As with a common cold, when breathing is restricted congestion enters to establish performance impacts. In the airtight specification home, these performance impacts are visible as condensation, mould, reductions in R-value and higher energy use. The home is now performing below the level it was built to achieve. The outcome can be compared to how you feel and how performance is impacted when you catch a cold.
When you catch a cold, the common remedy inclusive of medication is to be within a warm environment with fresh air and maybe a ventilator if congestion has impacted your respiratory system. This should bring you back to good health in a short space of time. In the airtight specification home the proposed remedy is very similar. Mechanical ventilation, heating and fresh air. Unfortunately, in your airtight specification home the condition is chronic and embedded for the life of the home. The ventilation and heating system must be working continuously to prevent condensation and mould. The energy cost is too high hence this does not happen. Fresh air can enter via an open window if you are happy to let the heat out at the same time. A costly remedy which has the airtight specification home on life support. The home is unhealthy, the airtight specification is not sustainable
Foreverbreathe™ Specification is airtight and vapour permeable. Every layer comes with proven ability to migrate moisture vapour away from the homes interior to be captured by wool insulation and converted via a process of evaporation. A continuous process embedded in the specification 24 hours a day without mechanical ventilation. The home is breathing, no moisture vapour congestion within building materials, no mould, no condensation and reduced energy consumption.
The home is healthy, indoor air quality is excellent, the inhabitants are healthy. The Foreverbreathe™ Specification is sustainable.
We hope this comparison helps to establish a better understanding of why Foreverbreathe™ Specification is so important to human health and the ongoing development of the building industry. Human health, material health and environmental health working in harmony to make your space a healthy place.