Clean indoor air quality / Guides

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...Clean Linen" do not actually smell like fresh air. Fresh air often has no scent at all. If scented air is a must at your house, try essential oil diffusers or m...

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?

...Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeown...

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?

...Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeown...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...air quality and forcing costly repairs. Venting kitchen fumes to the exterior will also reduce the amount of time spent cleaning, which few will complain about....

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about how to choose between a HRV & ERV ventilation sy...

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...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...air quality and consequently find its way into other homes. When there are lots of neighbouring wood stoves, a bigger concern for indoor air quality than [the s...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...indoor relative humidity , the cause of this is also worth investigating). Lift the duct covers to see how clean they are underneath; they can be cleaned but ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...indoor air quality before I spend the rest of my life living inside a stack of old tires. • Allergic rhinitis, asthma, respiratory infections, eczema and rheu...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...air rising and cool air dropping . “The warm air in the center of the room would rise to the ceiling, and as it touched the cold surfaces of the roof and wall...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...airtight envelope, since it allows better control over indoor air quality . Airtightness also improves energy efficiency; indoor air leaks waste cooling power d...