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LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...VOC paints and finishes. Some other features that this home includes are: HEPA filtered air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor radiant heating Air-to-water heat exchange system as principal heat source Energy usage monitoring system Rainwater harvesting system Carbonized bamboo floors ...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

Removing source contaminants and moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is not often considered is that added energy consumption involved, as heating moist air requires significantly more energy than h...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...VOC & formaldehyde-free plywood with hardwearing UV finish , 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 home...

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

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

...VOC Kitchen © Ecohome The reclaimed wood doors give the Edelweiss LEED platinum home extra points and some added charm © Ecohome Rooms are flooded with light with carefully placed windows © Ecohome Local slate was used for t...

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

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...VOCs better than others, but when put in large rooms, their effects are practically inexistent. “We decided to study it more in-depth in response to all the internet articles and wellness blog posts that tout plants as an indoor air quality magic bullet,” says Michael Waring, an environmental engineer and indoor air ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...VOCs Chosen Non-Toxic Interior Finishes Brands : Columbia Forest Product, VOC-free plywood Maxi Forest , natural wood planks Formica Canada - Green Laminate Products Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...VOC paints, solid wood cabinets, natural oils instead of varnish and avoiding chipboard cabinets will all serve to improve your air quality by eliminating the toxic fumes that are simply accepted in conventional building practices. Having an energy efficient kitchen is not so complicated: put lids on pots, only boil ...

Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

...VOC paints , or even how to make DIY non toxic paint here in the EcoHome Green Building Guides

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...VOC) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) There is no arguing that spray foam and rigid foam panels have certain applications where other insulation materials simply won't work. The excellent performance and sometimes ease of installation of foam products has always been tainted by the magnitude of damage t...

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

...VOC binders . Polished concrete floor: The decision to polish and seal the concrete slab as a finished floor means no additional wood flooring on the main floor was needed, reducing material consumption. The natural honey-color of the walls makes for a very warm atmosphere, which made the contrast of the polished con...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...VOC & Formaldehyde-free plywood instead of drywall. When affordable prefabricated eco homes are Architect-designed, the difference is easy to see Energy-efficient performance Energy modelling for Quebec based on average weather conditions indicates that the S1600 will consume approximately 9,316 kWh per year ...