30 Mar '12, 2pm

Nešto o čemu mi još uvek ne razgovaramo kad pričamo o energetskoj efikasnosti - kvalitet vazduha..

The Air Quality Act gave the EPA sweeping powers to regulate atmosphere pollutants, but not inside the home. Little did we know when the act was signed into law 40 years ago that the air inside our homes could be as bad or even worse for our health than city smog. Now that we know, the agency has been under pressure to design guidelines for indoor air quality, especially since our efforts to trim down energy consumption through reducing air infiltration has resulted in the unintended consequence of increasing indoor pollution risks. In November, the EPA unveiled voluntary protocols for reducing risks from indoor air contaminants due to energy-efficiency upgrades to residential buildings. “Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades ” details assessment practices as well as mitigation actions that should be taken for common home contaminants such as asbest...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/air-quality/air-quality-re...

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