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Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...home for years. That alone makes the case for antiquing if you have a fat wallet, or garage sale trolling if you don't. Formaldehyde in furnishings will evapora...

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...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages LEED Platinum prefab kit hom...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale or certified (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building technique...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...home size in case your living situation changes, you can simply make your home ready for change. Even in the city, you can build a "flexible" home, which has be...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...home livable? This query sparked the Livable Homes initiative launched by Perkins+Will. The initiative surveys participants around the question ‘What makes ...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...home, choose formaldehyde free cabinetry materials , and healthy, eco-friendly countertops , healthy zero-vox paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, ...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...home in Mulmur, Ontario.© Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...healthy kitchens , Choosing eco-friendly and healthy countops and all about sustainable home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North Ame...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...home is easy when you know how If you want to decorate your home with healthy No VOC paints and finishes, you're in the right place! If you’ve ever stepped in...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...home, especially if you're a concerned environmentalist, are looking for a healthy home with a good level of interior air quality, or are simply a future homeow...