Dust control drywall / Guides

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...Dust Control® Brand Drywall Compound which meant we were exposed to less airborne particles during sanding than we would have been with other brands. Watch more EcoHome Green Building videos here Read more on interior air quality in the EcoHome Green Building Guides Thanks to our sponsor CGC for taking ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...dust. These can cause a variety of adverse health effects including allergies, asthma and respiratory illnesses. LEED rewards builders for taking steps to reduce or eliminate many of these pollutants. Air quality is improved through design features, material choices, moisture control measures, combustion venting, hom...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...controlling moisture, where humidity in the air condenses, and by so eliminating mold growth. Quick Fact Check: Eliminating all mold and mold spores indoors is virtually impossible, but controlling indoor moisture and the hidden moisture within basement wall assemblies will control the growth of indoor mold. Accord...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...dust from cutting Dust from cutting drywall and sanding drywall compounds VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paints and primers Formaldehyde and other chemicals present in building materials VOCs from adhesives and surface finishes Airborne fibers from insulation batts Off-gassing of foam insulation H...