Non-toxic building materials / Guides

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?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

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?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...Non-toxic deck finishing oil © Livos Read more about our top ten tips for a longer lasting deck here , or read all about how to choose non-toxic zero VOC pa...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...building products such as non-toxic and durable laminate countertops. Here are a few alternative sustainable kitchen counter options that we quite like for gr...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...building materials is making them far more competitive than even just a year ago when I first posted a piece on building a formaldehyde-free non-toxic green kit...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...materials. Read more about protecting indoor air quality with non-toxic interior furnishings and choosing non-toxic building materials in the Ecohome Green Bu...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...building custom kitchens and bathrooms, speak with your cabinetmaker about using non-toxic materials. It shouldn't amount to more than a 10 to 15% premium. See ...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...building, how energy efficient a building is largely depends on the building envelope. It controls heat loss, air leakage and the movement of moisture. What i...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...building on a slab on grade: Building your home on a slab on grade means you will have no basement storage, a mechanical room on the main floor, and no abilit...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...non-toxic building materials and surfaces finishes . So while we quite like living walls, we question claims about their impact on indoor air quality. Simply ...

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

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

...building technique. It seems all of these issues (some real, some less so) have been addressed by the marrying of this ancient building technique with modern ...