30 Nov '11, 11am

Energy Solutions: Sniffing Out House Problems

Energy Solutions: Sniffing Out House Problems

To maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ Indoor air quality. Healthfulness of an interior environment; IAQ is affected by such factors as moisture and mold, emissions of volatile organic compounds from paints and finishes, formaldehyde emissions from cabinets, and ventilation effectiveness. ), avoid bringing smelly stuff into the house. If something smells bad, get rid of it. In the world of building materials there is a lot to keep up with here, but at a minimum look for low-VOC Volatile organic compound. An organic compound that evaporates readily into the atmosphere; as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs are organic compounds that volatize and then become involved in photochemical smog production. coatings, and other products with IAQ certifications such as Greenguard Third-party certification program that identifies building products and material...

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