26 Sep '12, 8pm

Very True!

In the race to save energy and carbon in the residential housing arena I’m concerned that we will play down the indoor air quality of homes. One of the reasons green building took off in the marketplace the way it did is that green building treated the house as a system, including residents. According to market research, the second most important driver for homeowners to buy green homes was improved indoor air quality, especially when children are in the house. Indoor air quality assaults come from various sources; Organic sources like mold, animal dander, pollen and inorganic sources like the synthetic chemicals that are in building products and furnishings. On the organic front mold is the biggest culprit and can actually be caused by incorrect energy conservation retrofits that trap moisture in walls and other building cavities. On the inorganic front urea formaldehyde ...

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