Fire retardants / Guides

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk "Flame retardants in the home do not help, that is regrettable but true." So what we end up purchasing are products with enough fire retardants to harm us...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor are mandated by law, a law which sometimes can be skirted with a doctor's note and a special order mattress. If not, ensure the fire-retardant u...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...retardants Made from the chemical compounds chlorine or bromine, flame retardants have without a doubt saved lives by giving us valuable time to exit burning ...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications from EPS foam products used in construction, but speculation as to whether or not this poses a significant risk to health doesn't seem to be bas...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building? retardants (HBCDs) to rigid foam panels - has now mostly been phased-out by the major manufacturers. Before you head to the comments section with a list ...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates? going all day to warm it up, your house is not staying warm by itself. In reality, an Earthship in Canada is a predominantly passively-heated home that b...