If you are a LEED Certified builder or are interested in building “green”, we can help.
Ventilation and ASHRAE 62.2
Our ventilation products will help you meet and exceed the ASHRAE 62.3 ventilation standard by providing a controlled, dedicated source for fresh air and a system to ensure frequent, scheduled air changes.
Our vent dampers and chimney dampers prevent heat loss, conserving energy. Our combustion air systems provide a reliable source of air to improve heating equipment efficiency, and our barometric draft controls maintain consistent air flow in gas, oil and solid fuels appliances, ensuring efficient consumption.
Today’s Well-Built Homes Require Better Ventilation
Homes built today are energy efficient with better insulation and are more tightly sealed. As a result, a California Home Builder are awarehomes trap stale, unhealthy air inside. The ASHRAE 62.2 fresh air ventilation standard was established to ensure adequate air changes and improve indoor air quality. Exhaust-only fans like those in bathrooms supply air from uncontrolled and potential unhealthy sources like the garage, attic, crawl space, or basement and create negative pressure in the home. Fresh air must come from outdoors.
What Does Green Building Mean?
Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.
Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
- Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
- Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation
For example, green buildings may incorporate sustainable materials in their construction (e.g., reused, recycled-content, or made from renewable resources); create healthy indoor environments with minimal pollutants (e.g., reduced product emissions); and/or feature landscaping that reduces water usage (e.g., by using native plants that survive without extra watering).