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Broan-NuTone Online Tool Helps Builders Select Code-compliant Ventilation Solutions

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Mar 06, 2013

Broan-NuTone®, the leader in residential ventilation for ENERGY STAR® qualified products, has introduced an industry-exclusive product selector to help builders, contractors and architects select code- and green building program-compliant ventilation solutions for the home.

The new CodeKey™ Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Specifier tool encompasses all of the growing number of statewide codes that affect ventilation standards into one user-friendly industry-first online tool.

“Broan-NuTone is the first manufacturer to offer assistance to builders and other professionals who need to abide by new ventilation codes but may be unsure of which ventilation solution is most appropriate for a project,” says Patrick Nielsen, marketing manager, ventilation fans, Broan-NuTone. “With the new CodeKey feature, Broan-NuTone is not only offering product solutions for customers, but also offering information solutions.”

Broan-NuTone’s CodeKey helps professionals identify code-compliant, customized whole-house ventilation systems based on factors such as site location, square footage, number of bedrooms and whether or not the home is ENERGY STAR V3 or LEED® certified.

The tool also has several slider controls that allow users to select the importance (on a scale) of certain factors in fan selection, including low first cost, low energy usage and reduced noise. Although most of the available solutions are for ventilation fans, CodeKey also can display results for Broan-NuTone’s range hoods and HRV/ERV products. Once the user has set all preferences, he or she can compare solutions, print out specifications and choose an applicable solution.

“CodeKey is the fastest and most user-friendly way for professionals to ensure that the ventilation in their residential projects is meeting statewide codes or green building program requirements,” continues Nielsen. “With new states continually adopting ventilation standards, this tool is relevant for professionals nationwide.”

For more information on the new Broan-NuTone CodeKey Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Specifier tool, visit www. or

About Broan-NuTone®

BROAN® is registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

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