Houses Need to Breathe… Right?

Construction, Design, Energy Codes, Health, Measurement & Verification

This colorful and easy-read article addresses the common concern “we’re building houses too tight”. It explains the importance of building tight, well-ventilated homes; describes (with great artwork) ventilation system options, implications, and costs; and includes a brief summary of the ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation standard. Written by Max H. Sherman, a consulting building scientist and physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA.

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