Giving a Home a New Life

Submitted by office on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:03

E3 recently completed a project in the Forrest Hills area of Nashville, TN.

The homeowners reached out to E3 about mold and indoor air quality concerns. One of the homeowners is a musician and spends a lot of time in her home studio creating music. The couple also has plans to build a family and wanted to create a space that is healthy and safe. 

Radon Stories from Nashville TN

Submitted by office on Mon, 01/15/2024 - 11:41

January is National Radon Awareness Month, so this year, we are sharing a few stories from local residence who worked with E3 INNOVATE to address radon concerns in their home. 

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the #1 cause among people who have never smoked smoke. It is a radio-active gas that originates from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. There are no signs or symptoms of high radon levels in homes because this gas is invisible to our senses. That is why it is so important to test! 

The #1 Misconception about Mold

Submitted by office on Mon, 09/25/2023 - 16:25

What's the big hype around mold? Is it bad for our health? One of the biggest misconceptions we hear regarding mold is that it's everywhere, so it can't be that bad for us.

Well, mold is everywhere, in every climate across the world. Its nature's composter. BUT, molds that are commonly found growing in a water-damaged building are different than the molds found outdoors.

Dew Point: The most important forgotten temperature

Submitted by office on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 16:13

The southeast is notoriously known for mold. The hot humid summers and cool damp winters allow mold to thrive in this region. Summer 2023 in Nashville saw a lot of rain over a short period of time, which created excessive moisture for a number of days following the rains. 

Mini-Splits Need Maintenance Too

Submitted by office on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 14:29

E3 INNOVATE loves mini-split systems, and for good reasons. Their heat pump technology is very efficient! The outdoor and indoor components run are almost silently, which means no clunky loud units turning off and on all day. Their small sizes allow E3 to match the needs of the house more closely with the size of the equipment, which translates to improved efficiency and cost savings. 

A Healthy Home Makeover Success Story

Submitted by office on Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:20

In August 2022, The Hansen family, Ben and Lisa, came to E3 INNOVATE as a referral from their functional medicine doctor. The family had gotten sick from mold found in a rental home they had been living in a year prior. This motivated the family to build a custom home so they could start fresh with new construction materials. Unfortunately, mold has no sympathy, and in just a few months after moving into their new place, it showed up again.

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Submitted by office on Wed, 01/18/2023 - 09:39

In 2008, The McDonnell’s were in the beginning stages of planning their forever home in historic Franklin, just south of Nashville TN. They were looking to incorporate green high-performance elements into the construction to make an energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable structure. The couple and their builder reached out to E3 INNOVATE to learn about the benefits of spray-foam insulation, sealed crawlspace systems, geothermal heating and cooling, whole-house ventilation using energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), and active radon mitigation systems.