Healthy air quality / Discussions

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...air purifiers really do work, thanks for any advice. Improve the quality of indoor air: In the absence of an HRV , the most effective strategy for ensuring he...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...air quality in a home , but below are a few pages in particular that may help. If you are looking for non-toxic cabinetry materials for shelving, we recently ...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

...air from opening windows quite difficult. Would an HRV help to filter out the odours and pollutants? Are there any specific HRVs more suitable for condos? Reg...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...air quality , but most basements are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes in a few short years, that would be the most toxic wall I c...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...air from the basement will rise to the living area , so fix the problem down there and you may fix it upstairs. If you do plan to do further work, we can certai...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...healthy two story house above grade than the same quality house with one level below grade. Hi Robert. We are in the same exact situation. How are you folks ...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 7 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

I have a medical condition and cannot tolerate any type of scents and mainstream products for building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our qu...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 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?

...air through the furnace chimney, does this make sense and what should I do? Hi, first a couple of questions back to you, does your furnace have an outside air i...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...air quality consultant to aid me with my builder. Thank you in advance? OSB isn’t considered to be overly toxic, but it is not impossible that you are experienc...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Formaldehyde-free counter tops Healthy home cl...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...air and causing respiratory issues, headaches, etc. I do not want to use them in my home. I am looking for linoleum adhesive, wood flooring adhesive, and a ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building?

...healthy indoor air quality. We have a free video series in our building guide that covers the construction of a super efficient demonstration house from start t...

Posted by Julia Jedrys March 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...air quality and responsible material choices etc. All that would apply still in our minds when a house will be left to sit unattended for a winter, so look thro...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

I have a house to sell, I already have contract. we stayed 13 years in that home with full finished basement. In Radon test result is 7.5pCi/L . What should we...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

There are mold stains on the ceiling of my bathroom, spots about 1 cm in diameter each). I would like to know which non-toxic product I can use to remove them....

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...air quality etc as a start (using either the building guide menu or the search box), and let us know what holes need to be filled in.

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses