Healthy indoor air quality / Guides

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. When using manufactured wood products for cabinetry, ask for formaldehyde-free plywood then at least the dust produced will be more benign to health. To further protect the air quality in your home, choose formaldehyde free cabinetry materials , and healthy...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...Indoor Environmental Quality: 18 of 21 available points, with monitors for data collection 2. Energy and Atmosphere: 26 of 38 available points, heated with locally produced wood pellets 3. Materials and Resources: 15 of 16 available points, with healthy and local materials An extraordinary customer: A nice surp...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...airly easy to install, requires no toxic adhesives, and comes in rolls, planks, and tiles. Because the color penetrates throughout the material, colors remain bright and don’t fade. Marmoleum is the flooring of choice for many green consumers because it’s made from materials that are natural and renewable. The main i...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...healthy homes. Building healthy homes with safer indoor air quality is a trend that increases in popularity every year , and we think 2020 will offer significant growth. New non-toxic building products hit market regularly, but what is important is when box stores opt for more eco-friendly material options. This is a...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...healthy No VOC paints and finishes, you're in the right place! If you’ve ever stepped inside a natural building or a home with natural paints or plasters, you can tell instantly. Natural earth pigment colors and textures bring an unmistakable warmth and coziness to a room – not to mention healthy air quality in your ho...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...indoor air quality of your home, the durability of your house and the interior surfaces. It will also affect how much home maintenance you may be required to do in the future. The Ecohome green building-guide pages offer many resources for finding durable, healthy and eco-friendly building supplies while keeping to a b...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...indoor air quality with non-toxic interior furnishings and choosing non-toxic building materials in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages at North America's green building website, Ecohome.

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...indoor air quality. See our page on choosing the right building insulation for the right application Once you determine the approximate amount of insulation you want to install on exterior walls and the type(s) of insulation you are open to using, then you need to find a way to attach /apply it securely to the outs...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...indoor air quality From the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...air of an Earthship, which is a synthetic material derived from petrochemicals that is toxic to humans through long-term exposure. Mike Reynolds says it's safe, but he says a lot of stuff that doesn't add up so I personally would want to see some research on healthy indoor air quality before I spend the rest of my li...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...airtight building envelope Buildings benefit from an airtight envelope, since it allows better control over indoor air quality . Airtightness also improves energy efficiency; indoor air leaks waste cooling power during summer and heating power during winter - which is why using HRV and ERV systems is recommended to r...