Sunday, July 15, 2012

Excel Modular Homes Strives for Better Air Quality

Just about any industry – from construction to fast food to automotive design – can use a breath of fresh air now and then. That’s why Excel Homes introduces, for the first time in the United States, the Certified Living Breathing Home program.

The program was developed in Canada with indoor air quality in mind. A Certified Living Breathing Home (LBH) is designed to provide fresh clean indoor air to every room of the house without compromising the energy efficiency of the HVAC system.

The program is well-timed, too. Some experts have expressed a concern about air quality in today’s popular energy efficient homes. By their very nature, these new homes are built tighter, and some studies indicate that the air inside them can be up to 70 times more polluted than the air outside. Ironic, isn’t it? This stagnant air, experts claim, contributes to many health and respiratory issues of the occupants.

Excel Homes and Airia Brands of Canada have reached an agreement that the only place to get a Certified Living Breathing Home in the United States will be through an authorized and trained Excel Home builder.  Each home will be thoroughly tested by a third party expert to ensure that it meets a series of strict air quality standards.

Bottom line: A Certified Living Breathing Home is a healthier home. And although today’s energy efficient homes do a great job of keeping warm air inside in the winter (and outside in the summer), their tight construction makes it impossible to refresh the indoor air without compromising energy efficiency.  In a Living Breathing Home, this stale, humid indoor air is regularly expelled and replaced with fresh, oxygen-rich air from outside.

1 comment:

Randy Duggan said...

I would appreciate a email address for a person at Excel I can talk to about this. Thank you.