Interior air quality / Guides

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

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

...air quality is often up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, and this is part of why there is such a rise in chemical sensitivities as well as a spike in ...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...interior 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 i...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...air quality in your home . Every room in my conventional, drywalled home is painted with a natural clay paint that's easy to make, economical, and gives a beaut...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Quality heating equimpment and affordability in operation Exterior durability - building enclosures and water management Interior air quality Interior dur...

Real estate

Real estate

...Interior design and functionality of space Soundproofing from the exterior and interior noise transmission Interior air quality does it smell fresh, stale, ...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...interior air quality - making it one of the most sensible, affordable and agreeable Eco-friendly flooring choices available. The Edelweiss House is a slab-on-...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...interior air quality that include variables such as the volume of air, the size of the plant wall and the air-change rating of the building , we would happily i...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...air quality and energy consumption within ideal parameters. Positive and negative air pressure: Neither positive nor negative air pressure in a home is good...

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?

...interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in homes in an energy efficient way. This includes ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...air exchanger if necessary . Read more about choosing safe paints , where to buy natural paints , green kitchen renovations and interior air quality in the Ec...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...airborne particles during sanding than we would have been with other brands. Watch more EcoHome Green Building videos here Read more on interior air...