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Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...furniture. Or I've even family who swear by buffing wood vigorously with MCT oil and they printed off some lovely photos on their new canon printer to prove i...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...furniture, baby chairs, toys, counter tops, shower curtains, exterior siding, windows, the list goes on. We have surrounded ourselves with the stuff. So what ...

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

...furniture, clothing, and belongings you have, the more space you’ll need. You’ll be defeating the purpose of downsizing if you don’t downsize your possessions b...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, paints, household products, drapes, carpets and electronics. The Asthma Society of Canada says that the number of as...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...furniture: Take as much of your furnishings as possible out of the construction zone, certainly any fabric-covered furniture and carpets. Find alternative liv...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...furniture to keep working, or cook and eat surrounded by sawdust and tools. Final thoughts from Emmanuel Cosgrove: “It's a safe bet that if you move in before...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...furniture and computers can all off-gas in our homes for years . Let fresh air circulate through your home as often as possible. If you live in a heavily traffi...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...furniture is brought back in”. Aerobarrier works with any type of wall assembly, and with new homes it can be done at any stage once the envelope has been clo...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...furniture. If living in 500 square feet seems just a little too cozy for you, keep in mind that plans can be modified too. You can work with the manufacture...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...furniture is mix of GreenGuard certified and recycled from old location, carpets are made from recycled materials, and the Credit Union is committed to promotin...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...furniture can pose significant health risks. Sanding produces a lot of airborne and potentially toxic particles, so if you are undertaking a project like that i...