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Thermo Pride air handler provides complete comfort for central or zoned heating, cooling or both. For heating, when you install an optional hydronic coil in the air handler and attach it to a boiler or water heater, you enjoy a warm and very comfortable temperature rise approaching 70 degrees.
When choosing an air conditioner from Weil-McLain, we want to make sure you choose the correct unit for your home. Some key points to keep in mind are tonnage, warranty, your calculated payback and whether a 13 or 14 SEER air conditioner is best for you.
American Association of Radon Scientists and Technoligists (AARST)
AARST MISSION: AARST is a nonprofit, professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation and transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large.
Since 1986, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to reforming the civil justice system. A nationwide network of state-based liability reform coalitions backed by 135,000 grassroots supporters.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another form of asbestos cancer, fill out the form below to receive a free information packet in the mail.
Mesothelioma is one of the deadliest diseases known to man; the average life span of an inflicted person from the time of diagnosis until death is less than 24 months. It's a disease that strikes approximately 3,000 United States citizens each and every year
Scientists find 'baffling' link between autism and vinyl flooring
Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit phthalates, are twice as likely to have autism, according to a new study by Swedish and U.S. researchers. Scientists call the discovery "intriguing and baffling." Experts suspect that genetic and environmental factors combine to cause autism, which has increased dramatically in children over the past 20 years.
Why do you need a backflow preventer? Backflow Preventer Costs. You must have a backflow preventer on your irrigation system. In most places this is the law, everywhere else it's just the smart thing to do.
How to Select a Backflow Preventer. Types of Backflow Preventers. Atmospheric Vacuum breaker. Anti-Siphon Valves Pressure Vacuum Breaker Double Check Type Backflow Preventer Reduced Pressure Type Backflow Preventer
Basement Water Proofing - Sani-Tred - Do It Yourself Basement Waterproofing
UNIQUE-PATENT-PENDING SYSTEM! Repairs Badly Deteriorated Concrete, Internally Waterproofs, Eliminates Moisture Vapor Drive and Radon at the Same Time Due to unique technical breakthroughs in polymer chemistry, a complete, permanent indoor basement waterproofing system is both available and affordable for the home owner or commercial property owner!
Basement Water Proofing - Basement Waterproofing Sealer
How to check for moisture: dampness at the base of walls rust at the base of steel posts or the heater stains, discoloration or decay on wood partitions, paneling, drywall, wood posts efflorescence ("white powder") on the concrete peeling floor tiles or mildewed carpeting stains or mildew on objects stored on the floor damp smell in the carpeting and finishes musty smell indicates that molds or mildew have already taken hold condensation on windows and concrete plugged or damaged rain gutters improper grading, puddling of water, and the growth of moss. Check for leaks any visible cracks in the concrete, the floor-to-wall
Basement Water Proofing - American Basement Solutions
Since 1992, Basement Solutions has been performing wet basement and crawlspace repair with superior skill and efficiency of the waterproofing industry. Our certified technicians in foundation repair have been solving the problems of shifting and settling foundations, bowed walls, and wall cracks for thousands of homeowners.
Our products are designed to help you eliminate your leaky basement, mold, foul smell, buckling walls, crawl space high moisture, etc. We do this with quality products so you can permanently eliminate your basement problems. Your wet basement can be solved by using the Dry Up system to control and channel the water from the leaking walls to a sump pump. We offer the Dry Up system in a home kit that is easy to install that has helped thousands of homeowners.
Basement Waterproofing & Structural Repair - The National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC)
The NAWSRC website is devoted to helping the public and the Consumer. The "Help Section" is designed to provide answers to any and all your questions related to basement waterproofing, house foundation repair, concrete repair, house leveling, pier and beam, as well as other facets related to home or commercial basement waterproofing, foundation, concrete, and structural problems.
For DIY and professionals: Products,advice & videos.
Since 1987, Emecole has manufactured a variety of epoxy, polyurethane foam and polyurea materials for the repair of concrete cracks in foundations and floors. Our complete repair system provides contractors the components necessary to efficiently and effectively repair structural or leaking cracks.
Block Foundations - How to Inspect & Diagnose Concrete Block Foundation Cracks, Leans, Bows, Settlement
How to Inspect & Diagnose Concrete Block Foundation Cracks, Leans, Bows, Settlement - Masonry block or "cinder block" foundation defects listed, described & explained Concrete block or "cinderblock" or concrete masonry unit (CMU) foundation inspection procedures are provided. Photographs of foundation damage patterns and types
Block Foundations - "Rock Face Block" - Our stamps are authentic and have been approved for historic restoration by Historic Societies
Rusticated concrete block, also called rockfaced concrete block, was made in a mold to create a surface texture that resembles stone. Its popularity as a building material peaked between 1905 and 1930.
BOIFerm - Viessmann Group - Energy Systems - Waste to Energy
BIOFerm Energy Systems wants to help you turn your organic waste into energy. Our unique dry fermentation system uses anaerobic digestion to generate biogas, which contains methane. Biogas can be burned to generate heat and electricity or conditioned to run your natural gas vehicle.
An integral part of the ECR family is Dunkirk Boilers, America's Hottest Boiler Value! Dunkirk has been a trusted supplier of gas and oil-fired hot water and steam boilers for residential and commercial buildings since 1928.
New Yorker fills the need for reliable and affordable heating systems by creating high quality, low cost, cast iron and steel boilers with DOE Heating Capacities ranging from 104 MBH to 1,008 MBH. Products Literature Technical Information
It All Begins With a Peerless BoilerA SYSTEM WITH OPTIONS
A hydronic heating system is both practical and efficient. It is also quite versatile, allowing you to heat your home with conventional radiators or baseboards as well as providing you with the ability to add other unique heating options to your system; including the Peerless Partner indirect-fired water heater to fulfill your domestic water heating needs. Other hydronic options include:
radiant systems (floor heating, radiant panels, towel warming racks, etc.) snow-melting applications tankless coils hydronic coils for enhancing the efficiency of electric heat-pump applications
ECR International takes pride in it's ability to deliver a complete package of heating and cooling products. An integral part of the ECR product family are gas and oil-fired boilers for residential and commercial buildings. High efficiencies, easy maintenance and installation features, and limited lifetime warranties make our gas and oil boilers the preferred choice of contractors and homeowners alike.
Boilers - Solaia Cast Iron Boilers (Boyertown Furnace Co.)
The Solaia Boiler is a low mass wet-base boiler with steel push nipples. Constructed of GG20 cast iron for greater durability, excellent heat transfer and resistance to corrosion, the Solaia boiler is the result of over 50 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. Solaia addresses the growing concerns about fuel prices, the environment, and the need for preserving the worlds natural resources. Its three pass design allows flue gases to stay inside your boiler longer to achieve maximum efficiency. A unique front jacket panel and a completely removable front cast iron door allows for the overall ease in serviceability of the Solaia Boiler. The Solaia is manufactured in compliance with the ISO 9002 standards. The Solaia Boiler features a Riello oil burner and is energy star rated with efficiencies from 86.4% to 87%.
Since 1932, Thermo-Dynamics Boilers have been designed, engineered and manufactured in the state of Pennsylvania, home of some very harsh winters and some very American craftsmen. We're proud of our people and they're proud of their work. The quality we build into each Thermo-Dynamics boiler is well-known: we are one of the country's leading manufacturers of residential steel boilers.
At the core of Cityspace Solar is the idea that we have made a commitment to: consistent client communications, superior follow thru, and making renewable energy a standard part of commercial & residential construction
BPC Green Builders is dedicated to the construction and renovation of beautiful homes that benefit both homeowners and the environment. We invite you to learn how BPC s expert application of residential building science and green building strategies could lead to a wonderful new or renovated home for you and your family.
Green Building Introduction Q. What is a cool metal roof? Q. What makes cool metal roofing a sustainable product? Q. What are the recycled levels for steel roofing? Q. What is Energy Star and how does it apply to cool metal roofing? Q. Do cool metal roofs really save a building owner energy and money? Q. What is LEED? Q. What are photovoltaics and how do they relate to cool metal roofing? Q. Are there codes or standards that I should be aware of when using cool metal roofing? Q. What type of utility incentives exist for cool metal roofing? Q. Are there any tax incentives associated with the purchase of a new metal roof?
Building Green - Smarter Buildings-Given their environmental impact, it's time we designed from the earth up
If you're sitting in a conventional office building while you read this, take a moment to listen to your surroundings hum and breathe.
The HVAC system, the lights, the water, the elevators, the power and cooling for technology, the heating and cooling for people: all contribute to making buildings a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions "and a leading energy user. In fact, by 2025, buildings will use more energy than any other category of "consumer." (Already today, in the United States, they represent 70% of energy use.) And 40% of the world's current output of raw materials goes into buildings. That's about 3 billion tons ... annually.
Search for products. Stronger building products, environmentally-friendly paper and packaging, ground-breaking uses for cellulose fibers. Weyerhaeuser delivers products that meet the needs of our customers and improve the world we live in. Take a moment to explore our diverse range of products.
building science.com provides objective, high-quality information about buildings. This resource combines building physics, systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than most buildings built today.
Building Science Corporation is a building science consulting firm with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Waterloo, Ontario and clients throughout North America. Building Science Corporation specializes in building technology consulting. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and forensic (building failure) investigations. We are also on the leading edge of the design of sustainable communities and buildings. We believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.
The books you will find here provide high quality information and expert opinion about building physics and systems design concepts to promote the design and construction of buildings that are durable, healthy, energy efficient and cost effective.
Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets and Cabinets for the Entire Home. Kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, home office cabinets, home entertainment cabinets, laundry, game room, any room of your home. Of Performa Organization System for kitchen cabinets, a new way of organizing that makes it easy to find and store what you need. Of custom accents and decorating ideas - plate racks, built-in bookcases and pantries, kitchen islands and bars, cabinet door inserts, appliance panels, wooden range hoods, display shelves, contrasting mouldings, complementary finishes, mobile islands, decorative glass doors and cabinet hardware - that will let you stretch your imagination like never before.
For over 100 years, Thomasville has built furniture in styles to suit every taste. And cabinetry is no different. As you browse this website, you'll almost certainly find the look that's right for you - traditional or contemporary, formal or casual, urban-country or Euro. Browse cabinet doors with inset moulding, beadboard detailing, Shaker silhouettes, sleek slab fronts, traditional arches, and more. Select from maple, cherry, hickory, oak and laminate in finishes ranging from wood stains to paints to premium glazes.
If you're unfamiliar with our Mizuya Kitchen Cabinets you can start by reading about the benefits of the Mizuya Kitchen
You can also see a video of the Mizuya Kitchen in HGTV's 'Kitchen Equipped', or read an interview with one of our customers about his complete kitchen renovation project
Why Choose Mizuya Kitchen Cabinets? Modular and freestanding - Pieces can be used in different configurations and adapted for any purpose. Use your cabinets in any room or take them with you when you move.
Custom carpentry - All our kitchen cabinets are available in both stock and custom sizes as well as your choice of two woods, six stains, and five hardware options.
CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETS & BATHROOM CABINETS DESIGNED FOR YOUR HOME
Homeowners, we have three new designs in kitchen and bathroom cabinets for you to consider: Bamboo, Rosewood and Wenge (pronounced when-gay), as well as and three new finishes: Daiquiri, Paprika and Chateaux Toffee.
Choose from a wide selection of top brand-name kitchen cabinets. Purchase everything at manufacturer-direct wholesale prices. Find everything you need to remodel your kitchen in one convenient local showroom.
From the kitchen to the bath, great room to home office, laundry room to bedroom and every room in between, KraftMaid can help you create customized cabinetry to suit your personal style. Browse through each room section for inspiration to help you create built-to-order furniture that fits with your family's lifestyle.
KraftMaid offers a multitude of door style offerings in maple, hickory, oak, cherry, birch and laminate in an array of finishes and glazes to complement any design style. The Durakraft finish, KraftMaid s exclusive 14-step finishing process extends the original color and clarity while standing up to everyday wear in the kitchen and bath.
And don t forget to complete your cabinetry design with KraftMaid's wide variety of decorative enhancements. Accent your cabinetry with a Toekick Valance, showcase your best china with Bistro glass inserts, or add the finishing touch with Satin Pewter hardware.
Carpenter Ant & Bee information can be found below under W, look for "Wood Destroying Insects"
CDC - National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
This Web page contains two sources of information about the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals:
new biomonitoring results published in the peer-reviewed literature since the release of the Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (Third Report) and the full text of the Third Report.
Chinese drywall causes problems on the Treasure Coast
The contaminated Chinese drywall may be emitting one of several sulfur compounds including sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide. While exposure to fumes from sulfur dioxide can create irritation and breathing disorders, exposure to hydrogen sulfide can be deadly.
Exposure to 50 parts per million of hydrogen sulfide for more than ten minutes can cause extreme irritation. Inhalation of 500 to 1,000 parts per million can cause unconsciousness and death through respiratory paralysis and asphyxiation, according to environmental experts.
A handful of builders and environmental consultants are investigating whether the drywall, a wide flat board used to create interior walls, is emitting sulfur-based gases that may be corroding air-conditioner coils, computer wiring and metal picture frames
Chinese drywall - Scope widens in Chinese drywall case
The problem of defective Chinese drywall is no longer confined to coastal Florida.
The Washington, D.C.-based America's Watchdog, which is partnering with high-powered attorneys across the country, says that its own investigation has found defective Chinese drywall in Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Texas.
Chinese drywall (which is referred to as gypsum wallboard or plasterboard or "imported plasterboard") is drywall imported from China which contains high amounts of sulfur and sulfur related compounds. Many believe that humidity causes the sulfur in the drywall to out gas (i.e., migrate into the indoor air) which not only creates a noxious odor, but corrodes copper
NeverPaint AgainThe Ultimate exterior coating product The luxurious finish is easy to clean, mildew resistant and will not change the architectural appearance of the home. It can even be approved in historic districts and communities with rigid architectural review board requirements. The technologically advanced spray vinyl coating provides more durability and protection than standard paints and other coatings. Able to withstand the most severe of weather without wearing out, Liquid Vinyl stays looking fresh. It's an investment that will save you money on painting and exterior maintenance.
Aesthetically Pleasing Radiant works with any kind of floor covering and does not require unsightly ductwork in ceilings.
Clean and Quiet Because a radiant system doesn t use fans or blowers, it s quiet and doesn t circulate dirt, dust or allergens around a structure.
Eco-friendly Radiant systems are adaptable to various energy-efficient heat sources, including geothermal, solar and waste, as well as free sources of energy such as biomass. Energy Efficient The water in a radiant system has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, so it can heat using less energy than a forced-air system.
Guaranteed Satisfaction An Uponor radiant heating system is backed by a 30-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.
Proven Reliability For over 35 years, more than 12 billion feet of our tubing has been installed in radiant, plumbing and fire safety systems worldwide.
Concrete Foundations - The Stabilzor Foundation Repair System
The Stabilizor is a unique and exceptionally strong helical piling system (helical pier, helical support) designed and manufactured by Atlantic Foundation & Repair. Patented articulating bracket, this powerful system gently lifts and permanently supports settled houses and other structures.
Concrete Foundations - Berkeleyan - Retrofits take 'green' approach to concrete foundations
The foundations incorporate high-volume fly ash concrete, which requires far less fossil fuel to produce than conventional concrete. Fly ash is a byproduct of coal-burning power plants. The ash is created at high temperatures and becomes tiny, beady glass particles.
Concrete - Pervious Concrete - when it rains...it drains
Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations.
We have over 20 years experience in the development and application of polyurethane products for concrete and asphalt repair.
Our Concrete and Asphalt Repair materials are specifically designed to provide quick installation and long-term durability for everything from high traffic roadways to parking decks, to your driveway or walls and flooring at home.
If you read the basic mission of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States, you see that it is charged with, “Protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.” And yet, if you read a bit farther you see something quite startling. What is so startling? Even though this group admits that its sworn duty is to protect consumers, there are more than $1 trillion in costs related to death, injury, and property damage due to unsafe or unhealthy products each year.
Decking - AZEK Decks - engineered decking material
AZEK Deck The #1 brand of stain resistant decking, is a superior decking option. Refining and redefining the very notion of building a deck. Engineered with Procell Technology, AZEK Deck virtually eliminates the shortfalls associated with wood and composite decking.
Aluminum & Composite Decking - A Low Maintenance Solution Deck Construction Guide Metal Railing Systems Are Easy To Install What Makes A Deck Unique? Deck Lighting Has Come A Long Way Custom Deck Plans Service
Bear Board recycled plastic lumber comes in a variety of dimensions and profiles, giving you an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective solution for your plastic lumber project. Decking/Railing Marine Industrial/Commercial Fencing
You want something that will last for years of enjoyment. A 25-year limited warranty1 comes with all EverGrain products. This protects your investment against rotting, splintering, splitting and termite damage. And that s just the beginning of the list of reasons to choose EverGrain. Here are a few more:
Nine natural colors2 " Cedar, Redwood, Weathered Wood, Cape Cod Grey and Forest Green in our Classic Collection. CherryWood, Golden Oak, Thunderstorm Grey and Rustic Birch in our Vibrance Collection . Low maintenance Coordinating skirting and railing systems to complement your deck Provides slip-resistance Easy installation Contains recycled material ICC approved " Independent industry performance standards
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIENTIOUS and committed to green decking materials for over 20 years. IN 20 YEARS - Never had a product recall or failure due to product delamination, decay, or rot. MORE THAN 90% recycled materials - 30% from post consumer and 60% from pre-consumer recycled materials are used to make MoistureShield. MoistureShield is also a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified Green Product PATENTED HEAT PROCESS - Enables wood pulp to be completely encapsulated with plastic. Thus resulting in a product with vibrant lasting color, greater resistance to moisture, mold, mildew and staining TWO PROFILES - designed to meet your decking needs. Available in either an engineered or solid profile PROPRIETARY INGREDIENTS - Using wood pulp of larger size, rather than wood flour, enables complete uniformity of encapsulation. AERT MOISTURESHIELD " Is not water cooled during the extrusion process, thus preventing stresses to the plastic and less problems or concerns after the deck has been installed. THREE PRODUCT OFFERINGS - Good, Better and Best line of decking products: LifeCycle (2-colors), MoistureShield (6-colors) and Tropical Rainforest Collection (2 colors) compliment an entire line from One Manufacturer. WARRANTY " Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty for MoistureShield and Tropics. There is a 10-year warranty for LifeCycles.
Decking - Timber Tech - composite decking material
Beyond all the beauty and worry-free practicality, homeowners choose TimberTech's composite decking, deck railings, lighting and fencing for our proven quality and unrivaled range of choices, colors and design possibilities. Each of our composite decking and deck railing products offers the low-maintenance lifestyle you prefer, with no painting, staining or sealing to get in the way of good times. TimberTech's complete product line lives up to our famous brand promise: Less Work. More Life.
Trex takes the natural beauty of wood, but leaves behind all the rotting and splintering. You won't miss the splinters and neither will your feet. Trex is also a breeze to maintain, so you'll spend more time relaxing on your deck instead of working on it. And Trex is soft and smooth to the touch, so feel free to kick off your shoes and make yourself at home outside.
Trex offers more creative freedom than other decking materials. Its style options include not only the ability to physically bend and shape, but also a variety of colors and textures to choose from when crafting your perfect deck.
Our steel and aluminum decking systems are engineered to deliver a lifetime of performance. Whether your needs are commercial or residential, Xccent steel and aluminum decking systems are a solid solution.
Family-Friendly Composite Decking No matter the splatter, the ultra-low maintenance surface of Latitudes Capricorn Tropical Composite Decking gives your family freedom and you peace of mind against virtually any type of spill-making plates optional.
Doctor Fungus - your on-line reference to all things mycological!!
Learn about Fungi Think you have a fungal infection Think you have a sick building Antifungal Agents The Laboratory MIC Database Education & Tools Image Bank Lecture Bank Video Bank Knowledgebase Mycolgy & Medical Events Calender
Determine what type of shower enclosure is right for you.
At Basco Shower Enclosures, we take over 50 years of experience, couple it with innovation, and give our customers outstanding style and function for every bathroom in their house. We know bathrooms are more than basic necessities - they are luxurious comfort zones.
Our goal is to manufacture the finest shower enclosures available anywhere, and we're succeeding:
Liberty Valley Doors has been a custom wood stile & rail door manufacturer since 1980. We can manufacture doors any size, design, out of any type of wood. We also offer pre hang and pre finish options. Our quality and service is second to none.
Committed to the Environment
Liberty Valley Doors is committed to accelerating the transition to sustainable building, energy, and economic practices. We believe sustainability is the ethical choice.
The Advantage of Fiberglass Fiberglass is a durable alternative to wood or steel for your entry or patio door. It won t rot, crack, split, or warp as often found with wood doors, and it resists dents, scratches and rust often found with steel doors.
TruStile s premium interior doors and exterior doors transform any space from ordinary to extraordinary. TruStile offers over 400 standard door styles in MDF, glass and wood, as well as the ability to create any custom design.
Waterproofing membranes are a critical component for keeping basements dry, but they re only half the solution. In most areas of the country, a complete drainage system should also be installed to relieve hydrostatic pressure and extend the life of the waterproofing membrane.
Whether you are building a private residence or an apartment complex, our pipe has virtually an unlimited array of applications. Each application involves controlling the amount of water on a piece of property, from its collection to its distribution and/or removal.
Water Filters, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Kitchen Faucets & Whole House Water Filtration. Find these products and a whole lot more at Advanced Water Filters, Home of the Original Tap Master!
We offer a complete line of premium and value reverse osmosis units for the home or office. We also carry all the necessary replacement filters for both the reverse osmosis systems offered here as well as other standard RO systems. Please also see our extensive line of kitchen faucets.Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Premium RO Filter Units - Tap Master Value RO Filtration Units - Value Line Water Filtration Units Value Line Water Filtration Units - Value Filters Counter Top Units - Tap Master Jr. Replacement Filters Generic, Tap Master, and Value Line Replacement Filters Filtered Shower Heads Original Royal Universal Shower Falls
Drinking Water - EPA - Drinking Water in New England
Private Well Owners...
Recent studies in New England identified contamination of some private wells from methyl-tertiary-butyl ether (MtBE (PDF) (6 pp., 385 KB, about PDF) ), radon and arsenic. But, many homeowners are not aware of this risk to their drinking water.
Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Home Water Treatment Devices (NSF)
Selecting and Using Water Treatment Devices
The NSF Water Treatment Device Certification Program requires extensive product testing and unannounced audits of production facilities. The goal of this program is to provide assurance to consumers that the water treatment devices they are purchasing meet the design, material, and performance requirements of national standards.
Selecting and Using Water Treatment Devices Drinking Water Treatment Technologies Styles of Water Treatment The Importance of Certification Drinking Water Treatment and Homeland Security Additional Information Search for NSF-Certified Products
Drinking Water Treatment Systems - North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Drinking water supplies may be contaminated by many sources. Hazardous household wastes, septic systems, lawn and garden chemicals, leaking fuel storage tanks, animal waste, agricultural chemicals, landfills, and leaching of metals from plumbing systems may contaminate water.
Typical Water Qually Problems and Recommended Treatment Systems
"Most americans would assume that basic toxicity testing is available and that all chemicals in commerce today are safe... this is not a prudent assumption... most of them have never been tested."US EPA  Nearly one million children in the United States still have unacceptable blood lead levels, mostly as a result of lead paint exposure. Over 70,000 new chemicals have been brought into commercial production and released to the environment in the last 100 years.
ECO-Home Magazine - Your Source for Green Products + Technology
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Sustainable construction design does not mean to do without, but rather, to do the same with less. When compared to transportation and manufacturing, buildings in aggregate are our highest energy consumption segment in the United States, a good portion of which is for air-conditioning. Considering their current economic woes, schools do well to save money wherever possible, utilizing the savings for other needs.
Today, schools are being built and renovated to be as energy-efficient as possible. In this regard, high-efficiency windows play an important role. But as we've been primarily focused (and for good reason) on improving our energy consumption, the need to take a close look at another important building science topic is apparent.
The Energy Detective (TED) can easily help you save 10-20% on your electric bill - hundreds of dollars
How exactly does TED help? It's really a simple concept - If you can measure it, you can manage it. That's what TED is all about. An intuitive, real-time, accurate electricity monitor, TED monitors your energy usage and presents the information to you in a simple, easy-to-understand format.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices
A new ENERGY STAR specification for geothermal heat pumps went into effect on December 1, 2009. The new specification allows water-to-water GHPs to immediately be eligible to qualify for the label. On average, ENERGY STAR qualified products covered under this new specification will be over 45 percent more energy efficient than standard options.
Environmental Data Resources, Inc - Environmental Reports for your Clients
At this report to your home inspection. Join a growing group of home inspectors who realize the importance and value of adding a Neighborhood Environmental Report to their home inspection. The report scans over 1,400 databases and millions of records of potential land and groundwater contamination within 1 mile* of the entered address. In the report your buyer will be able to see:
Location of leaking tanks (e.g. gas stations) Location of spills (e.g. manufacturing and dry cleaners) Former oil tank spills at residential homes Clandestine drug lab/meth lab homes (34,000+ known in the US) Location of "Superfund" sites (about 1300 in the US) All potential homebuyers should consider screening, but it is especially important to screen homes within mile of gas stations, dry cleaners, or general commercial use
Environmental Health News - Published by Environmental Health Science
The mission of Environmental Health News is to advance the public s understanding of environmental health issues by providing access to worldwide news about a variety of subjects related to the health of humans, wildlife and ecosystems.
Energy Conservatory Articles - Are Your Houses Too Tight? View other articles
The airtightness of the building envelope is an important key to understanding the performance of any new house. Uncontrolled air leakage can result in high fuel bills, failure of building components, and increased builder callbacks. As a result, more and more time is being spent by the building trades sealing up new houses in an effort to reduce problems associated with air leakage.
Yet at the same time, most builders are continuing to rely on uncontrolled air leakage through holes and cracks in the building envelope to provide adequate ventilation for the occupants.
The Exterior Design Institute is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of training and certifying Building Envelope and EIFS Inspectors and Moisture Analysts to promote quality control within the construction industry.
Only the best Level 1 EIFS Inspector Training Online. For over 10 years the Exterior Design Institute has been certifying EIFS Third Party Inspectors all over the world.
Federal Pacific Electric Panels - Fires Waiting to Happen, Debate Waiting to Be Ended
Latent Fire, Shock Hazards of FPE Stab-Lok Equipment How many FPE Panels are there? What is the FPE Stab-Lok Failure Rate? What tests prove that the hazard is real? Failure reports & technical reports on FPE (updated May 2007)
Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Hazards - Mike Holt, National Electrical Code
Mike Holt's Comment: The failure rates for these circuit breakers are significant, see the CPSC study. For Additional information about this problem, visit the excellent website http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm managed by Daniel Friedman http://www.inspect-ny.com.
FHP Manfacturing - Geothermal Heating & Cooling - "How it Works" Video
"Water Is Cheaper Than Air" This informative 8 minute video shows you how FHP Energy Systems work to save you money and conserve energy. The video will describe in detail how well water systems, earth coupled / geothermal systems, and cooling tower / boiler systems work and also gives you background information on who FHP is and why we are a natural choice for your heating and cooling needs. Be advised if your a modem user that it does take some time to download a 9 MB file (approximately 15-60 minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection), however it is well worth the wait for the information you will get out of this video.
For DSL/Cable/T1 or faster, the larger videos contain more detail but may take several minutes to download depending on your ISP's bandwidth.
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Fire Protection - Specialty Products, Inc - Spray Fire Barrier
Fire Barrier protection sealant for use over Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.
Flame Seal-TB receives industry's first ICC approval for 15-min. fire barrier paint for SPF insulation. Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) announce that Flame Seal-TB , a spray-applied fire retardant paint receives ICC approval...
Faster Sprinklers put out most fires in seconds, before the fire department arrives and before there's major damage. Guaranteed The tubing behind the Uponor AQUASAFE System comes with a 25-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.
Reliable Sprinklers respond to heat not smoke, and draw water from your main cold water line. The odds of a malfunction are just one in 16 million.
Safer While smoke detectors alone increase survival rates by 50%, adding sprinklers increases that to 97%.
RESOURCES Educate decision-makers about the need for home fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family new homes.
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New legislation is threatening the adoption of home fire sprinkler provisions for new one- and two-family dwellings. Across the United States, sprinkler opponents are pushing state legislation that would restrict a community s ability to make its own decision about model safety codes for new construction. The legislation would prevent any community from implementing any new sprinkler mandates in one- and two-family homes. If it becomes law, such legislation will put lives at risk.
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Coastal Forest Products is an environmentally-conscious wholesale supplier of Cedar, Fir, and a myriad of other specialty products to the retail lumberyard.
In order to simplify viewing our complete line of products, we ve created an electronic product catalog. In addition to the many types and dimensions of traditional wood products, we ve furthered our green commitment by offering many new recycled products for a variety of applications.
As the leading manufacturer of polyethylene coated copper tubing for Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Fuel Oil, Potable Water and various industrial applications, Kamco is devoted to providing superior quality products that help make installations easier and more efficient.
Furnaces - Hallmark Furnace from Boyertown Furnace Company
Since it first went into production in 1939, the Hallmark Furnace has delivered the finest quality and engineering innovations available in a warm air furnace. Our commitment to customer service and satisfaction at all levels is well known in the industry. By listening to our customers, we have been able to make engineering improvements based on the direct input of the professionals who sell, install, and service warm air furnaces. Our engineers are constantly developing and incorporating the latest advancements to assure that the Hallmark Furnace meets current oil heating standards. Your oil dealer will tell you that the Hallmark is one of the most serviceable units available. As a homeowner, you trust your oil dealer to provide heating equipment to keep your family warm on the coldest winter nights ..... and your oil dealer trusts the Hallmark to deliver the comfort, performance, and reliability that his customers deserve.
Comfort, be it in your home or business, is the ultimate issue. A new furnace and/or air conditioner is a critical part of your system, but think in terms of "the system". The furnace and/or air conditioner, duct system, registers and grills, thermostat, chimney/venting system plus all other items making up "the system" need to be evaluated as part of any heating/cooling equipment change. Together, the equipment and "the system" provide the comfort, security and dependability desired.
ECR International takes pride in offering a full line of revolutionary HVAC equipment including the Oneida Royal brand of furnaces. Since 1822, Oneida Royal furnaces have been engineered for home heating comfort and efficiency.Designed for performance and built to last, they are top performers in home heating with innovative design features that will deliver years of dependable heat to your home.
No matter which Oneida Royal furnace you choose, you are assured that it features a design that uses only the best components available making it one of the most reliable and fuel efficient furnaces on the market.
Furnaces - Regal Furnace from Boyertown Furnace Company
With efficiencies up to 85.9% the Regal Furnace addresses your concerns about rising fuel prices. The Regal Furnace is perfect for those homeowners whose space is a premium. The attractive enclosed vestibule on the Regal Furnace allows installation in living space that has become so important in today s home. Our heavy 10 gauge primary and 14 gauge secondary heat exchanger with removable cleanout ports allows your technician access for service so that your furnace can be maintained for years of comfortable heating.
The 4 speed motor and multiple firing rates achieve just the right furnace for your home heating. The Regal Furnace is available in Highboy and Lowboy models. All controls on the Regal Furnace are standard Honeywell controls. The Regal Furnace is available with the Beckett, Riello or Carlin burner.
Geothermal Heat Pumps - Heating & cooling Systems - US-DOE
Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal heat pumps (sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps) have been in use since the late 1940s. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300%-600%) on the coldest of winter nights, compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days.
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SNiPER's unique chemistry. SNiPER's superior formulation allows for exceptional performance on a broad scale while remaining non toxic to you and the environment. It exhibits a rapid kill over a wide range of organisms, including Avian Flu, MRSA, Aspergillus, Legionella, Salmonella, E. coli and much more
US Green Building Council - The Green Building Guide
A green home incorporates smart design, technology, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative impact of the home on the environment and improve the health of the people who live inside. No matter your location or living situation, the opportunities for living a greener life at home are limited only by your imagination.
Green Home Lighting - Green Home Environmental Store
Why green your lighting? Since most homes have multiple lights in each room, your lighting choices can have far-reaching effects on how much energy you use and how much you pay for it. A green lighting plan maximizes energy savings through the implementation of low-cost compact fluorescent light bulbs, solar lights, skylights, and other natural light sources. Replace your costly lighting devices today with these green alternatives!
The American Society of Interior Designers' Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered on the development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects.
Green Homes - EPA - key environmental and energy issues
Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, in the market for a new home, or making home improvements, this Web site identifies the key environmental and energy issues at hand, and suggests solutions that will add value to your home, reduce energy use and energy costs, fight climate change, and help protect your health.
GreenSteel Homes builds the ultimate, architecturally designed "green" home with a completely wood free, recycled structure. These sustainable homes stand the test of time, featuring steel framing, steel trusses, standing seam metal roof and a cement floor system.
With environmentally sensitive components, these homes deliver hurricane-rated sturdiness and resistance to fire, storms, mildew, mold, termites and noise.
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At Appalachian Flooring we produce some of the finest Canadian made prefinished solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring on the market. Available in a wide selection of domestic and exotic species, colors and grades we definitively have a hardwood floor that will catch your eye. Additionally we back our Evershine products with a 35 year warranty and ship all over Canada and the United States.
Hardwood Floors - Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Flooring
Bruce Hardwood floors offers premium hardwood flooring designed to keep up with your family s lifestyle. Bruce offers the largest selection of colors and styles in wood flooring, virtually care-free finishes and our assurance of quality.
Hardwood floors that are incredibly beautiful, highly durable and extremely affordable. And as always, they're natural and safe for the environment
Bruce Laminate floors take technology to new levels by duplicating the beauty and warmth of natural wood and stone in this new collection of affordable laminate flooring. As tough as it is beautiful, Bruce laminate brings the luxury of global hardwoods, hand-sculpted exotic visuals and natural stone to any room in your home.
LM Flooring has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of wood flooring in the world, and a leader in the Green Movement . We produce more flooring from rapidly renewable and recycled material sources than any other hardwood flooring manufacturer.
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Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - OPPTS
The Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, plays an important role in protecting public health and the environment from potential risk from toxic chemicals for now and for generations to come.
Residential HVAC Lennox HVAC Systems, Air Conditioners and generators provide the perfect balance of comfort, protection, and peace of mind. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that save energy and money Air filtration systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and other systems for keeping the indoor air quality healthy and clean Customizable solutions to match your family's lifestyle and comfort level Whole-home generators that provide safe, reliable backup power in the event of an outage
ECR International is committed to providing you with quality air conditioners and heat pumps. ECR produces RetroAire "Thru-The-Wall" PTAC's and PTHP's air conditioners for replacement, renovation and new construction applications. RetroAire products are ideal for hotels, motels, health care, commercial, residential, and institutional facilities. RetroAire offers quiet, efficient and economical alternatives for all your air conditioning project requirements.
Thermo Pride s NEW reliable heat pump units offer high-efficiency heating and air conditioning, providing efficiencies up to 15 SEER with ultra-quiet operation, and a practically indestructible yet attractive outdoor cabinet. Plus, they pump up the comfort to another level, thanks to Thermo Pride s Peace of Mind warranty: 10 years on the compressor, five years on the coil and another five on all other parts.
Home Addition Plus provides extensive DIY home improvement information on building home additions and home remodeling including: DIY Home Improvement videos, How-To home remodeling articles, contractor home addition bid sheets, and other home building and planning products for building home additions and tackling other home remodeling projects.
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2.0 Energy Factor Over TWICE the efficiency of standard electric water heaters Uses heat pump technology for superb energy-efficiency Easy-to-use LED touch pad controls the water temperature range, 3 energy efficiency settings, and overall operation Ideal choice for new homes and for electric water heater replacements in attics, basements and garages Installs as easily as a standard electric water heater Standard 3/4" NPT water inlet, outlet and condensate drain connections 10-Year limited tank and parts warranty
All solar water heaters work in every climate, but different types of heaters work best in different areas All solar water heaters work in every climate, but different types of heaters work best in different areas, see below:
Consumer Guide: Solar water heaters "also called solar domestic hot water systems "can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use "sunshine "is free. Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors. There are two types of solar water heating systems: active, which have circulating pumps and controls, and passive, which don't.
Apricus is a global company focused on providing simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs. Apricus solar thermal systems are widely used in both residential and commercial applications to provide hot water, space heating, industrial hot water and even air-conditioning. Installing just one Apricus solar thermal collector can reduce CO2 levels as much as planting more than 200 trees and is the perfect choice for people wanting to become part of the SOLUTION by reducing their carbon footprint.
Harnessing energy from the sun to heat water is nothing new. Solar water heaters have been commercially available since the 1800s. What's new is how solar water heaters look these days. Most modern solar water heaters mount flush with a home's roof and resemble skylights. Solar water heaters are an environmentally sound way to reduce energy bills.
Stiebel Eltron electric tankless water heaters for point-of-use, whole house, and commercial applications, including the flagship Tempra Series which features an advanced micro-processor controlled digital temperature control and flow based power modulation technology.
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IAQ - EMSL Analytical - Environmental Sampling Video
As one of the nation's leading environmental laboratories and product suppliers, EMSL Analytical is proud to bring you EMSL.tv.
EMSL.tv is your web portal to the latest videos on environmental sampling techniques and equipment. New videos are regularly being added so be sure to check back often. We hope you find these videos informative and educational.
Freeze thaw conditions will form dangerous ice dams and icicles that will cause leaking and structural damage to your roof. Snow accumulation will also create heavy weight loads on a roof that are often difficult to remove and potentially dangerous.
Ice Dams - U. of Massachusetts - Preventing Ice Dams
All ice-dam situations have two things in common: They happen because melting snow pools behind dams of ice at the roof's edge and leaks into the house; also, ice dams and the damage that results from them is avoidable.
Ice Dams - U. of Minnesota Extension - What is an ice dam?
A ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. The melted water will drain along the roof, under the snow, until it reaches the cold overhang. The overhang tends to be at the same temperature as the outdoors and the melted water will refreeze and form an ice dam and icicles.
Icynene - Insulation - Helps Control of Condensation, Mold and Energy Leakage to Improve Building Performance
Icynene provides a state-of-the-art water based soft foam insulation that is sprayed into walls, floors and ceilings by Icynene Licensed Dealers. Sprayed on as a liquid, it expands in seconds to create a superior insulation and air barrier.
The Indoor airPLUS Program is a partnership between EPA, builders, raters, utilities, and public health and indoor environmental organizations to improve indoor air in new homes. Homes with the Indoor airPLUS label are designed for improved indoor air quality compared to a home built to minimum code and include more than 30 additional home design and construction features to help protect homes from moisture and mold, pests, combustion gases, and other airborne pollutants.
Indoor Air Quality - Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB)
This Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB) is being developed by the Indoor Environment Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided through an interagency agreement.
The IAQ-SFRB provides information summarizing the state of scientific knowledge about the relationships between people's health and productivity and the IAQ conditions or associated building characteristics in which the people work or reside.
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multi-disciplined organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public.
Introduction Sources of Indoor Air Pollution Health Problems and Ventilation Controlling Indoor Air Pollution Ventilation Standards and Building Codes Ventilation System Problems and Solutions System Design Proportion of Outdoor Air Periods of Operation Maintenance Air Cleaners Economic Considerations of Air Quality Resolving Air Quality Problems Summary Additional Information
What Causes Indoor Air Problems? Pollutant Sources Amount of Ventilation Indoor Air Pollution and Health Additional Resources There are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality Measuring Pollutant Levels and Weatherizing Your Home What if You Live in an Apartment? Do You Suspect Your Office Has an Indoor Air Problem?
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Indoor Air Quality - World Health Organization - dampness and mould Publication
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence on the health problems associated with this ubiquitous pollution and provides WHO guidelines to protect public health. It also describes the conditions that determine the presence of mould and provides measures to control its growth indoors.
Indoor Environmental Quality - North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA
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Infiltration, Ventilation, and Indoor Air Quality - EPB - Berkeley National Laboratory
The Energy Performance of Buildings group (EPB) works on problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design and operation. Most of its tasks have focused on the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air.
Insulation - BASF - COMFORT FOAM Insulation and Air Barrier
Provides a seamless blanket of superior insulation performance Provides complete air leakage control Is fully self-adhered " will not shrink, sag or settle Improves structural strength Eliminates condensing surfaces and moisture transfer Eliminates convection looping Improves energy efficiency Is accepted by all major building codes, including the International Code Council As a closed-cell foam, is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a suitable insulation material for flood regions
Insulation - Cellulose - Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association
Cellulose Insulation is one of the greenest products in the world. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newsprint and other paper sources, paper that might otherwise end up in landfills, releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposed.
Research will show cellulose is superior to other types of insulation in terms of value, energy savings, performance and environmental benefits. To assist in that research, we have provided as much information as possible in side-by-side comparisons between all of the major insulation types.
Celbar insulation is an energy saving insulation product made from recycled high quality paper. Celbar is a blend of specially prepared cellulose fibers, organic in nature, treated with strong adhesive and fire resistant Borates and Boric Acid. When sprayed in place, the interlocking fibers result in a mass that produces excellent sound and thermal properties.
Cotton insulation comes in batts that are comparable to fiberglass in ease of installation, fire resistance, and energy efficiency. However, it has better sound dampening qualities and avoids some of the potential health problems of fiberglass.
UltraTouch contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional products.
UltraTouch is also a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness.
UltraTouch is made from high quality natural fibers. These fibers contain inherent qualities that provide for extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. UltraTouch DOES NOT ITCH and is very easy to handle and work with.
Insulation - Rock Wool - North Americian Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA
What are the major uses for rock and slag wool insulations? What are the benefits of rock and slag wool insulations? Are rock and slag wool insulation products safe to use? What does the research show about the health and safety of rock and slag wool? Do rock or slag wools cause cancer in people? Do rock and slag wool fibers contribute to problems with indoor air quality? Are there any special handling guidelines for working with rock and slag wool? Additional Information
Insulation - Rock Wool -US DOE-Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
The term "mineral wool" typically refers to two types of insulation material:
Rock wool - a man-made material consisting of natural minerals like basalt or diabase.
Slag wool - a man-made material from blast furnace slag (the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal).
Mineral wool contains an average of 75% post-industrial recycled content. It doesn't require additional chemicals to make it fire resistant, and it can be used in two different insulation forms: blanket (batts and rolls) and loose-fill.
Insulation - Should wet insulation be replaced? Owens Corning
The water presence would cause the insulation to have reduced thermal performance. However, this is only a temporary situation. As soon as the water evaporates and the insulation becomes dry again, it will regain its original performance level.
If the product has been saturated with dirty or contaminated water, Owens Corning recommends that it be replaced.
At NCFI Polyurethanes, we've been making your life more comfortable for over 40 years. From the carpet you walk on to the roof over your head and the insulation in your building's walls, our products make your world more comfortable, safer and more convenient. NCFI is the industry leader in the formulation and manufacturing of rigid and flexible polyurethanes that you will find in products you use everyday.
Insulation - The Effect of Wet Insulation on the SUNLIFE Roofing System
There has been and still remains great controversy over the questions concerning wet insulation. Can it be dried out? What are the effects on the "R" factor? Are vents effective or do they contribute to the problem?
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Air Bureau overview, organizational chart, frequently asked questions, acid rain, ozone, climate change, ultraviolet radiation, science and data, particle pollution health information and related links.
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is part of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA). EOEA is led by Secretary Ian A. Bowles.
Through the MEPA office, the Secretary conducts environmental impact reviews of certain projects requiring state agency action. Agency actions include granting state permits or licenses, providing state financial assistance, or transferring state land.
A comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its devastating effects, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. We offer more than 2,500 well-researched, easy-to-understand articles. We also publish video articles, a directory of cancer centers and oncologists, and medical and legal glossaries.
Ferche Millwork not only offers the finest in standard hardwood mouldings, but will produce any custom shaped moulding to your specifications. Red oak is the most common species used in our products, but any hardwood is available at your request.
Pioneer Millworks offers the widest selection of reclaimed and recycled wood flooring. Our products are made from timbers reclaimed from old barns and industrial buildings; wood that would otherwise be thrown away is recycled into worthwhile green products with stories to tell. Because our sources and processes are environmentally responsible, our customers join us in helping to prevent the destruction of fragile eco-systems
Mold Information - Medlineplus source of the US Library of Medicine & the National Institutes of Health
Molds are fungi that can be found both outdoors and indoors. They grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. If you have damp or wet spots in your house, you will probably get mold. Mold can cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions or asthma attacks in sensitive people. It can cause fungal infections. In addition, mold exposure may irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs.
As a small business owner, there are several issues that are important to you and your employees. And with Big Labor proponents in both chambers of Congress, now is the time to develop a relationship with your lawmaker to ensure the voice of small business is heard.
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Pollutants from Nonpoint Sources: Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Pesticides typically enter a waterbody through surface water runoff, often from a farm field or from neighborhoods where they are applied on lawns. Pesticides can also enter a waterbody as a result of spray drift. This occurs when the pesticide is sprayed over an area, and the wind blows some of the spray into a nearby waterbody.
PestWorld.org is the official Web site of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property. This Web site serves as a comprehensive resource for consumers, media, educators and pest control professionals.
The NRSB seeks to encourage the highest standards of practice and integrity in radon services through the development of independent standards and procedures for certifying, approving and accrediting radon testers, mitigators, measurement devices, chambers and laboratories. It is an independent, nonprofit organization modeled on the American Board of Health Physics and is governed by a Certification Panel representing different facets of the radon industry, home inspectors, state governments, and consumer interests.
The Natural Gas STAR Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership that encourages oil and natural gas companies "both domestically and abroad "to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source
Natural Gas Did you know that 900 of the next 1000 US power plants will use natural gas? Domestically produced and readily available to end-users through the existing utility infrastructure, natural gas has also become increasingly popular as an alternative transportation fuel.
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This selection of products has been specifically chosen to provide an overview of the new technologies available in oil burners and components. It is by no means a complete list of state-of-the-art equipment currently on the market and is only a sampling of the many fine products available.
A world leader in combustion technology since 1920, Riello designs and builds oil, gas, dual-fuel and low NOx burners that deliver unbeatable performance and reliability across the full range of residential and commercial heating applications, as well as in the most demanding industrial processes.
Riello Burners offers combustion solutions from 38 thousand to more than 70 million Btuh, tailored to the requirements and standards of the North American market and quality engineered for the highest fuel and power efficiency along with low emissions.
Oil Burners - Westwood Products - Tigerloop burner parts
We manufacture parts under trademarks such as Nylo-Flex Oil Burner Couplings, PURE-OIL filter refill cartridges, Rajah ignition terminals , Magic-Patch magnetic leak patches, and AMP-Master Thermostat Circuit Meters. We also manufacture parts for OEM's such as RW Beckett, Riello, Wayne, Ducane and many others.
We are National Distributors of Tigerloop Oil De-aerators, Auburn Spark Plugs, Ametek Pressure & Vacuum Gages, Brigon Combustion Analyzers, Spiralink Couplers, and NASGAUGE Nozzle Setting Gages.
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Reduce your risk of environmental contamination with fiberglass aboveground Home Heating Oil tanks. ZCL s fuel oil tanks are constructed of corrosion resistant, fire-retardant and UV protection materials and are designed for long-term, trouble-free service. Each tank is backed by a 30-year limited warranty. These tanks are ULC listed for diesel fuel storage tanks for emergency standby generators.
Residential & Commercial Pest Control PEST CONTROL SERVICES IN THE PHOENIX VALLEY
Keeping your Phoenix home and property free from pests is an on-going issue when you live in the Phoenix valley. With the dry climate and desert-style landscaping, native Arizona insects and spiders are a common problem.
Keeping your Phoenix commercial property free and clear of unwanted pests is not as easy as it sounds. The desert landscaping that surrounds many of the Phoenix area businesses are the perfect habitat for spiders, scorpions, cockroaches and ants.
For more than 30 years, Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News (PTCN) has helped thousands of government regulators, industry executives, attorneys and environmental advocates with news and analysis on regulation, legislation and litigation of pesticides and toxic substances. Published weekly, online and in print, PTCN is the leading US information source on pesticide policy and regulation.
The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board is charged with the responsibility for making arrangements and providing facilities for controlling the manufacturing, importing, transporting, storing, selling, using and advertising of pesticides and toxic chemicals.
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals EPA Home Newsroom News Releases
Arsenic, Lead Among Most Commonly Released Toxic Chemicals in Nevada, According to Latest U.S. EPA Report Released Today / 222 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into environment, increase of nearly 5-million pounds from previous year
Pesticides and Toxic Substances Research Program - EPA
Mission: To provide EPA and others with the scientific information needed to reduce or prevent unreasonable risks to humans, wildlife, and non-target plants from exposures to pesticides, toxic chemicals, and products of biotechnology.
Clean Unlike metal alternatives, PEX plumbing systems are immune to corrosion and mineral buildup.
Efficient Uponor PEX plumbing systems retain more heat in hot-water lines and resist condensation on cold-water lines.
Guaranteed Uponor PEX plumbing systems are backed by a 25-year warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional. Proven For more than 35 years, over 12 billion feet of Uponor PEX-a tubing is installed worldwide.
Quiet An Uponor PEX plumbing system dampens rushing water noise and eliminates water hammer and singing pipes.
Reliable Our unique ProPEX fitting system assures a strong connection for consistent, leak-free plumbing systems
Wolmanized Residential Outdoor Wood Special Note: After December 31, 2003 , the effective date of the new labeling, CCA may be used to treat only wood and forest products falling under the AWPA Commodity Standards set forth on the label.
Arch Wood Protection Inc. introduces Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, a brand of lumber and plywood that is pressure-treated with copper azole, which extends the wood's life. Wolmanized Wood is a renewable material.
Radon - Landauer Inc. - Personnel Radiation Monitoring Devices
Landauer is the world leader in personnel radiation monitoring with a third generation proprietary state-of-the-art technology, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Both the Luxel full service program and the InLight onsite turnkey analysis systems make OSL available no matter what your monitoring requirements.
Spruce Environmental Technologies was founded with the purpose of making indoor air safer by removing a major health hazard: Radon. Well-regarded in their target industries, Spruce brands include RadonAway, AccuStar Labs, Spruce Ventilation, and HomeAire.
Radon - University Educational Services, Inc. - Fee Based Radon CE courses
U.E.S. is the Nation's leader in Radon Training via Home Study/Video programs. Currently supplying more than 50% of all the U.S. Radon Continuing Education needs, U.E.S. continues to develop new training programs designed to help the Radon industry meet its Continuing Education needs.
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Roofing - Alpine Snow Guards - snow Guards for roofs
Snow guards are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or melt completely before falling to the ground.
Snow guards should be installed by roofing contractors or gutter installation companies. We recommended that snow guards be installed by roofing professionals, as proper attention must be paid to fastener strength, the structural integrity of the building and proper flashing of the product.
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If it's time for a new roof, make sure your investment is an upgrade, not just a fix. With the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, you will avoid the old hodge-podge roof while creating curb appeal that will be the envy of your neighborhood.
We continue to engineer and design new products that insure, as a specialty manufacturer of APP and SBS roofing and waterproofing membranes, our position of highest quality meets or exceeds the needs of our customers, the contractor, the architect and the property owner.
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Cleasby Manufacturing Inc. is a full line manufacturing facility and distributor of equipment and tools, and service center for the commercial and residential roofing industry. Whether it is single ply, cold process, built up roofing
Roofing - New England Metal Roof - corrugated-metal-roofing-r-panels
Corrugated roofing is primarily made out of steel in form of U, V, R 5 V crimp shaped roofing panels. Corrugated metal roofing is a system of 32 to 36 inches wide roofing panels held in place by exposed screws / fasteners matched to the color of the panels.
Caulk is used at connecting points of overlap in between the panels for water tightness. Corrugated roofing panels can also be made from galvanized, galvalume, stainless steel, and aluminum. Corrugated roofing panel does not have a lot of thickness, which makes it quite affordable, but it does require some maintenance every once in a while depending on the system.
Roofing - Decra Company- Stone Coated Metal Roofing
As the original stone coated steel roofing system, the DECRA product line represents a perfect blending of over 50 years of research and practical experience. Offering the ultimate in performance and engineering design is what DECRA Roofing Systems are all about.
Roofing - Eagle Roofing Company - Tile Roofing Materials
Eagle's Cool Roof tile is Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council approved. That means 10-30% savings on energy costs for homes that use it. Proper installation helps to save you energy. Eagle's Energy Saving Roof can help reduce the heat transferred into your attic by almost 50% when compared to a direct nailed asphalt Fire Rated & Solar rof intergrated solutions
Roofing - Follansbee Roofing Company - Metal Roofing
Architects and Builders look to the roof of a fine home for two purposes; to contribute to and enhance the design of the building, and to protect the building and its contents.
Follansbee roofs are ideal for fine homes because they conform as easily to organic, flowing curves as they do to classic pitched designs. A TCS II bare metal roof can look techno, retro, even natural. And when painted, Terne II Follansbee roofs evoke historic proportions, as the name KlassicKolors implies.
Follansbee's ZT alloy, a patented alloy of zinc and tin, performs like magic to resist corrosion and provides a soft, attractive patina over time.
Our desire is for you to have a positive metal roofing experience whether you are considering to install a metal roof yourself or having a professional handle the job. We look forward to assisting you with planning, quality products, installation tips, or labor referrals.
Chances are that good that a metal roof will be the last one you ever put on your home!
Roof Ventilation - Attic Breeze - Solar Powered Ventilation
Attic Breeze offers both the most durable and powerful solar powered ventilation products available. Using only high quality parts and materials, Attic Breeze manufactures solar attic fans and solar powered ventilation products that will stand up to the harshest weather conditions time after time.
Roof Ventilation ProductsAdequate ventilation of attic spaces helps keep buildings with pitched roofs cooler in the summer and reduces the risks of ice dams in the winter. Some evidence indicates that certain roofing materials experience less thermal stress and last longer on properly ventilated roofs, though this contention is hotly debated. Ridge vents in conjunction with soffit vents create an effective ventilation flow, with air entering at the soffits and exiting at the ridge. The ventilation performance of ridge and soffit vents is superior to either gable-end vents or rooftop ventilators. Insulated roofs require an air channel between the insulation and the roof sheathing. Ventilating underlayment products installed beneath roof shingles and tiles allows the roofing to dry uniformly between rain events "increasing life and minimizing mold growth.
Attic ventilation is an important part of roofing. Proper attic ventilation extends the life of a roof and reduces problems because it minimizes the temperature differential between the attic and the air outside. Proper ventilation will remove moisture and heat from the attic
Since the energy crisis of the '70's, the climate of our attics has taken on more importance as we have insulated, weather-stripped and sealed our homes into virtual mausoleums. The idea of actually allowing a part of our home to be cold... and to do it intentionally... can give one the chills! It seems a contradiction to all the brainwashing we have received regarding the absolute need for an energy efficient home. But your attic is unlike other areas of your home, performs different functions and, to do its job, must be allowed to... breathe!!
Roof Ventilation - "This Old House" Improving Attic Ventilation
The attic is a place to store clothes, luggage and old family photos, but for energy researchers it's a hot topic of discussion. In the last several decades, building codes have called for increased attic insulation. Most experts contend that a well-ventilated attic keeps the house more comfortable in summer and guards against moist, heated air building up in winter.
The SmartVent technology is a total attic ventilation system including components for ridge and eave vents. These components can also be used to easily ventilate other difficult to ventilate roof areas (e.g., dormer roofs, jack rafters at valleys, etc.).
Do not drink well water until it is tested Do not use the sewage system until water in the soil absorption field is lower than the water level around the house. Have your septic tank professionally inspected and serviced if you suspect damage. Most septic tanks are not damaged by flooding since they are below ground and completely covered. Septic tanks and pump chambers can fill with silt and debris, and must be professionally cleaned. If the soil absorption field is clogged with silt, a new system may have to be installed. Only trained specialists should clean or repair septic tanks.
We educate the public about the costs and consequences of lawsuit abuse. We empower consumers to take action against these abuses. We challenge those who profit from abusing our legal system at the expense of consumers.
Skylights & Ventilators Distributors - SG Eco Industries, Inc.
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Solar Grand Plan - By 2050 solar power could end U.S. dependence on foreign oil and slash greenhouse gas emissions
A massive switch from coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power plants to solar power plants could supply 69 percent of the U.S. s electricity and 35 percent of its total energy by 2050. A vast area of photovoltaic cells would have to be erected in the Southwest. Excess daytime energy would be stored as compressed air in underground caverns to be tapped during nighttime hours. Large solar concentrator power plants would be built as well. A new direct-current power transmission backbone would deliver solar electricity across the country. But $420 billion in subsidies from 2011 to 2050 would be required to fund the infrastructure and make it cost-competitive.
IS SOLAR HEATING FOR YOU? - This section will help you decide if solar energy is right for you.
ABOUT RADIANTEC - Radiantec has the longest and strongest credentials in the industry. See why Radiantec should be your solar heating resource.
SOLAR OPTIONS - Whether you are building a new home or improving the efficiency of an older one there are many attractive solar options to consider including domestic hot water, underfloor radiant heating, snow melting, pool or spa heating and even gardening with a solar energy assist.
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Vitosol 300-T Vacuum tube solar collectors. Absorber surface area: 22 and 32 sq.ft - 2 and 3 sq.m
Indirect-fired domestic hot water tanks:
Vitocell-B 100 Dual-coil steel DHW tank with Ceraprotect two-coat enamel finish for economical DHW heating. Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler. Capacity: 79 and 120 USG - 300 and 450 liters
Vitocell-B 300 Stainless steel DHW tank for a lifetime of hygienic DHW heating. Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler. Capacity: 79 and 120 USG - 300 and 450 liters
Solar Controls Differential temperature controls for solar systems.
Arcways creates custom curved staircases and spiral staircases for distinctive homes, offices,
We work closely with the architect, designer, builder, and homeowner to create custom curved and spiral stairways that define the foyer and its surroundings. If you are planning a staircase for new construction, a remodel or historic renovation, Arcways is the perfect choice.
Satisfied customers have been walking all over our products for over 50 years. We provide matting for gyms, wet rooms, restaurants, and anti-static areas. Quite frankly, wherever you, your clients, vendors, customers or employees put their feet, we have a mat for you. We even have custom logo mats. We provide matting and floor coverings for your unique needs. Please shop our secure website, and see why people prefer to walk on Koffler mats.
Whether you are looking for traditional spiral stairs, custom stairs or straight and floating architectural stairs, we can help you find the staircase to fit your needs. Spiral stair kits can be ordered standard or customized to meet your needs.
We offer both spiral stairs and architectural stairs in a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel, wrought iron and aluminum. We also offer a variety of wooden spiral staircases including oak, mahogany, maple and cherry.
Spiral staircases, curved spiral stairs, circular staircase, wood spiral grand escalante stairs manufacturer and custom designs by architects of winding spiral staircases, architecture in millwork of stairs and stair parts, commercial or residential home remodeling stairways, architectural designs for wood stairs and wrought iron metal balustrades, railings, spindles.
Stair Warehouse is your online stair part store, featuring a wide variety of quality wrought iron balusters, hardwood and oak stair parts, spiral and curved railing, metal and wooden circular handrails, and custom staircase design at low prices. Stair Parts Iron Balusters Wood Balusters Box Newels Newel Posts Stair Handrails Handrail Fittings Stair Treads Stair Hardware Stainless Steel Stair Parts Circular & Spiral Stairs
Sixteen-Gauge Steel Studs and MgO Decking: an Impenetrable Union of Strength and Flexibility: The heart of a SPF composite foundation system is its framework of galvanized-steel studs and tracks. It's the ideal structural support for our innovative magnesium-oxide (MgO) composite wall: two panels fused to each side of an insulating, waterproof extruded-polystyrene core. With a higher compressive strength than concrete,
Steel Framing - Toolbase Systems - standard dimensions used for framing
Residential steel framing utilizes cold-formed steel members for walls, floors, and/or roofs. The framing members are C-sections with standard dimensions similar to wood framing studs. Steel framing can be a cost effective alternative to wood framing.
Trus Joist developed the wooden I-joist 35 years ago. Engineered to provide strength and consistency, these joists are a key part of making a high-performance floor. The dimensional stability of TJI joists helps them resist the warping, twisting, and shrinking that can lead to squeaky floors. TJI joists are light weight and come in long lengths. This helps save on labor, because they're faster and easier to install than traditional framing. These same features have made them a popular choice for roof joists as well.
Specializes in providing insulation accessories for insulation contractors and other building professionals. We have an entire catalog of energy related accessories, and our manufactured products include Durovent attic baffles or rafter vents, Provent attic baffles, Quick-Seal attic hatches, and WindBlock rafter air infiltration block.
A complete line of ventilation products that meet the highest standards for quality and performance
We provide you with all the resources you need to make an informed decision. One that will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.
You'll find information on the dynamics of air movement under Why Ventilate. If you're shopping for a system, check Our Products. You can also get specific answers to questions about specs, warranties, and installation in our Resource Center.
Trade stale indoor air for fresh air all year round. Energy efficient windows and doors, thicker insulation and air tight vapor barriers have made homes more efficient, saving both energy and money. While this has made many homes more efficient, it has also made it nearly impossible for these homes to breathe , to expel the stale polluted indoor air and exchange it for cleaner, fresher outdoor air.
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If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Likewise, one approach to lowering the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming in.
Weather-tight homes can trap damp, stale air inside. One indication of poor air circulation may be moisture on the inside of your windows. An option for fresh air is to open the windows, but often that is not a realistic choice. It may be winter time or a hot summer day, and you don't want to let conditioned air flow out the window.
A continuous flow of fresh air. Heat- or energy-recovery ventilators and ventilation control systems help replace stale, contaminated indoor air with fresher outdoor air, to ensure that every corner of your home is comfortable.
Ventilation - OIKOS Green Building Source - Options For Home Builders
In the old days, buildings were ventilated by the wind and other uncontrolled forms of air leakage. However, most people no longer accept the cold, drafty houses of the old days. Now, houses are expected to be cozy, draft free and energy efficient. A tight home is fine, as long as it comes with a controlled ventilation system.
A crawl space needs to be ventilated with outdoor air. It is a closed space that is never cleaned, so there will be molds, spores, chemicals, odors, and radon that will migrate into your home. These odors & gases need to be ventilated/diluted with outdoor air.
Gable versions Available All of our three fan models are available for Tile and other applications where mounting on the roof is not practical or suitable. The SunRise Gable fan mounts in the attic to push heated air out. It is connected to remote solar panel by a 15 ft. electrical cord. It is available in the 850, 1050, and 1250 CFM models.
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Field Controls products are now available at over 5,000 wholesale outlets in North America. Many come standard on equipment made by leading HVAC manufacturers. In the 1950 s, Field introduced two draft controls that remain staples in today s market: the RC and the MG series, the standards for oil-fired and gas-fired applications, respectively.
Essentially vermiculite is a member of the phyllosilicate group of minerals, resembling mica in appearance. It is found in various parts of the world, but currently the major mines are located in South Africa, China, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and the United States.
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of shiny flakes, resembling mica. When heated to a high temperature, flakes of vermiculite expand as much as 8-30 times their original size.
USG manufactures a wide variety of durable, industry - standard wallboard, tape, trim and compound products. Choose your favorites by trusted brand name, or select from a group of products that fit your task.
The purpose of this site is to examine the credibility of these claims from the standpoint of our present-day understanding of science. The latter, of course, is always evolving and is never complete, but it makes an excellent "B.S. filter" that is almost always reliable. It is hoped that the information presented here will help consumers make more informed decisions before offering up their credit cards to those in the business of flogging pseudoscience.
Hard water can make cleaning more difficult, leave spots on dishes and lead to stubborn buildup on faucets, water pipes and fixtures. It can also contribute to dry skin and dull-looking hair. And washing machines that use hard water can wear out up to 30% faster than those that use soft water!*
Water Softening - Diamond Crystal Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride is a low-sodium alternative to traditional water softener salts. Made with up to 99.1% pure potassium chloride, these crystals contain low insoluble content to keep your water softening unit running smoothly. Recommended for all kinds of water softeners.
Windows - Efficient Windows - Your Gateway To Information On How To Choose Energy-Efficient WindowsI
Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Take a look to learn more!
Windows - Peachtree Windows - 300 to 700 series Windows
Double Hung Casement Awning Bow & Bay Fixed From our basic 300 Series all the way to our top-of-the-line 700 Series, we offer a complete line of windows for all your needs. Each one handcrafted, using only the finest materials in order to provide you with years of carefree use.
Energy Tax Credit available At Peachtree, we see more than just windows and doors. We see the families and friends behind them. That's why we're dedicated to building products around the way people live. High performance. Low maintenance. Easy to use. We've taken care of everything, so you can get back to what's really important.
Peachtree Replacement Windows Peachtree's hand-crafted windows are available in double hung, casement, awning, bow & bay, and fixed. Peachtree entry doors come in steel, smooth fiberglass and textured fiberglass. Peachtree offers energy-efficient patio doors in wood-clad, fiberglass, and steel.
Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) - Powder Post Beetles
Wood boring beetles are a major cause of structural damage in homes and other structures. They can attack hardwoods and softwoods depending on the variety. Often, they are referred to as "power post beetles", athough three separate families of beetles (lyctids, anobiids, and old house borers) are responsible for most of the beetle damage to structural wood.
Subterranean termites are the most common and economically important wood-destroying organisms in the United States. Termites feed on materials that contain cellulose, primarily dead wood and wood by-products. Subterranean termites are closely associated with the soil habitat where they excavate a network of tunnels through the soil to reach water and food. These termites need moisture to survive.
Wood Destroying Insects - Carpenter Ant Antomology
Under natural conditions, carpenter ants nest in live and dead trees and in rotting logs and stumps. However, they will also construct their nests in houses, telephone poles, and other man-made wooden structures.
Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not feed on sound wood. First they do not actually feed on wood at all but simply chew out coarse sawdust size pieces to make galleries in which to live and raise their young.
This is a family of rather small and well-known beetles. Only few people actually ever see them, though. Their damage in wood, especially furniture, is notorious and the rather small holes through which the beetles leave the wood are known to almost all. This family of beetles has many common names. Woodworms is one of them, but they are also known as Deathwatch Beetles, Wood-borers, Furniture Beetles and Timber Beetles. And there is more. Not only do these animals attack wood, some species also do a lot of damage in bakeries, drugstores etc
Wood Foundations - Permanent Wood Foundations - Southern Pine
A PWF system consists of load-bearing wall systems framed with pressure-treated lumber and sheathed with pressure-treated plywood. PWFs are suitable for crawlspace, split-entry or full-basement designs.