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You can increase the value of your next remodeling project by including energy efficiency improvements. Learn how with Energy Efficiency Improvements for Remodeling Projects.

Indoor Air Quality (ICQ) is a rising concern among builders and homeowners. These products, procedures, and resources explain and provide futher insight into ICQ topics.

Innovative Products & Processes - Technology Inventory [Back to Top]

Consider using the products below to take advantage of their potential to provide one or more of the following in the homes you build: Affordability, Energy Efficiency, Quality & Durability, Environmental Performance, and Safety.

Central Air Purification/Ventilation/ Dehumidification Systems
High-Efficiency Whole-House Air Filtration System
Humidity-Sensing Control Device
In-Line Fans
Low- or No-VOC Paints, Finishes and Adhesives
Ventilation Control Systems
Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Strategies

Design & Construction Guides [Back to Top]

Guides for designing and building various types of construction

Air Distribution System Installation and Sealing - Proper Duct Installation Increases Efficiency
Healthy Indoor Painting Practices
Spot Ventilation - Source Control to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Tech Set 9: Indoor Air Quality
Best Practices [Back to Top]

General recommendations and accepted practices

Helping Your Buyers Understand Mold During the Building Process

Performance Reports & Case Studies [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Homeowner Indoor Air Quality Opinion Survey and Field Testing Protocol Development: Phase 1 The purpose of the Indoor Air Quality Study was to understand homeowners perceptions of air quality inside their homes and how climate and vintage come into play.
TechPractices: EcoVillage at Ithaca, Ithaca, NY By using an inventive arrangement of distribution systems, homes can be designed and constructed to generate low energy bills but maintain high indoor air quality.

Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

What are some common sources of indoor air pollutants, and how can I minimize the pollutants?

Web Links [Back to Top]

Recommended Web resources for additional information