Healthy indoor air quality / Guides

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?

...indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing i...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing i...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...air quality of your home , that's why! “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in any home environment. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally is important for many reasons, including: Americans spend on average about 90 percent of their time indoors, where according to ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...indoors, so it only makes sense that we work to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Many building materials contain chemicals that are extremely harmful when inhaled and can lead to severe respiratory illnesses. Along with the health impacts for home occupants, chemical manufacturing can put production workers at risk...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...healthy indoor air quality and the use of sustainable building materials, which also means that it can be specified and supplied as Novoclimat or Zero Net Energy Ready too. (If you're in a warm climate, take a look at these shipping container homes for inspiration instead.) Le Refuge - design, practicality, energy-pe...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...air pollution as well as contaminating indoor air quality as these chemicals off gas into the air in your home. Choosing natural building materials without chemicals and VOCs will lead to safer indoor air quality and reduced health risks for homeowners - although we would always suggest ventilating modern airtight home...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...healthy home with a good level of interior air quality, or are simply a future homeowner who cares about lower utility bills, better comfort and protecting their biggest investment. So, minimum code is a lottery, as is buying most new homes in North America - unless that is it's been designed, tested, certified & label...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air tightness and building code all across North America is being updated to reflect this, so mechanical ventilation systems are essential to maintain healthy indoor air quality for the following reasons: To provide oxygen for occupants since people deplete oxygen as they breath. In a reasonably airtight home with ...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...air conditioners or even a chimney cleaning. Regular servicing is worth the money; it will pay for itself through less wear and a longer lifespan of equipment, but also in more efficient operation, and above all, healthier indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to r...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Healthy air: To ensure safe indoor air quality, the following requirements must be met: Entryways must have an external dirt track-in system and an internal dirt track-in system contained within a separate entry space. All kitchens, bathrooms, copy rooms, janitorial closets and chemical storage spaces must be s...

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

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

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