05/25/2010 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil Farr // Lynne Laake
The future of housing isn’t just green — it’s healthier and more cost-effective, too.
That’s what a Habitat for Humanity chapter in Alabama discovered after installing high-grade, environmentally friendly HVAC air filters in its three most recently completed houses in Athens-Limestone County. The homes were each awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification — verification that the buildings were designed to deliver energy savings, water efficiency, and reductions in waste and carbon dioxide emissions. They’re among just 14,000 projects in the United States and 30 countries to achieve such designation.
But the environmental savings were just the beginning. The Camfil Farr air filters the organization used, like other innovative green products, reduce costs and improve air quality, too, because the design decisions that make them better for the environment also boost performance — while reducing the cost of ownership. The result: lower energy bills and a healthier living environment.
Indeed, Debra Miller, LEED coordinator for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate, says that by using Camfil Farr’s CLEAN AIR SOLUTIONS, the air supply within the homes are so well filtered — with significantly fewer airborne particles circulating — that the air inside the house is actually fresher, and more healthful, than outside air flowing through an open window.
Sustainability means using less energy and creating less waste. So Camfil Farr air filtration systems are designed — using fine fiber media — to provide high-efficiency throughout their service life, in contrast to more traditional air filters that degrade over time. That consistent performance means that the air filters last longer, reducing waste and costs — and require less energy, reducing emissions and yet more associated costs.
The Alabama homes may have won an important green-building designation, but with products like Camfil Farr’s CLEAN AIR SOLUTIONS, everyone wins: the environment, your wallet — and you.
About Camfil Farr:
The world leader in air filtration systems and clean air solutions, Camfil Farr provides products that help customers achieve sustainability and maintain high air quality — all while lowering total cost of ownership. The company has 23 production plants and R&D centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit our newsroom at http://breakingnews.green-air-filters.com, read about the Clean Air Solutions Company at http://green-air-filters.com, or call us at (toll free) 888.599.6620.
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