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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is not often consid...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...humidity being produced in the home or entering it. Ventilate the home to remove excess moisture. Dehumidify the air in the home to bring the relative humid...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages LEED Platinum prefab kit hom...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...humidity in homes First of all, if the relative humidity of air in your home is too high, work to lower it . Anything over 50% RH is a bit much; 35-40% or so ...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...home. The first step to dealing with basement humidity is to get a dehumidifier and try to keep the Relative Humidity level (RH) to below 50%. See our pages o...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...humidity standpoint, and even that shouldn't be an issue except with the most extravagant of installations. Relative humidity in a home should ideally be no hig...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...humidity level at a reasonable value (between 40 and 60%) at all times. In summer, the humidity transfer in an ERV reverses and the humidity in outside air is...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventionally built homes. It all comes down to desig...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...Homes, are they any good? Traditional straw bale home construction can be a low-tech and affordable route to a very ecologically responsible home . There are,...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...humidity meter and tracking the relative humidity level in your basement is the first part of understanding the mold problem in any home or basement. Compare ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...humidity and lower-quality windows. Winterizing your home: Condensation and ice on windows is a sure sign that your home needs checking over Solutions: ...