In an effort to improve housing options in Las Vegas, the Clark County Community Resources Division (CCCRD) performs substantial renovations to foreclosed homes. After dramatic energy, aesthetic, and health and safety improvements are made, homes are rented or sold to qualified residents. This report describes the evaluation and selection of ventilation systems for these homes. Ventilation is clearly a key component in an efficient, healthy home. When improving the energy performance of homes—often with increased envelope tightness and insulation—selecting ventilation systems is not always straightforward. The ideal ventilation system should be reliable, address indoor environmental quality concerns appropriately, be affordable and practical to install, consume little energy, and be relatively easy to maintain. To learn more read: Evaluating ventilation systems for existing homes.
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