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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...

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?

...homes are another product that has very little real-world value . The LEED for Homes Rating system is the most internationally recognized green home building ra...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...home Green Building Guide Pages for other options such as How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors , Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic g...