Air contaminants / Guides

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...contaminants and moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damag...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...air than humid air. If you have a mould problem, clean it with detergent. But mould will always come back unless you address the issue that caused it. See our...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...air rises, forcing air out the top portion of your home and drawing in cold air from the bottom to replace it. How much air will be changed depends on how well-...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...airborne contaminants you will be subjected to during renovations: Wood dust from cutting Dust from cutting drywall and sanding drywall compounds VOCs (...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...air quality and VOCs Health Canada Indoor Air Quality Recommendations EPA Indoor Air Quality Recommendations Recycled paints www.peintureboomerang...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...air purification - there is no question that plants absorb airborne contaminants, we are just unconvinced that a plant wall can have a noticeable impact on air ...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air quality © Health Canada How much fresh air is enough? It is very difficult for humans to detect low levels of contaminants in their air , ev...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...air pockets in it that will absorb moisture and other contaminants, and stain easily. It will also endlessly release dust into the air through any contact with ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...contaminants D - Durable - a home built to last spreads its ecological footprint over a longer period of time U - User friendly - a building must be afforda...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...air leaks before drywall is installed, so any necessary air seal repairs can be made. Minimum standards must be met for certification and points are awarded for...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...contaminants into the air and water than metal or concrete. The impact of concrete and steel compared to wood: Environemental impact compared to wood:...