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Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...non-toxic concrete sealers makes a polished concrete floor one of the healthiest options for those with chemical sensitivities, read more here. Kitchen and bathroom: the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as all storage units are also made with the same non-toxic plywood panels. This make them much more durable t...

Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Good or Toxic & Dangerous?
Insulation and soundproofing

Is spray foam insulation a good choice for your home? Or a toxic recipe for disaster?

...non-toxic to justify basing 100% of the marketing around it so people think their homes are insulated with something akin to tofu. A typical safe handling manual first page for spray foam insulation - not overly-reassuring Isocyanate often comes from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), and the manufacturin...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...non-toxic green kitchen renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...non-toxic, so it is great for maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Hemp fiber natural wall panels - not the most aesthetically pleasing finish but perhaps one of the most sustainable Cork panels as a drywall alternative Cork is a renewable resource, harvested from trees without killing them - and if you're...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...non-toxic alternatives to many of the products we allow into our homes, that will facilitate much cleaner indoor air, and improved health. It's very difficult in the modern age to create a home free of contaminants while keeping the amenities we are accustomed too, but look at it as a cumulative effect. You will be exp...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...non-toxic, and unlike foam products there are no blowing agents that will off-gas into your home. That means it can lead to cleaner indoor air quality, and the R value will never change, whereas foam products will deteriorate over time as the gases escape. Mineral wool is rated at about R 4, it is unharmed by moistur...

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...non-toxic but can go BOOM. As a safety precaution and to enable the quick detection of a leak of natural gas, a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added tonatural gas to make it immediately noticeable. you don't get that early warning with Radon unfortunately. To put it rather bluntly, most people don't know th...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Non-toxic building materials and healthy homes. Building healthy homes with safer indoor air quality is a trend that increases in popularity every year , and we think 2020 will offer significant growth. New non-toxic building products hit market regularly, but what is important is when box stores opt for more eco-fri...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...non-toxic quartz countertops , every effort having been made to ensure these homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this model range of high-performance prefab homes is just over 36 feet long , and optimized for passive solar...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...non-toxic, see here for details - or if refinishing a deck or using reclaimed timber, we've succesfully used this cleaning, lightening and staining system for older wood decks - in particular, check out the how-to video . Ultra low voc deck stain system keeps decks looking better longer and saves on air pollution a...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...non-toxic and very durable. The production of concrete is a heavy polluter, releasing one ton of GHGs (greenhouse gases) per ton of concrete. So we chose a concrete mix that included 50% recycled material, which significantly lowers the total emissions of our build, and brings in some LEED points as well. Recycled ...