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Indoor Air Quality in “Green” Buildings

Posted on September 27, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

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Many consumers are going “green.” There are several benefits on building green buildings because it can maximize economic and environmental performance. The stages of construction, renovation, and design of a building can help implement a better environment for today’s consumer.

However, energy efficient buildings necessarily do not mean they are healthier. Indoor air quality should be as important as focusing on building an energy efficient home or office buildings. When building a consumer’s preference of energy efficient homes and commercial buildings keep in mind of installing an HVAC system that will increase ventilation to make sure the indoor air quality is healthy.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created, “Indoor airPlus” to help builders follow the EPA’s Energy Star requirements. One of those specifications is how to choose a selection of moisture control systems that may include the HVAC system. We know that scheduling a maintenance or an inspection plan for an HVAC system can benefit your environment. Since we spend most of our times indoors it is important to keep in mind on the air quality in “Green” Buildings. Having a guide like airPlus can significantly help builders build an choose the proper HVAC system that not only will be energy efficient but help ventilate a green building. Keep in ming that many HVAC systems can have problems like mold growing inside the ducts. Debris may build up inside the ducts as well. Whether you have a green building or not inspecting the HVAC system is important for your health and well being on your indoor environment. If you are concerned about the HVAC system in your home or commercial building visit our website and we may be able to assist you.

Below is a video provided by “Indoor Air Quality Association” on Green Buildings.

 

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