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Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...PVC became more popular in the 1960s and early 1970s. For those who are uncertain about why vinyl is never a good choice read here , unless of course you've got...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...PVC from windows and other products in homes can affect air quality. PVC has specifically been linked to reproductive, brain and immune system disorders. Of a...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...PVC / Vinyl For a full rundown on How to Install windows & doors Correctly in LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north Am...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...PVC / Vinyl For a full rundown on How to Install windows & doors Correctly in LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north Am...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...PVC) Wood treatments containing Creosote, Arsenic or Pentachlorophenol 12) Embodied carbon footprint: The project must account for the total footprint o...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...PVC / Vinyl Members get great Discounts - sign up today... Top Tips: For Well Fitted & Sealed Windows & Why It's Important: Attention to Detail is e...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...PVC tube and a T-junction can give radon gas an easy escape route. It is a very simple and low-cost procedure that has great results in reducing radon levels in...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...PVC- polyvinyl chloride) accounts for approximately 40% of the chlorine gas produced in North America. Vinyl is highly polluting in production, and as a buildin...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...PVC / Vinyl Will replacing old windows save money? The short answer is, it's not likely . From a standpoint of saving money, a complete home window replacem...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...PVC Coal and UV water filtration Automated moisture control Automated ventilation of hydrogen emissions from PV system batteries Durable: ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...PVC pipe for example, would not provide as much heat as a black metal pipe. Even different metals will have different rates of conductivity. Copper is one of th...