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Rick Bayless

  1. 1. GreeningHomes…without leaving homeowners feeling Blue
  2. 2. Green Building Report CardStudent Carolina WestGrade• Prerequisites A• Site A• Water A• Materials B• Indoor Air Quality F• Energy: Comfort Systems D• Energy: Building Envelope A• Energy: Appliances, Lighting, and RenewablesA
  3. 3. Recent missteps in Greening:
  4. 4. Case #1 “Sick from mold”Issue:A young couple suffers from overpowering moldy odor inside 1-year old Energy Star home.Cause:Lack of control over humidity in rooms and in crawl space.
  5. 5. Case #2 “Mold Attack”Issue:A family is creeped-out from Mold growing on walls inside their 3-year old Green home.Cause:Lack of control over humidity in rooms and continuous fresh air venting in a damp forest.
  6. 6. Case #3 “Forecast Sunny… with a chance of Suffocation”Issue: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.Cause:Poor fresh air ventilation set-up.
  7. 7. Case #4 “The Poison House”Issue: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.Cause: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.
  8. 8. Case #5 “Makeover madness”Issue:A mother and her daughter suffer from respiratory irritationwhile they remain inside their Green remodeled home.Cause: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.
  9. 9. Case #6 “To Air is Human”Issue:A woman cannot escape the relentless heat as she moves from room to room inside her 5-year old Green home.Cause:Cooling air was not set up to circulate from room-to-room .
  10. 10. Fact !...not fiction.
  11. 11. Lots of Green progress !• Materials and construction• Local sourcing• Site protection and use• Energy use• Aesthetics• Water use
  12. 12. What’s still missing?• Health and comfort focus: Cooling comforts Air filtration Natural and Manufactured odors• Air management focus: Air circulation Humidity control• Maintenance focus: Maintenance program Occupant instruction
  13. 13. Building, HVAC, Health and Environmental pros Allies not Aliens
  14. 14. For conversation pullingHealth, Energy, Green Building issues togetherContact : Indoor Environment Connections 12339 Carroll Avenue,Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 230-9606www.ieconnections.com
  15. 15. Building Science& HVAC
  16. 16. For conversation pulling HVAC, Energy, Green Building issues togetherContact : Energy Vanguard, LLC(678) 662-4332 1924 Clairmont Rd, Suite 50, Decatur, GA 30033www.energyvanguard.com
  17. 17. For localconversation pullingHealth, HVAC, Energy, Green Building issues togetherContact :Rick Bayless A Healthier Home 330 Rambling Dr. Hendersonville, NC 28739 (828) 243-5192www.RickBaylessHealthyHome.com
  18. 18. Rick Bayless 243-5192A Healthier Home
  19. 19. A Dichotomy ?
  20. 20. GREEN HOME TOUR
  21. 21. One Visitor Comment:“Sure are an awful lot of:• petroleum-based materials• materials obtained in ways that are anything but "green“• massively energy-inefficient layouts and design• materials sourced from hundreds and thousands of miles awayBut I guess if you tack on a couple rain barrels and solar panels you can call anything green.”

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