Greening Homes… without leaving homeowners feeling Blue. Green Building Report Card. Student Carolina West. Grade Prerequisites A Site A
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GreeningHomes…without leaving homeownersfeeling Blue
Student Carolina West
A young couple suffers from
overpowering moldy odor inside 1-year old Energy Star home.
Lack of control over humidity in rooms and in crawl space.
A family is creeped-out from Mold growing on walls inside their 3-year old Green home.
Lack of control over humidity in rooms and
continuous fresh air venting in a damp forest.
A new, tight, Solar Energy Green home leaves its occupants feeling uncomfortable inside their home as they are surrounded by a stale, stuffy mass of air.
Poor fresh air ventilation set-up.
A homeowner finds herself having to live in a tent outside due to severe respiratory irritation when she steps inside her newly-constructed Green Home.
Chlorine off-gassing from unfortunate mix of:
Foamed Cementitious Insulation
Magnesium Oxide Board
Outside humidity entering wall system
Magnesium Chloride content
No fresh air ventilation.
A mother and her daughter suffer from respiratory irritationwhile they remain inside their Green remodeled home.
Odors from a lack of control over humidity in the crawl space and from the use of high VOC construction materials compelling the owner to run an ozone generator non-stop.
A woman cannot escape the relentless heat as she moves from room to room inside her 5-year old Green home.
Cooling air was not set up to circulate from room-to-room .
Natural and Manufactured odors
Building, HVAC, Health
Contact :Indoor Environment Connections12339 Carroll Avenue,Rockville, MD 20852(301) 230-9606
Contact :Energy Vanguard, LLC
(678) 662-4332 1924 Clairmont Rd, Suite 50, Decatur, GA 30033
Rick BaylessA Healthier Home330 Rambling Dr. Hendersonville, NC 28739(828) 243-5192
A Healthier Home
“Sure are an awful lot of:
But I guess if you tack on a couple rain barrels and solar panels you can call anything green.”