Furniture / Guides

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...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...furniture The Sofas are made from healthy materials without brominated flame retardants , created by an eco-designer upholsterer in Quebec. Chosen Non-T...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...furniture. Condensation is bad news in multiple ways – it indicates where a home has weak spots or thermal bridges in its insulated envelope, it points to pro...

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...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...furniture Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Networ...

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...

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...

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...

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

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

With the intention of reducing the speed at which flames can spread, fire-retardant compounds are added to almost all the materials we furnish our homes with: ...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...furniture and possessions in the basement that may be lost or damaged by the basement flooding. An insurance claim may give you market value for your couch and ...