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

...healthy and non-toxic green flooring product DIY Cork Flooring - Pros, Cons & Green Installation Guide for LEED & Passive House How to Choose Eco-Fr...

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?

...healthy air at home is to avoid introducing pollutants in the first place. This means, among other things, avoiding furniture and other articles made of MDF (me...

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

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

...healthy finishing materials there are a few ways you could go about it, like raw wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywal...

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?

Good morning, I bought an older house (built 1965) in September 2018 and shortly after moving in (mid October), I was experiencing extreme joint pains. Stran...

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

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

Although many caulking and adhesive products are now solvent-free and NO or LOW VOC, many contain synthetic antimicrobials or "antifungals" or mildewcides, or ...

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

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

...healthy materials, carbon footrprint being similar, however, LBC also places focus on Biophilic designs (connecting the dwellers with nature through various way...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...healthy and non-toxic green flooring product The Difference Between an HRV and an ERV Hi Frank, I would second the dehumidifier route, and as your...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 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?

I have a single-family house built in 1961 and it has an oil heating furnace. When I renovated my kitchen I had a stove hood installed that vents directly to t...

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

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 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...healthy and extremely durable floor with very low maintenance. At grade level, a slab floor can also act as an excellent heat sink for passive heating and coo...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...healthy basement construction , and take extra durability measures such as installing a sump pump, possibly a second one depending on water tables, and even a b...

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