Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the home are major comfort factors, and can even be health concerns. Making sure you install a cost-effective HVAC system with a long life is essential for a well-rounded project.

HVAC, ducts

Small, one-level homes can be served by a single main duct chase running through a dropped ceiling in a central hallway.

October 05, 2015

A compact duct system can help meet this increasingly common challenge

August 24, 2015
Air Quality, tight construction, home building, ventilation

Historically, residential ventilation wasn’t considered a problem by builders or homeowners because it was largely believed that operable windows and high rates of enclosure leakage provided enough outside air in the home.

August 14, 2015

People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, with the majority of that time spent in their homes

Image courtesy Building America Solution Center

August 14, 2015

Energy-efficient homes require careful attention to indoor air quality.

Exterior view of M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH).
June 11, 2015

Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems 

May 13, 2015

Cost-effective ways to meet zero-energy-ready home requirements

The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses
April 03, 2015

A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door

January 09, 2014

EcoVent is an Energy Star-rated fan from Panasonic that delivers airflow by incorporating a unique Veri-Boost feature to ensure optimal performance without compromising style.

April 03, 2013

The Energy Star-certified LoProfile fan from Broan-NuTone is designed for retrofit applications and multi-family new construction.

March 20, 2013

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.


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