Safe indoor air quality / Guides

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...airtight envelope, since it allows better control over indoor air quality . Airtightness also improves energy efficiency; indoor air leaks waste cooling power d...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...Indoor air quality and VOCs Health Canada Indoor Air Quality Recommendations EPA Indoor Air Quality Recommendations Recycled paints www.peinturebo...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , non-toxic and natural wood finishing oil , living green walls in the...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...indoor air quality. Contrary to what many people believe, indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. How is inside air worse that outside air? The ...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...safeguard interior air quality. Important to note; this threshold does not mean that there is no health risk below 150-200 Bq / m 3 , which is why the World Hea...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...indoor air quality to protect residents’ health and reduce health-care costs, and often provide better access to public transit and local amenities, decreasing ...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...air pollution, dust, pollen and pet dander. So it only makes sense that we pay attention to the air quality in our homes. Where most people have heard the ter...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...indoors, so it only makes sense that we work to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Many building materials contain chemicals that are extremely harmful when inh...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about how to choose between a HRV & ERV ventilation sy...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...air quality as these chemicals off gas into the air in your home. Choosing natural building materials without chemicals and VOCs will lead to safer indoor air q...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...air: To ensure safe indoor air quality, the following requirements must be met: Entryways must have an external dirt track-in system and an internal dirt ...