Green home finishing / Guides

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want to bother certifying a h...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...home’s Emmanuel Cosgrove is also a regular user - "I find it to be a great wood finishing oil to work with because it doesn’t have a powerful odour, but mostly ...

Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

...green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and information management, and is an experienced green building project manager. JP – Patrick, ...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...homes have a lot more caulking and adhesives than older homes. Adhesives are liberally applied to many surfaces for ease and speed of job completion, as well as...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...green building. 3. Choosing a prefab home: LEED Platinum prefabricated home © Roman Szumski Prefab home manufacturers are beginning to pick...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...home. This is an excellent flooring option for anyone with chemical sensitivities who wants a beautiful and durable eco-friendly floor in their passive solar ho...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...home to avoid the dust and fumes that come from finishing. Maintenance would be the same as any other wood flooring. We recommend oils over polyurethane, w...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

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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 a home

...homes in the EcoHome Guides Or learn more about framing timber for homes in the specific Guide Section devoted to Wood & Organic Materials for high efficie...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...homes is heat security, as extreme weather events in cold months routinely drive residents from their homes for lack of power and heat. Homes that are better si...

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