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Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...healthy approach with regards to: 1) Radon -- I have a radon issue and have recently installed an active depressurization mitigation system which is working w...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built in 2003, about 26’x44’. I would like to cover the ceiling to be ...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 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

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

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

We live on the 2nd floor of a condo high rise which is located quite close to the garbage room and the odours and chemicals make obtaining fresh air from openi...

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

What are the best air-quality solutions for processing cigarette smoke?

I purchased a 2nd-story townhome and, only after moving in, I discovered cigarette smoke coming in through the framework from the downstairs neighbor. Outside ...

Posted by Jordan Hoffman March 18, 2021, 2:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

...healthy and durable house affordably wherever you are, here are a few pages that an help - Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget Are b...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 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 know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

My partner is putting radiant flooring with a professional in our living greenhouse. But for now he has purchased a ventless wall heater. He claims he smells n...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 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

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

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

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

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 9 Responses

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

How about hurricane, flooding and heat resistant kit homes? You can see our prefab modular kit houses available across Canada and the US here There has been ...

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 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 Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...healthy and energy efficient home, but an affordably built one too! Thank you so much for your detailed reply. The house is in Johnson City, TN, (climate zone...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses