This unit will provide an overview of how hearth products contribute to home comfort, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental sustainability. We will look at the green benefits of fireplaces, and how the fireplace can help to lower home utility and energy bills when used as a heat source. This course will highlight the importance of ventilation to ensure that the fireplace chosen the home is a healthy heart choice, considering the average Americans spend 65-90% of their time indoors. We will highlight the variety of fireplace options that are available. Discussions pertain to how to identify different hearth product categories, and why some types qualify for green building programs, and why others do not. Take the course.
- June 2011
- Hearth and Home Technologies