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Background and Overview
Green Design
Affordability
Green Products
Energy
Water Use
Indoor Air Quality
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Codes and Standards
Where To Go for Help
Acknowledgements
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ASHRAE's Residential Ventilation Standard [PDF]
Abstract: The standard is an attempt to address concerns over indoor air quality in dwellings and to set minimum standards that would allow for energy efficiency measures to be evaluated.
Source: Berkeley Lab
URL: http://www-epb.lbl.gov/publications/lbnl-42975.pdf

Better Indoor Air Quality Through Filtration [PDF]
Abstract: Filter efficiency, dilution, extraction, high efficiency air filters, electronic air cleaners.
Source: Southface Energy Institute
URL: http://www.southface.org/web/resources&services/publications
/factsheets/3airfiltr.pdf

Indoor Air Hazards Every Homeowner Should Know About
Abstract: Click on "Indoor Air Hazards". Comprehensive list of common indoor air quality contaminants; signs of potential problems.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service - Housing Program
URL: http://www.montana.edu/wwwcxair/

National Center for Healthy Housing
Abstract: To develop and promote practical methods to protect children from residential environmental hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing.
Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
URL: http://www.centerforhealthyhousing.org/

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
Abstract: SBIC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide. SBIC offers professional training, consumer education, and energy analysis tools for sustainable design and product information. SBIC provides accurate, easy-to-use guidelines, software, and general information about energy conservation measures, energy efficient equipment and appliances, daylighting, and sustainable architecture.
Source: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
URL: http://www.nibs.org/?page=sbic

Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau
Abstract: A joint labor/management organization. TABB is striving to keep the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry certified contractors and technicians the most qualified and prepared in the industry by keeping them abreast of industry developments and cutting edge specifications.
Source: National Energy Management Institute
URL: http://www.tabbcertified.org/

The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Abstract: Comprehensive guide on indoor air quality; types, causes, solutions, improvements.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidestory.html

 


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