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Do we dare mention that winter is approaching? Well, it's on our minds here in Colorado, so why not discuss continuous insulation! If you have an airtight house and "thick enough" insulation, vapor open is less important. Likewise, if you have an airtight house and vapor open walls, the thickness, while impacting thermal performance, is not as important related to mold issues.
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Finally, if you have vapor open walls and "thick enough" insulation, airtightness is arguably less of an issue. Arguably because all homes should be airtight to reduce losses, improve IAQ, and reduce the potential for condensation in the envelope assemblies. Ideally, you have it all - thick enough to move the dew-point out of the wall assembly, airtight and vapor open to the exterior.
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CI is a complex topic with many levels of concerns—DM us if you have questions.
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We've always been into high-quality outdoor gear. But with the constant talk of breathable materials in building construction such as mineral wool and sheathing—now breathable is always on our minds.
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#Sustainableconstruction #sustainable #resilience #greensolutions #ecobuilding #sustainablearchitecture #sustainablehousing #sustainablematerials #sustainability #greenbuildings #sustainableliving #sustainablebuilding #rockwool #mineralwool #insulation #roxul #buildingsupplies #siga #sigatapes #highperformancebuildings #buildingenvelope #sheathing #weathertight #weatherbarrier #darngoodhaus #passivehouse #passivhaus #LEED
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Effective Kill Efficiency: CERV has done a great job at improving air quality, but the introduction of UV to their already great system has been a game-changer!
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How well does UV work?
It all depends on the lamp power and air velocity. Build Equinox has selected the lamp power in relation to typical CERV airflow to achieve a good first pass kill efficiency of 85%. UVGI radiation breaks up genetic material in microbes, thus providing a deeper layer of health to your home. These microbes are huge culprits for allergies, poor IAQ, and airborne disease transmission. The CERV UV uses an 18W UVGI light source made of titanium oxide doped quartz glass, so it does not produce ozone either.
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Are you ready to incorporate this new system in your next project? Reach out and we will get your order going.
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Well stated! Sometimes we get so caught up in our skill that we forget anyone new to Passive House may simply be confused by the name! Any funny examples of what someone's first impression of what Passiv Haus meant?
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#energynerd #buildingtechnology #buildingenvelope #valueengineering #builtrightbuilttight #naturalmaterials #airtight #airtightness #buildingsciencefightclub #builditbetter #passivehousedesign #greenbuildings #greendesign #blowerdoortest #ACH50 #blowerdoor #LEED #leedplatinum #darngoodhaus
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Investing locally and sharing best practices for high-performance building are core values for AE. If you are new to our Instagram profile, let us introduce Todd Collins (left) and Craig Teasley (right). This year, they have each been focused on the following.
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Todd invests his time in the Golden Planning Commission, which reviews, modifies, and has the authority to enforce building codes. Since Todd lives in Golden, CO, this is an area that he enjoys seeing evolve in the most effective way possible.
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Craig is involved with CRES (Colorado Renewable Energy Society), helping to drive environmental, social, and economic benefits for Colorado by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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AE Building Systems supplies architects, builders, and owners with the products and information necessary to achieve high-performance building objectives and criteria including Passive House, Zero Energy, and Darn Good Haus (DGH). Our passion is fueled not only by our children’s energy and environmental future, but also by the desire to provide property owners with comfortable, healthy, sustainable, and energy-efficient places to live, work, and play.
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