Safe indoor air quality / Guides

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

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

...indoor air quality here: Removing Radon Gas from Crawlspaces & Basements Is there Radon Gas in Water? How to Control Radon Gas in Homes Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Homes Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about...

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

...safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Radon Gas in Home s, now be sure to read about Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , Removing Radon Gas from Well Water , and Choosing Between The Difference Between an HRV and an ERV to protect the indoor air quality of your home. Find all yo...

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 inhaled and can lead to severe respiratory illnesses. Along with the health impacts for home occupants, chemical manufacturing can put production workers at risk...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...air pollution as well as contaminating indoor 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 quality and reduced health risks for homeowners - although we would always suggest ventilating modern airtight home...

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 the financial burden of transportation. “Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental right for all Canadians, but we believe that this should be taken a step...

Healthy Home Offices - Natural Biophilic Design Ideas
Interior design and furnishing

How do you create a healthy home office? With Biophilic Interior Design

...indoor air filters, that simply isn’t the case as you would need a veritable jungle in your living room to have such an effect. So, keep plants for the aesthetic and mood enhancing aspects, but don’t count on it to clean air. Read more here to find out if plants clean indoor air quality . Growing food plants indoors ...

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 track-in system contained within a separate entry space. All kitchens, bathrooms, copy rooms, janitorial closets and chemical storage spaces must be separatel...

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

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...safe indoor air quality that, according to the EPA, can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air due to toxic airborne particles that originate in building materials and surface finishes. Especially when you consider the fact that modern high-efficiency and airtight buildings keep all the polluted air in unless they'r...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...air condenses, and by so eliminating mold growth. Quick Fact Check: Eliminating all mold and mold spores indoors is virtually impossible, but controlling indoor moisture and the hidden moisture within basement wall assemblies will control the growth of indoor mold. According to the EPA , indoor relative humidity (R...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

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

...indoor air quality because they continue to off-gas chemicals for years after installation, greater demand for healthier building materials is making them far more competitive than even just a year ago when I first posted a piece on building a formaldehyde-free non-toxic green kitchen . Lets hope the trend continues. ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages