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Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...Living Green Walls do and don't do, find more about protecting indoor air quality by Choosing non-toxic paint , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect ind...

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...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction space. It can also more easily address thermal bridging issues at the tops of walls, as well as the junction between footings and foundation walls. As ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...dows when renovating a home: Windows will likely need replacing if you are considering a rebuild or tear-down of your home . They don’t last forever, and if a...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...dollar for dollar - a wall with much better insulation. By building a slab-on-grade home, you are choosing to substitute foundation walls with above-ground wa...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...doesn't add up so I personally would want to see some research on healthy indoor air quality before I spend the rest of my life living inside a stack of old tir...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...don't do it right. Bale walls have a very high R-value (around R40) and make for about as environmentally responsible a building material as you can get. ...

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...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...doors for example, or some specific flooring material, you many need to adjust framing or floor heights. Old doors don’t always meet the standard openings and i...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces not always have airtight lids , so be sure yours does or you will impede the system from doing its job properly. Radon gas in air is measured in becquerels...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...dows , doors & walls/roof, the entire volume of air will leak out and be replaced perhaps 3 or 4 times per day. Assuming a three bedroom home, Indoor Air Qual...