Residential Ventilation Handbook: Ventilation to Improve Indoor Air
A comprehensive guide to residential ventilation systems Ventilation is a critical component for building durability and occupant health. Residential Ventilation Handbook gives you the information you need to select and install the appropriate ventilation system for any home. This practical resource covers the latest codes and standards, including the International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and ASHRAE-62-2 ("Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings") requirements, as well as green building guidelines. Ideal as an on-the-job reference and troubleshooting manual, this is an essential guide for novices and experienced contractors alike. Residential Ventilation Handbook covers:Basic applications, airflow, and sizing guidelinesSystem design, installation details, and sound considerationsEffects of house pressuresPassive inlets, outlets, transfer grilles, and makeup airVerification of performance, testing, troubleshooting, service, and maintenance Costs of ventilation, including first costs and life-cycle costsCode and program requirements Fan types and applicationsVentilation for cooling and special applicationsHumidifiers, dehumidifiers, filters, and ventilation accessoriesIndoor air/environmental quality con...
- ASIN: 0071621288
Hacking Indoor Air Quality, 27 Tactics to Quickly Improve the Air You Breathe
Discover 27 Tactics to Impact Your Air Quality & Improve Your Lung Health... This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to make small changes in your life to improve the quality of the air you breathe. Most people know about the dangers of outdoor air pollution, especially in the city. While outdoor air pollution is a problem in most areas, the EPA reports that indoor air quality is worst in many homes. Since related studies report that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, this can mean trouble. Indoor air pollution can cause many harmful side effects. Headaches, fatigue, irritation of the eyes, throat, and nose, and dizziness are common symptoms. In many cases, eliminating the exposure to poor quality air stops the symptoms. When long-term exposure occurs, severe conditions can result. Some of the risks include heart disease, certain types of cancer, and respiratory conditions. The good news is that it is never too late to start improving your quality of life by improving your indoor air quality. Even if you have a pre-existing condition, you may experience some relief by improving the air in your home. In this book, you are going to learn 27 techniques for minimizing and even eliminating indoor air pollution in your home. Your family, your pets, and your body...
- ASIN: 1547140496
Skogluft: Norwegian Secrets for Bringing Natural Air and Light into Your Home and Office to Dramatically Improve Health and
The simple, easy to understand Norwegian method for bringing nature into your home and office to help your health and mood.For millions of years, humans developed in natural environments, in close contact with sunlight, vegetation, water, and air. While we are biologically and physiologically similar to our Stone Age ancestors, most of us spend nearly all of our lives indoors, removed from the natural world. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors in or near nature delivers emotional, psychological, and physical benefits. Jorn Viumdal is on a mission to bring a natural living environment back to the home and workplace. In Skogluft—which translates to” forest air”—he draws on data from the University of Environmental Research and Bioscience in Norway and three decades of NASA research to reveal how a carefully chosen selection of plants grown and placed in a specific way indoors can dramatically improve health, reduce fatigue, strengthen the immune system, and enhance concentration, communication, and vitality. Having these plants around us can help improve how our bodies feel and prevent disease, make us happier and calmer, and increase our efficiency and productivity.Skogluft teaches you how to transform any wall in a home or office into a living wall to help remo...
- ASIN: 0062896229
The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture
With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts―integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures―that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where ...
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- ASIN: 1603584269
Living Decor: Plants, Potting and DIY Projects - Botanical Styling with Fiddle-Leaf Figs, Monsteras, Air Plants, Succulents, Ferns, and More of Your Favorite
Welcome houseplants into your space and use them to make beautiful home decor projects that showcase your plants and your creativity. It's time to change the way we think about houseplants. For too long we have overlooked potted plants and failed to appreciate the many benefits they can bring into our homes: improved air quality, natural decor, brilliant colors, and a greener lifestyle, just to name a few.Living Decor is a manual to introducing the life, beauty, and health benefits of plants into your home in creative ways. Maria Colletti (Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass) brings fun to creating your own arrangements with moss, succulents, air plants, and other favorite indoor greenery. Also find simple guidance for taking care of your plants and DIY tips. This guide to houseplants takes you through modern trends in filling your space with plants, such as display with macramé, concrete planters, new plant stands for popular botanicals like Fiddle Leaf Figs and Monstera, and also shows what a beautiful, unique, and even artistic experience living with plants can be. Step-by-step projects include:Chandelier-style plantersMoss jar gardens and photo framesTerrariumsSucculent centerpiecesAnd more!Beyond the individual projects, you'll find endless ideas for botanical styling from th...
- ASIN: 0760362793
How To Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home Or
How pure is the air you breathe? Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In this beautifully illustrated guide, noted scientist Dr Bill Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants that filter the most common pollutants, making it easy for you to purify the environments that impact you the most.
- ASIN: 1409191664
By Paul RaymerResidential Ventilation Handbook: Ventilation to Improve Indoor Air Quality[Paperback] October 5,
- ASIN: B014GKGT90
Air Plants: Care and Design Made
Air plants have become wildly popular rainforest plants for the home, patio, and even as office plants.But how do you raise an air plant or Tillandsia? Most people are misled to believe they simply “live off air,” while many are still asking “what is an air plant”? Thousands of people buy air plants online without knowing how to care for this incredibly unique bromeliad. They are way easier to care for than soil bound plants – ONLY AFTER you get to know their unique & different care needs. Here you learn:•How different they are to potted plants (soil kills air plants)•How to survive the 1st month (their acclimation period).•How different the water needs are to potted plants•How to chop off the unsightly (and unneeded) roots•How to care for the many babies produced in a year•The origins and natural climate of these tropical beauties•The do’s and don’ts to raising air plants•How to fertilize as well as their fresh air needsAS AN ADDED BONUS: We include design ideas and ways to mount your tropical house plants on bathroom walls, in cork and shells as well as in your homes art pieces.Please be kind and return to review my book.
- ASIN: B009HE9RLS
Air Plant Care and Design: Tips and Creative Ideas for the World?s Easiest
Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they’re popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office.While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide pups” for additional years of enjoyment! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more.Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring, and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air ...
- ASIN: B01JF6U1F8
Gardening Hacks: DIY Solutions to Improve the Efficiency, Healthy & Ecological Footprint of Your
Gardening Hacks!DIY Solutions to Improve the Efficiency, Healthy & Ecological Footprint of Your GardenAre You Ready To Learn A TON Of Great Gardening Hacks? If So You've Come To The Right Place...Here's A Preview Of What This Book Contains...An Introduction To Gardening HacksHow To Improve Your Ecological FootprintThrifty Gardening Hacks That'll Save You Both Time & MoneyHow To Make Organic Pesticides, Deterrents & More!How To Easily Enhance The Quality Of Your SoilRecycling The Right Way With These Great Garden HacksAnd Much, Much More!Order Your Copy And Get Started Now!
- ASIN: 1548310069