MONTEREY, Calif. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Hayward announces the construction of the FIRST Hayward Healthy Home® - located in Carmel, California. The home will be assembled on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Carmelo Street over a two day period starting on February 18, 2014, weather permitting.
What is a Hayward Healthy Home®? A Hayward Healthy Home® delivers continuous fresh air while flushing away the moisture laden stale air that accumulates inside traditionally built homes. This is done through the combination of an air management system to provide continuous fresh air, airtightness throughout the structure to prevent air from leaking in through cavities and crawl spaces and the use of non-toxic materials.
Why is a healthy home important? The EPA has said that 46% of homes, commercial buildings and schools have an indoor air quality problem due to moisture and mold. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design says in their Green Apple Campaign that 15,000 schools in the U.S. have indoor air that is unfit to breathe. Air is like food. Unhealthy air inside our houses degrades our health.
How do people experience a healthy home? The difference is palpable. People who live in healthy homes feel better in the house. They quickly notice that the air feels fresh and clean. They complain less about allergies and asthma and they feel sick less frequently. This happens because their bodies experience a lower burden to defend themselves while inside of the home. A healthy home often creates a greater sense of well-being for all of its occupants. It is less drafty, more uniform in temperature and more comfortable.
How do you build a Hayward Healthy Home®? The first Hayward Healthy Home® optimizes airflow using a world-class Zehnder Comfosystem, available exclusively at Hayward. Fresh air is continually introduced through the Zehnder air management system that draws air in through a tube, filters it and then distributes it throughout the house. The system simultaneously expels damp, stale air out of the bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen.
Airtightness is achieved with liquid applied Prosoco waterproofing, creating a breathable membrane which blocks bulk water and leaking air from entering but still allows moisture to escape. The floors and walls are sealed with non-toxic foam or caulking to ensure that the air people breathe does not seep in from the damp, dark spaces of the house. All of the other building materials have also been carefully selected to minimize the occupants’ exposure to toxic chemicals.
The overall cost has been reduced by the use of a Hayward Fast Floor® system and by building the home off-site in sections. These sections will be lowered into place by a crane. Off-site construction causes less impact on the neighborhood.
This home also meets current Passive House standards and reflects Bill Hayward’s long standing commitment to sustainability. It incorporates solar photovoltaics for net zero energy consumption. Another innovation, the zinc roof, collects and condenses water from fog and dew, creating condensation when the temperature of the metal falls below the dew point. This minimizes the use of water, a scarce resource on the Monterey Peninsula.
According to Mr. Hayward, father of five, husband, and CEO of Hayward, “The home utilizes the next generation of home building techniques and the most innovative technology and building materials available today. It addresses the health and comfort of its occupants and reflects state-of-the-art building science.”
Hayward has been supplying products, services, and solutions to the construction market since 1919. A fourth-generation family-owned operation, Monterey-based Hayward has grown to include seven lumberyards in San Mateo, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties as well as six Hayward Design Centers. For more information about Hayward Healthy Home®, visit http://www.haywardhealtyhome.com or call Carl Grimes at 831-754-3360.