The Formaldehyde Threat
Keeping healthy indoor air quality was as important in 1984 as it is today. Unfortunately, formaldehyde is still a threat to homeowners.
About 15 years ago researchers started applying scientific methods and instruments to the study of buildings. [continue reading]
For the best ventilation performance, whole-house air distribution is key. [continue reading]
It may sound like a tabloid news story, but building science researchers have found that simply closing a bedroom door can create serious safety, comfort, and health problems in a home. [continue reading]
A new business opportunity is being created in cold-climate areas, as roofers work with home performance contractors to address issues of liability, technical rethinking, and customer service. [continue reading]
From designing them out of houses to stopping them from molting, there's a wealth of healthier ways to get rid of them. [continue reading]
How do we regulate the amounts of indoor air pollutants that are allowed to build up in the houses we live in? The answer is: We don't. [continue reading]
Stains in homes have many different sources. In my job as an industrial hygienist, I have seen a wide variety of substances that can create stains, including mold growth, vehicle exhaust, combustion appliances, tobacco smoke, cooking fumes, and even candles (see "Black Stains in Houses: Soot, Dust, or Ghosts?" HE Jan/Feb '98, p. 15). [continue reading]
With the Google buyout of NEST thermostats, attention has turned from the “smart meter” to the thermostat as ...
If we want to make good, or great, home performance a reality for more people and families across North America, ...