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As contractors seal up homes, they also need to consider proper ventilation, avoid common mistakes, and follow industry protocols to ensure occupant health and safety.
Advances in heat and energy recovery ventilation technology, driven largely by industry standards and increasingly stringent building codes, have pushed manufacturers to offer multiple energy-saving ventilation solutions contractors can choose from for new and retrofit projects on residential and commercial structures.
Increasingly demanding standards and regulations are having a clear impact on the energy efficiency and effectiveness of products used in residential ventilation and air movement.
The TEK Plug Fans combine precision injection molding techniques with modern high-strength plastics to produce a wheel that is stronger than steel, yet half its weight.
Johnson Controls announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, one of the largest providers of air distribution and ventilation products in North America, for approximately $1.6 billion.
ASHRAE has announced a proposed change to Standard 62.2 that would place all residential dwelling unit IAQ requirements under that standard in order to provide consistency of ventilation requirements.
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Available for new installations and retrofits, the EarthWise™ Intelligent Variable Air System uses advanced technology, new design strategies, and optimized controls to deliver lower energy costs and higher occupant satisfaction, the company said.
The Energy Star-rated, easy-to-install EcoVent™ vent fan incorporates the Veri-Boost™ feature to ensure that designed airflow is achieved to help meet ASHRAE 62.2, Energy Star 3.0 for Homes, LEED for Homes, California Building Standards Code Title 24, CalGreen, and most green building programs without compromising the look and style of any bathroom, said the company.
This technical bulletin is particularly important for contractors who are currently following ASHRAE 62.2-2010, as ASHRAE has made major modifications to its latest update, ANSI/ASHRAE 62.2-2013.