First-ever ‘Mold safe'Home constructed in N. H.
The house is owned by Charles Perry, principal of Environmental Assurance Group, a lending and real estate consulting firm, which spearheaded the project. The home is located near the borders of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, and is subjected to heavy amounts of moisture and a wide seasonal humidity range. “Homes in this area can experience summers with temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees and winters where it is common to have temperatures in the 20-degree-below-zero range,” Perry said.
The MSMH is intended to serve as a showcase for building designers, architects, planners and product manufacturers with a stake in the prevention of mold growth in construction. The project focuses on risk management efforts designed around the development of a new mold prevention protocol. The new protocol, which centers on smart building practices, includes the use of mold-resistant building products and a thorough inspection process that begins during the design stage, and proceeds through the construction cycle and the occupancy stage.