Healthy building materials / Discussions

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

...materials. We have asked the company to confirm this and we will update the page as soon as we hear back from them. For choosing flooring materials, there are...

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

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

...materials that contain urea-formaldehyde . Read more here - How to keep Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Homes As for air purifiers, they don't always work as ...

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

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...healthy and durable building products. For kitchens our preference would be to use plywood for the entire kitchen not just the doors and facing. Particle board ...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

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

...building materials will help protect your indoor air quality , but most basements are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes in a few s...

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

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

...building program. It places emphasis on regenerative designs, LEED contains certain aspects of green building, with healthy materials, carbon footrprint being s...

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

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

...healthy building materials such as zero VOC paints and finishes, formaldehyde-free plywood for cabinetry, recycled quartz counters etc. If you have chemical s...

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...building on a slab. Hey Matthew, Where are you building, and how big? Geothermal is a costly but noble undertaking as it extracts heat from the ground, and unle...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our quartz countertop and need to know if it can be installed using materials which are low voc and n...

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

What type of insulation should I use ?

...building materials and furniture and they are somewhat controversial, read more here about keeping fire retardants out of homes . From the concerns you list off...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...building this house? Of course, we are interested in health/comfort, lower energy cost and longevity during the ownership of the house. Basement space is a nice...

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