Radon pollution in homes / Guides

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...introduce into our homes; it just takes a bit of research and buying from suppliers that are aware of these issues. Now you know about maintaining healthy indoor air quality, learn more about sustainable construction for healthy and durable homes in the Ecohome Building Guide pages Find more pages about sus...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...intaining health, succumbing to these internet myths and relying on plants to clean your air may worsen the indoor air quality in your home. It’s far better to follow practical and proven methods and guidelines, such as those laid out in home rating systems like LEED . One example of something the internet has spread a...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...ing orientation is determined to maximise passive solar gains. Locations & Linkages (10 points) The location and linkages category aims to reduce the need for new infrastructure development by encouraging building on previously developed land with access to community resources, public transportation and existing in...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...ing must be affordable to own, operate and maintain R - Resilient - designing to withstand the normal and extreme stresses a building will face in its lifetime (temperature, precipitation, wind, seismic events, UV exposure, etc.) E - Engaging - we only maintain things we like, so a building must be designed for qua...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...inum home include: Insulation: 8 in. of semi-rigid mineral-wool insulation on the outside of the sheathing, and another 5-1/2 in. of mineral-wool batts in stud cavities packaged in a high-performance building envelope. Exterior walls of the slab-on-grade house have a total of 13-1/2 in. of mineral wool (5-1/2-in. b...