Carbon monoxide / Guides

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...carbon monoxide, though interestingly enough, more than half of the heat produced from the fire at this point is from burning gaseous hydrocarbons and carbon mo...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare, and air pollution in the form of fine particles, carbon monoxide, dust and sulfur. A healthy alternative to MDF boards Fun...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...Carbon monoxide (CO) Carbon monoxide is often called the silent killer, as it is a colourless and odourless gas. Symptoms of exposure to high levels include h...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...carbon monoxide and release oxygen , but certain house plants, such as bamboo palm and english ivy, can actually help to eliminate benzene, formaldehyde and/or ...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...carbon monoxide levels, , radon gas alerts, smoke, problems in systems or heaters, etc. Three types of smart thermostats we like: 1. Nest: With simple inp...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...carbon monoxide, radon gas, mold, pet dander, and dust. These can cause a variety of adverse health effects including allergies, asthma and respiratory illnesse...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...carbon monoxide combustion from fires and stoves , Formaldehyde from pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives;...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...carbon monoxide detectors on each floor. Ensure all fireplaces, wood stoves and pellet stoves are either EPA-certified or meet the CSA B 415 standard. High pe...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...carbon monoxide poisoning. Higher-end models of gas-fired instantaneous water heaters feature sealed combustion systems. One pipe supplies the burner with fre...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...Carbon Monoxide in homes may have the reputation as the "silent killer", but we say it's better to be safe than sorry and test your home for radon gas as a matt...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...carbon monoxide combustion from fires and stoves , Formaldehyde from pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives;...