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custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

Green kitchen cabinets - why does it matter? To improve the air quality of your home , that's why! “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...IAQ) . According to the current version of the ASHRAE standard (2013), the calculation for individual homes is as follows: Q = 7.5 cfm/occupant + 3 cfm/100 ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air qual...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...IAQ) Whatever floor finish you choose, different products will have different impacts on your home air quality and the planet. Like paints, floor finishes wil...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...IAQ). When you are making choices, find out the estimated lifespan and what maintenance is required to keep it in good condition. Just a note, when you read '...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

Protecting your indoor air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air qual...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

Homes built in the last 40 years in Canada are relatively airtight . Before that we generally relied on leaky uninsulated walls to provide fresh air and preven...

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

Choosing safe paints

There is a current trend towards limiting the production of solvent-based paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based paints. The move towards sa...