Insulation Institute Blog

Meeting Builder, Buyer Needs for IAQ

In last week's blog post, we reported that architects are seeing changes in home design due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey, there is a greater interest in indoor air quality (IAQ) among custom builders and renovators. That finding piqued our interest in whether...

Nov 12, 2020 4:03:35 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

IAQ Drives Home Design Trends

A plethora of new reports indicate that coronavirus is shaping home design trends in the U.S. and globally. Among them, the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey shows that more outdoor features and flexible spaces are highly desirable. The survey also shows products that improve indoor air quality, thermal moisture control,...

Nov 5, 2020 4:54:57 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

How Building Will Change: Healthier Products

COVID-19 has more Americans staying at home to reduce the rate of disease spread, and that means spending more time indoors. While few people associate indoor air with pollution, a study from Washington State University last year reported that indoor air could be much more polluted than outdoor air. This pollution is due in part to emissions that...

May 8, 2020 12:27:07 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Desire for Healthier Homes Boosts IAQ Solutions

A study commissioned by Second Nature, the nation’s largest home wellness subscription service, revealed that 99 percent of Americans want a healthy home, yet 62 percent say they could do a better job of obtaining one. One of the major ways that homeowners can ensure a healthy home is maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ). The U.S....

Oct 4, 2019 9:16:06 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

The Case for Energy-Plus-Health Programs

Transformations taking place in both the home energy efficiency arena and healthcare are coming together in ways that present opportunities for these industries to work collaboratively to improve outcomes for customers.  VEIC, a sustainable energy company with a mission to enhance the environmental and societal benefits of clean and efficient...

Jul 11, 2019 4:12:25 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Prioritizing Indoor Air Quality in New Construction

Joe “Radio Joe” Hughes of the IAQ Training Institute and IAQ Radio has been training builders and contractors for nearly two decades on indoor air quality issues. Through his popular podcast, trainings, and conferences, he shares insights on building science and the complexities of modern construction, and why indoor air quality is becoming more...

Apr 26, 2019 7:31:38 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd