Furniture / Guides

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...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...furniture, chapped lips or constant nose bleeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption issues. If you're in an older home sat ab...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...furniture, chapped lips or constant nose bleeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption. If you are in an older home, don’t panic...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Furniture Regardless of the type of wood that is used, furniture for use inside the home should ideally be free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) , includi...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...furniture, and when properly sealed can be used as tables and counter tops. Coreboard is manufactured in the Unites States and Canada. Read more about Hemp ...

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...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...furniture, chapped lips or constant nose bleeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption issues. If you're in an older home sat ab...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...furniture and area rugs that don't move If you choose to oil your floors rather than using polyurethane, they will be much more easy to repair and can leave y...

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...

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...

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: ...