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  • Ventilation

    The process of supplying air to, or removing air from, a house, most often with a fan.
  • HVAC

    Heating, ventilating and air conditioning explained.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

    A federal agency charged with monitoring and regulating environmental quality, including air quality, and providing research-based information to the public.
  • Exchange Rate

    The rate at which indoor air is replaced with outdoor air.
  • Water Quality Association

    The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry.
  • LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a nationally accepted benchmark.
  • WQA

    The Water Quality Association is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry.
  • MERV

    Stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.
  • Environmental Agents

    What the scientists mean when using this term.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)

    A class of hundreds of different molecular compounds containing carbon that easily evaporates, often released from building materials and found as contaminants in indoor air.
  • Formaldehyde-Based Glues

    Common glues that hold together manufactured wood products such as plywood, oriented strand board and medium density fiber board.
  • Bathroom Fan

    Exhaust fans aren’t just for keeping the bathroom from smelling bad.
  • Fungus

    Mold, mildew, yeast and mushrooms are common examples.
  • Engineered Wood

    Engineered wood has become a popular choice for environmentally preferable flooring.
  • Dust Mites

    These tiny creatures can cause allergies and other respiratory problems.
  • Humidity

    Humidity is moisture in the air in the form of invisible water vapor. See absolute humidity and relative humidity.
  • Central Vacuum System

    Central vacuums have a number of advantages over portable units.
  • Total Solids (TS)

    Total solids are the weight of total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS) and settleable solids per unit volume of water.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters

    A heat pump also can be used to heat water - either as a stand-alone water heating system, or as a combination water heating and space conditioning system.
  • Water

    While quality is generally quite good, blanket assurances can’t be given.

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