indoor environments by eliminating chemicals in products installed indoors and increasing ventilation and filtration requirements.  A new standard looks to take this one step further, directly addressing the impact of building interiors on human health. The WELL Building […]

June 2nd

LivePicture Wall Planters Make Green Walls A Snap

Suite Plants has designed a number of innovative living wall products that add a touch of green to business and commercial spaces. These wall planter products can be customized in various ways to create green walls that bridge the gap between plants and artwork. LivePicture is the perfect addition to any office, hotel or restaurant […]

May 21st

What Are Health Product Declarations?

Health product declarations (HPDs) provide a full disclosure of the potential chemicals of concern in products by comparing product ingredients to a wide variety of “hazard” lists published by government authorities and scientific associations.  The goal of an HPD is to inform consumers about the types of chemicals that are in the products they install in […]

April 30th

Recent Study: Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores

Lessons learned in history relate directly to  lessons learned from everyday experiences. People developed and moved to the suburbs because more space was needed to start and expand families and because they wanted fresh air away from the industrial working environments that the cities provided. Today, it seems to take us longer to learn lessons. […]

January 9th

Case Study: Eagleyew – A High Efficiency Natural Building on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

The Story of Eagleyew: A High Efficiency Natural Building on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada I’m pleased to say that I have been building Natural Buildings for a number of years now. My work has taken me up and down the West coast of North America, with a focus in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been calling […]

September 30th

Sustainable Residential Combined Heat and Power Systems’ Forecast by Pike

New research is being conducted on more energy sustainable residential combined heat and power systems (resCHP). The research is being conducted by Pike Research which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practices on July 1, 2012 which provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The systems are small generation systems that produce electricity for residences while also capturing heat that would normally go to waste.

July 25th