Aeroseal Duct Sealant Certified Low VOC Compliant with LEED V4

DUCTSEAL, the aerosol sealant used during the Aeroseal duct sealing process, has been certified compliant for low volatile organic chemical (VOC) emissions in accordance with the latest LEED standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council. Third-party testing by Berkeley Analytical concluded that the sealant tested below the lowest VOC concentration range of £0.5 mg/m3 for the presence of formaldehyde and other targeted VOCs.
This certification confirms that Aeroseal duct sealing meets USGBC LEED v4 standards for low VOC coatings and […]

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Smart Home and Building Technology

The Future of Smart Homes & Buildings: Intelligent HVAC

Imagine a home or building that is always the perfect temperature for its tenants, properly ventilated to reduce dust and airborne allergens, and operating at its advertised energy efficiency rating. With the continuous innovation in technology, that scenario is becoming a reality. Check out a cool story about it by Fast Company.
What is Intelligent HVAC?
As the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry becomes more tech savvy, we’re going to hear more talk about topics like smart homes/buildings and […]

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DOE Pairs Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland

For 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together Energy Exchange and the Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year. The combined Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will give attendees more access to a broad range of technical training sessions, interactive panels and learning opportunities from public and private sector market leaders.
More than 3,000 attendees from the federal, private, education, and state and local government […]

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ASHRAE Publishes New Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits

The newly released ASHRAE Standard 211-2018 for Commercial Building Energy Audits establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings. It also defines the procedures required to perform ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 energy audits, provides a common scope of work for those audit levels for use by building owners and others, and establishes standardized industry practices and minimum reporting requirements for results.
The standard was approved by ASHRAE on April 30, 2018. It was also […]

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Hot Topic: The Impact of Trump’s New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

It’s front page news all over the country: the impact of the newly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. And why not? These two metals are used in countless products we use every day, from the cars we drive to buildings in which we live and work.
In fact, the auto and construction industries are expected to be the hardest hit by these tariffs according to a blog post in the Economists Outlook published by the National Association of Realtors. […]

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The Future of HVAC: Device Driven, Digital Growth, and Beyond

Recently, ACHR News contributor Maria Taylor published an interesting story titled, “Device Driven: HVACR manufacturers talk connectivity, shelf life.” You can read the full ACHR News article here.
Beyond device driven HVAC, the industry is also becoming more digital. Earlier this year, TruTech Tools President Bill Spohn spoke to a live webinar audience about “2018 New Gadgets to Save You Time.” Many of the tools he discussed were digital devices.

WATCH NOW >>> 2018 New Gadgets to Save You Time

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SNIPS: HVAC Duct Construction Regulations to See Changes

An article in the June issue of SNIPS Magazine confirms that 2018 continues to see duct design and installation facing an increased amount of scrutiny.
“When it comes to ductwork, there has been a long-standing chasm between best practices and cost-cutting measures,” said Ken Mueller, a ductwork fabrication specialist at Cincinnati-based HVAC contractor DeBra-Kuempel. “I’ve found that unless there is a specific performance goal being targeted or mandatory proof of compliance, attention to proper duct functioning is often lax.”
As a result, […]

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High Performance Building Week

Celebrate High Performance Building Week 2018 – June 11-15

Celebrate High Performance Building Week from June 11-15, 2018. This week-long event, held in Washington, DC, highlights the positive impact of high performance buildings in improving the quality of life for millions of individuals, producing a more resilient and sustainable world, reducing operating costs, and improving the productivity, comfort and health of building occupants.
An estimated 200 organizations are using this week to lobby for policies and laws to boost energy efficiency and healthy workplaces and employees. High Performance Building […]

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Homeowners Feel More Comfortable, Lower Utility Bills with Aeroseal

Contractors are truly making the lives of homeowners better, worldwide. Recently, Arizona Homeowner Don T. and his wife just had their home ductwork sealed with Aeroseal by local contractor FreshEnergy Home Comfort Solutions (a.k.a. Brothers Reidhead Insulation). The sealing was an oustanding success, and the story is truly life-changing, for the better!
Prior to sealing the air duct system of their house with Aeroseal, Don and his wife were dealing with uncomfortable temperatures in their home and high monthly utility […]

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Environmental Leader Magazine Awards Aeroseal Product of The Year

More than a decade after first being introduced on the market, Aeroseal duct sealing technology continues to win prestigious industry awards.
READ NOW: Aeroseal Awards
Just this week, Environmental Leader Magazine announced Aeroseal duct sealing technology as a Product of the Year winner for the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. But wait, there’s more!
The magazine also chose Aeroseal to receive the Judge’s Choice Award – the event’s highest honor.
Since celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Aeroseal continues to be recognized […]

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