GreenBuild Blog 2: What Are You Breathing?

GreenBuild Blog 2: What Are You Breathing?

Indoor air quality continues to remain a popular topic among today’s homeowners as it has been linked to a variety of health concerns and issues including asthma, respiratory ailments, cancer and even death. Poor indoor air quality stems from inadequate ventilation,...
The Very Real Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The Very Real Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Here’s a tragic story out of Aspen, Colorado: A family who won a vacation in a $9 million mansion died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home while sleeping. An improperly glued PVC pipe in the heating and snow melt system is blamed for causing the deaths. Now...
GreenBuild Blog 2: What Are You Breathing?

Summer Energy Conservation Tips

I am one of the lucky ones to have a utility company that offers practical, readable advice in its mailings and on its Web site. In the June newsletter, there is a short piece about conserving energy and helping keep energy costs down during the summer months. Some of...
The Very Real Danger of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Change Up the Air

One of the hazards of my job is that I become highly informed—sometimes to the point of panic. What if my windows are leaking? What is my furniture emitting? Should I replace all of the mechanicals in my home? What about the wiring? You see where I’m going,...
GreenBuild Blog 2: What Are You Breathing?

Steamy Attic Needs to Vent

I love to see products that snub the grid. The Solar Star from Solatube is a solar-powered attic fan that installs in 30 minutes and requires no wiring, no electrician, and no dependence on a thermostat. This “run on the sun” unit battles the heat and moisture that...