Panasonic Provides Ventilation Fans to Enhance Health and Sustainability of TV Journalist Lisa Ling’s Net-Zero Energy Home

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Panasonic partners with PUNCHouse Project 234, the first energy-neutral home built in Santa Monica, Calif., and provides nine energy-efficient ventilation fans.

“We knew by choosing to install energy-efficient Panasonic ventilation fans in the home that we’d be moving one step closer to our goal of living a healthy, green lifestyle,” said Lisa Ling.

Panasonic Home & Environment Company announces their participation in PUNCHouse Project 234, the first energy-neutral home built in Santa Monica, Calif. The net-zero home is owned by television journalist Lisa Ling and her husband, Dr. Paul Song. Panasonic, selected as a partner for the project, provided nine energy-efficient ventilation fans to enhance the health and sustainability of their new home.

The 3,800-square-foot PUNCHouse Project 234 is striving for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Platinum Certification using a tight net-zero energy building system and natural resources to significantly increase the energy efficiency of the home. However, the disadvantage of an airtight building envelope is the retention of pollutants that can be hazardous to the occupants’ health and may jeopardize structural integrity.

“Panasonic stresses a ‘build tight, ventilate right’ platform to remind us of the importance of pairing these insulating methods with proper home ventilation,” said Ling. “We knew by choosing to install energy-efficient Panasonic ventilation fans in the home that we’d be moving one step closer to our goal of living a healthy, green lifestyle.”

The inclusion of the nine ENEGY STAR® certified Panasonic ventilation fans will help remove biological pollutants in addition to harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from items such as building materials, carpets, furniture, paint, and hairspray. The WhisperGreen® and WhisperComfort™ models installed in the home are also ideal for complying with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) Standard 6.2, the ventilation platform adopted by LEED for Homes and other green building programs.

The following Panasonic ventilation fans were installed throughout PUNCHouse Project 234:

First floor:

  • WhisperGreenFV-08VK1 in the living room powder room and laundry room
  • WhisperComfort Spot ERV in the bedroom hallway
  • WhisperGreen FV-05VK1 in the garage powder room

Second floor:

  • WhisperGreenFV-13VKS2 and WhisperGreen FV-05VK1 in the master bedroom
  • WhisperGreenFV-08VK1 in the hall bathroom and second floor bedroom bathroom
  • WhisperComfort Spot ERV in the second floor hallway

For more information on PUNCHouse Project 234, please visit http://www.punchouse.com. To learn more about Panasonic ventilation fans, visit http://www.panasonic.com/ventfans.

About Panasonic Home & Environment Company
Panasonic Home & Environment Company, a division of Panasonic Home & Health Company, which is a unit company of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. The company has a full line of ventilation fans featuring models for nearly every type of home-building need. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Panasonic Home & Environment Company 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and all Panasonic ventilation fans are ENERGY STAR qualified where guidelines exist. Panasonic is a leader in developing and marketing the most comprehensive lineup of energy-efficient consumer electronics, information technology products, home appliances, and HVAC products, and continues to set the pace for consumer electronics manufacturers.

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