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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...healthy, eco-friendly countertops , healthy zero-vox paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for green home building . Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

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...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based paints. The move towards safe paint has led to a noticeable improvement in indoor air quality since the mid-seventies, and better even in the last decade. But paints based on petrochemical solvents still represent over half the paints on the market. Using natura...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...healthy homes and safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , non-toxic and natural wood finishing oil , living green walls in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...Healthy indoor air quality: Low VOC paints and finishes are used throughout the cabins. Water efficiency: Water efficient plumbing fixtures Optional cisterns can catch and store rainwater from the roof. Less commuting: In many cases, ADUs are placed in neighbourhoods which are close to amenities so that the occup...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...healthy alternative to MDF boards Fun fact about rice - and the reason why rice MDF is a healthier alternative - because the internal and natural mold resistance of rice fibers is very high, there is no need to use formaldehyde-based adhesives as a preservative, which is a toxic and carcinogenic volatile organic comp...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...healthy interior living environment, safe from harmful contaminants D - Durable - a home built to last spreads its ecological footprint over a longer period of time U - User friendly - a building must be affordable to own, operate and maintain R - Resilient - designing to withstand the normal and extreme stresses...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

Livos is a Quebec manufacturer of natural wood finishing oils, and they are very transparent about the composition of their products which are mainly plants and some other natural materials. There are also no heavy metals used in the colouring pigments, so it is a completely sustainably-made and healthy product. "In...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...healthy home as well. Indoor contaminants were kept to a minimum by installing formaldehyde-free solid wood cabinets and zero VOC paints and finishes. Some other features that this home includes are: HEPA filtered air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor radiant heating Air-to-water heat excha...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...healthy internal air quality for the home , and includes mechanical systems with not one but three interwoven and efficient options for heating . Some of the Eco-friendly features in the Edelweiss LEED V4 Platinum home (included in the build cost) : Low-flow plumbing fixtures that help the house use about 60% les...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...healthy, high performance home, the best investment you can make is taking the time to do your research. This is a growth industry, so products and techniques change rapidly. Due to market demand, green building products are continually becoming easier to find, and quickly dropping in price. 2. Renovating If you ha...