Healthy paints / Guides

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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...

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...

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 , and learn about other health issues such as Microplastics in drinking water , in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...paints we used to apply to our walls. For more information see our pages on safer paints , or you could even make your own DIY safe no VOC natural paint with our guide here . Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is one of the more commonly found contaminants in homes, and is used in the production of most particle board, plyw...

Healthy Home Offices - Natural Biophilic Design Ideas
Interior design and furnishing

How do you create a healthy home office? With Biophilic Interior Design

...healthy and productive home office space , learn more about sustainable construction for healthy and durable homes in the Ecohome Building Guide pages Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in homes How to service HRV & ERV u...

Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

...healthy indoor spaces , all in the Ecohome Building Guide and the following pages: Top ten tips for a longer lasting deck here Natural, food safe, mineral oil wood finish on shelves of big box stores How to make DIY non toxic paint here Where to buy and choose safe zero VOC paints Choosing...

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...

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...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...healthy, you will need to ensure that its composition is varied and mixed. You also need to choose an effective compost bin, taking into account pesky local critters like racoons, squirrels, skunks, rats etc who think nothing of getting in there and freely distributing the contents all around your immaculate garden! We...