We are renovating a house, and moving in fairly soon. We live in Southern California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't seem to find alternatives other than wood, which gets quite expensive. Would welcome your thoughts.
Installing a quartz kitchen counter in a toxic-free way. Can this be done?
Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses
Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation
Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?
Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 Responses
Building a solar air collector for a small office in my Home.
Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
for home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?
Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
Can you also use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses
What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?
Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses
What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
How to prevent walls from rotting in humid climates
Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do I find a green builder in my region?
Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses
Do you buy used materials? They are in very good condition.
Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses
What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?
Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
Electric Hot Water Heaters - should I install two smaller ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses
How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?
Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?
Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses