Healthy indoor air quality / Guides

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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...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...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 q...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...healthy indoor air quality for the following reasons: To provide oxygen for occupants since people deplete oxygen as they breath. In a reasonably airtight h...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...healthy indoor air quality , read about green kitchens here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable construction .

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold . Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children,...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about how to choose between a HRV & ERV ventilation sy...

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 thei...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...healthy indoor air quality, it would have no connection to the electrical grid, municipal water supply or sewer system. Our review of this house is based on the...

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 intern...

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...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...air heating, it does not blow dust around your home. So it offers an advantage for cleaner indoor-air quality than a crawl space foundation. A polished concre...