Building Science Corporation
June 5, 2009

Every home built by Prairie Holdings Corporation has a controlled ventilation system that enhances indoor air quality and comfort by bringing in outside air when needed by the occupants. Typical homes have no way of providing outdoor air in a controlled manner aside from relying on the construction of leaky homes and the whims of the weather (wind and temperature differences). Leaky homes consume energy and tend to be uncomfortable from drafts. Tight homes without controlled ventilation can also have problems due to a build up of odors and other pollutants. The optimum approach for healthy, safe, comfortable, energy efficient homes is to construct a tight building envelope and provide controlled mechanical ventilation.