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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...furniture manufacturing than a construction site), inspired our confidence. You can imagine the impact on the quality of the work and materials when they are pr...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...furniture. If living in 750 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...

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...

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...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...furniture. • Snake plants in the bedroom because they absorb CO² in the day, release oxygen at night, & who doesn't like snakes in the bedroom? • Boston fer...