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.
- Planning and Design
- Materials and resources
- Building materials
- Indoor air quality
- Zero voc
- Formaldehyde free
- Non-toxic building materials
- Healthy building materials
- Low VOC
- Safe indoor air quality
Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?
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Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?
Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses
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Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?
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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
Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?
Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Colleen Blak 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?
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What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do I find a green builder in my region?
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Do you buy used building materials if they are in 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 renovate a basement after a flood?
Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?
Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 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
Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?
Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 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 I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?
Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?
Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses