Healthy homes / Guides

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...healthy homes and safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , non-toxic and natural wood finishing oil , living green walls in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...homes that indoor air quality is often up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and this is part of why there is such a rise in chemical sensitivities as well as a spike in Asthma rates in children . There have been many attempts to fabricate eco-friendly alternatives to MDF made with natural materials, includin...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Homes or even Positive Energy Homes all rely on the building envelope having a high level of insulation, and a managed level of Air Transfer Rate, preferably via an HRV or ERV unit to control the energy losses from essential ventilation . You can read more about Air Permeability of homes here , but to put it simply let...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in th...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...homes, and now we also want to ensure that buildings provide a healthy and productive environment for occupants. The WELL Building Standard is a timely addition to CaGBC’s programs, as health and wellness in the workplace is increasingly recognized as an important element in attracting and retaining employees.” WEL...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...healthy homes with sustainable eco-friendly building materials. Hemp is a very sustainable crop given the quick growing time and the amount of carbon sequestered in hemp building products. A hemp crop goes from seed to ready-to-harvest in as little as 120 days, which helps preserve forests that are being clear cut to s...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...Homes on a Budget Maintaining healthy indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Homes Ltd. Vancouver, BC www.sonbuilthomes.com Sustainable TO Toronto, ON www.sustainable.to Wrighthaven Homes Limited Elora, ON www.wrighthavenhomes.com Spring 2014 to Spring 2015: Houses will be constructed and then go through the R-2000 verification and labelling protocol. Summer ...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Homes are Good or Bad :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a suc...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...homes. While there are many different green prefab homes to choose from on the market, the Ecohabitation inspired and Architect-designed range of six models in a variety of sizes can be configured from tiny house single bedroom homes to full-sized but eco-friendly 3 bedroom family homes - all with one huge difference...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...healthy indoor air quality here: Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing better home furnace filters to help stop virus spread 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices How to maintain healthy indoor air quality Find more about green home constructi...