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LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...bamboo floors Custom open bamboo staircase FSC Certified solid wood cabinetry High efficiency toilets Pre-wiring for electric vehicle charging Beachaus I is now waiting for its final certification of LEED Platinum from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) i...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...Bamboo palm and spider plants in the kitchen to remove formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene , which can be found in certain kitchen appliances and furniture. • Snake plants in the bedroom because they absorb CO² in the day, release oxygen at night, & who doesn't like snakes in the bedroom? • Boston ferns in the baseme...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...bamboo remain popular, it can be difficult to determine whether the wood is sustainably harvested. Also, some manufactures use adhesives containing chemical solvents to hold the layers of wood together. As a result, many people are turning to marmoleum. Marmoleum has no adverse health issues during production, use, o...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Bamboo floors: Though it is often thought to be wood, bamboo is actually a fast-growing grass that needs no pesticides or fertilizers. Bamboo plantations provide bird and insect habitat and have a turnaround time of 5 years from planting to harvesting. Pros: Bamboo is renewable; sustainable; very strong; dura...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...bamboo palm and english ivy, can actually help to eliminate benzene, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene in minute quantities. NASA recommends 15 to 18 good-sized houseplants in six- to eight-inch (203 mm) diameter containers in a 1,800-square-foot (170 m2) house - but while houseplants may help in using Biophilic De...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...bamboo, but this hemp flooring from a Tennessee manufacturer - Tennessee Wood Flooring is the first we have come across so far. This is indicative of a growing interest within the green home building community to source more sustainable materials with lower carbon footprints, and with less toxic binders and adhesives. ...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...bamboo. Products labeled 'all natural' are not necessarily free of chemical treatments, so ask some questions when shopping. If you want a healthy bed but don't want to give up the softness of a polyurethane pillow top, be prepared to spend some money. But your garden variety futon can actually be among the most affo...

Healthy Home Offices - Natural Biophilic Design Ideas
Interior design and furnishing

How do you create a healthy home office? With Biophilic Interior Design

...bamboo shelves that are housing your plants, and the framed prints along the wall staring kindly back at you. And to top it off there is a big window letting in the warm morning sunlight. Believe us when we say you will thank us later – and if the mind wanders a little to when we could all roam outside without a seco...

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?

...Bamboo palm will only make humidity problems worse – choosing plants like Peace Lily, Boston Fern, Orchids, Spider Plant, Tillandsia, Cactus and English Ivy should help lower humidity and improve internal air quality , but water sparingly and often for best effect. Check for water leaks! – Any pipes carrying water in...