Posts Tagged ‘ventilation system’

HUD Seeking Input from MHCC

January 10th, 2013 Comments off

A letter dated Jan. 9, 2013, from Henry Czauski, HUD’s Acting Deputy Administrator in the Dept. of Manufactured Housing, to Robert Solomon, Project Mgr. of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), says the Government Accounting Office (GAO) finished a study of air quality and ventilation systems in manufactured housing. The GAO recommends HUD, working with the MHCC, develop a method to test the overall effectiveness of the ventilation system in terms of indoor air quality, as part of the HUD certification process. As MHProNews has learned, the letter is essentially asking for input from the MHCC on the GAO recommendations. For the complete text, click here.

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New Roof System Saves Energy Expense

September 11th, 2012 Comments off

GizMag reports a new roof and attic system developed by the Dept. of Energy that can be retrofitted to existing homes could save homeowners $100 a year, offsetting the $100 to $300 typically lost annually because of poorly sealed heating and cooling ducts that leak conditioned air into attics. Developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the passive ventilation system moves air from the underbelly of the attic that normally goes into the house, and carries it up and out. Featuring a foil-covered polystyrene insulation that fits over and between rafters in new construction, or attached to a shingled roof on existing homes, the system also has controls for radiation and convection. MHproNews has learned the $2000 for installation is far less expensive than spray foam in reducing the average household’s energy consumption.

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