Get ready! The 2017 Home Performance Coalition’s (HPC’s) National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show is coming to the Omni Hotel in Nashville March 19-22!
There are a number of easy actions that climate- and economically-minded Americans can take to help reduce carbon emissions, shrink their environment footprint, and boost the economy on a local scale. Buildings in the U.S., including both commercial and residential spaces, account for nearly hal
As we set our health resolutions for the new year, we may choose to eat more organic foods, drink more pure water, and get outside more to exercise and breath in clean air. But as we focus on the health of our body, let’s not forget about the health of our home.
Winter is in full swing. Frosty days and frigid nights bring most of life’s activities indoors where we spend nearly 90% of our time during the winter. This makes indoor air quality (IAQ) a hot topic during these cold months!
Is your skin feeling dryer than usual? Notice that you need to water the houseplants more frequently? It’s hard to believe there would ever be a need for humidifying given how wet the summer was, but let’s face it, it’s dry!
The top three causes of building failure are water, moisture, and humidity. Not only does the water itself cause damage but so too does the mold that takes root in moist, warm, dark, and under-ventilated places. The perfect example of this type of space is an unsealed, unconditioned crawlspace.
The housing industry has seen major technological and material advances in recent years—high efficiency appliances, spray foam insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, residential solar energy, and much more. We are now experiencing large-scale digitalization as computers and smar
Summer in Nashville brings high humidity, which could lead to uncomfortable moisture levels in your home. Here are reasons to fight that humidity, and how you can control the moisture.
Spring and summer allergies are in full swing, but you don't have to suffer. These tips on how to allergen-proof your home will carry you through this season and all the years that follow.
Under new codes, homes are now required to be sealed more tightly to maintain comfort. These codes also ensure that the systems, particularly HVAC units, function properly and efficiently.