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Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...non-toxic ; silicate-based densifiers keep them that way and make it a great start to safe indoor-air quality in a home. This is an excellent flooring option for anyone with chemical sensitivities who wants a beautiful and durable eco-friendly floor in their passive solar home - especially as built correctly with suffi...

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?

...Non-Toxic Kitchen Materials Brands : Cosentino kitchen countertops Program workshop, counter Columbia Forest Product, Plywood Boxes + Cabinets Formica, laminate on doors of cabinets + cabinets American Standard, DXV, Grohe, faucet Flame retardant-free non-toxic furniture The Sofas are made from healthy ...

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?

...Non-Toxic Kitchen Materials Brands : Cosentino kitchen countertops Program workshop, counter Columbia Forest Product, Plywood Boxes + Cabinets Formica, laminate on doors of cabinets + cabinets American Standard, DXV, Grohe, faucet Flame retardant-free non-toxic furniture The Sofas are made from healthy ...

Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Lifestyle and environment

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

Dying eggs is one of my favourite spring traditions. Sadly, many conventional food dyes and artificial colourings are far from benign. According to a 2010 study conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks , "The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, ...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

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

...non-toxic finish this can be one of the healthiest and ecologically sensible choices. It's best to use a hardwood like maple for example, though any wood will show scratches and wear over time. These counters will periodically need to be re-sealed for protection; be sure to use a non-toxic food-safe oil. Beeswax is ano...

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

...non-toxic. They are manufactured in the United States but available in Canada. Visit IceStone . Recycled glass countertops are resistant, sustainable and non-toxic © Icestone Recycled aluminum kitchen counters This is a great alternative to stainless steel but keeping a modern look. ...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

The floors you choose really create the atmosphere in your home and give it its identity. The first considerations should be to choose a durable and non-toxic floor to ensure safe indoor air quality (IAQ). When you are making choices, find out the estimated lifespan and what maintenance is required to keep it in good ...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...non-toxic, it reduces sound transmission and it is very resistant to pests. Hemp is also vapour-permeable - meaning that moisture moves right through it. This allows hemp to help regulate the flow of vapour that results from differences in indoor and outdoor temperatures, which helps regulate the indoor climate and rel...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...non-toxic coating which make the columns fire resistant, water resistant, and mould-free. The neighbouring home to the East is being constructed using 16” Double stud wood frame achieving an insulation value of R-56. Foundations: All three foundations will be constructed using I CF blocks with an additional int...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...non-toxic and more durable building materials won't be very noticeable in the cost, but will be a strong incentive to buyers. Read more about how to build healthy green kitchens. Insulating attics : An open attic is a great place to easily improve the performance of a home with additional insulation. Check to see how...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...non-toxic paint , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect indoor air quality , and the Difference Between an HRV and an ERV to ensure proper home ventilation, all in the Ecohome Green Building website .