Air quality / Guides

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...air quality. Important to note; this threshold does not mean that there is no health risk below 150-200 Bq / m 3 , which is why the World Health Organization re...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...air heating, it does not blow dust around your home. So it offers an advantage for cleaner indoor-air quality than a crawl space foundation. A polished concre...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...air intake for your stove, otherwise your stove will feed on warm inside air which will be replaced by cold outside air as you depressurize your house. Instal...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...air quality in homes , the market naturally follows suit. So thankfully it is becoming easier all the time to find green building products such as non-toxic and...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...air quality or our health - and can cause some very nasty reactions if accidently mixed with the wrong products in the home. Clean surfaces with UV easily (bu...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

The first thought of home lighting design should be the orientation of windows for quality of life, but also passive solar heat gain. Not only does the sun off...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...air quality with non-toxic interior furnishings and choosing non-toxic building materials in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages at North America's green bui...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commoditizati...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...air quality to protect residents’ health and reduce health-care costs, and often provide better access to public transit and local amenities, decreasing the fin...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...air that happens in any building , as warm air exerts pressure and leaks out at the higher levels of your home, and cold air is drawn in at lower levels to repl...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...air. If it won’t dry outside, then don’t attempt to dry it inside unless in an exterior-vented dryer. The second advantage is for interior air quality – as the ...