Bill Hayward, CEO of Hayward Lumber, was recently featured in the Monterey County Weekly on April 28, 2016. Through this news article more and more people will be able to educate themselves and benefit from the products and techniques Hayward offers to build healthier homes with improved indoor air quality. The article also discussed a number of the company’s new business ventures, focusing on some of the recent technology we’ve added to its lineup.
Hayward Lumber will now be offering several new product, including a radiant heating and cooling system built into the ceiling panels of a home. This device, called Ahhm, heats more quickly and offers more control over important comfort factors such as moisture, air circulation, and humidity than either traditional forced air heating or floor based radiant heating. It also cools a home, in addition to heating it. Along with the already popular Zehnder fresh air machine, Ahhm will be another great option for individuals who want the ultimate in indoor comfort and who recognize the importance of indoor air quality.
The article also touched on Hayward’s recent partnership with View Dynamic Glass, another new venture, which will allow Hayward to introduce “smart windows” technology into single family homes. These windows will permit home owners to easily control glare and the amount of sunlight entering their house with just the touch of a button. Dynamic Glass technology has already been proven in commercial buildings, and it has several advantages over typical windows including reducing sun glare and heat during peak sunlight hours and significantly reducing annual energy costs.
The article also explored the effect of poor indoor air quality on occupant health. Sadly, far too many people are oblivious to bad air quality’s negative impact on health. For instance, in 1989 it was found that 50% of illnesses resulted from indoor air pollution. Because people today spend nearly 90% of their lives indoors, the Environmental Protection Agency considers bad indoor air quality to be one of the top 5 health risks among the public.
At Hayward Lumber, our focus from the beginning has been making eco-friendly and healthy home products easily accessible to builders and home-owners. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read this recent article, please take the time to do so. It will help you learn more about our green products and how they can improve your health and comfort at home.