Healthy indoor air quality / Guides

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...

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 Energ...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...healthy indoor air quality Of the 8 scoring categories of the LEED rating system, among the more important standards is to ensure safe indoor air quality for ...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...airtightness and super-insulation along with very high-performance windows . Achieving airtightness requires the use of some fairly high-tech materials but the ...

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...

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

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commod...

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...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...indoor air quality because they continue to off-gas chemicals for years after installation, greater demand for healthier building materials is making them far m...

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...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...indoor air quality that, according to the EPA, can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air due to toxic airborne particles that originate in building material...