Healthy indoor air quality / Guides

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

...healthy building movement by bringing health and wellness into Canada’s indoor environments through the WELL Building Standard,” said IWBI Founder Paul Scialla....

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...air quality or have a big ecological impact. The Eco brand from Cosentino is one such sustainable counter and we like how it's look compliments The Edelweiss mi...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...quality is superior. The thicker barrier is not only better for mitigating soil gas, but it is far more durable during the construction phase than the 6 mil pol...

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...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...air it will collect at the floor level, but it is easily stirred up by heating and ventilation equipment, the stack effect (air convection), and even the moveme...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...air quality and ecological impact. Cons: It isn't solid wood so there are tiny finger joints every foot or so which aren't terribly noticeable, but if you are...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...air rising , basement air will always find its way to upper floors to balance pressure as warm air escapes through leaks at the higher points of your house. I...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...Air-Con = Damp Moldy Walls So here's a little known fact that most HVAC installers won't tell a potential new client for central air; Polyethylene vapor barri...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...indoor air quality (IAQ). When you are making choices, find out the estimated lifespan and what maintenance is required to keep it in good condition. Just a n...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...indoor air quality by Choosing non-toxic paint , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect indoor air quality , and the Difference Between an HRV and an ERV ...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...healthy product. "In our natural wood finishes we use a mixture of cold-pressed linseed oil and natural resins, such as damar, beeswax and carnauba, instead o...