Volatile organic compounds / Guides

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC). 10) Biophilia: The project must be designed to include elements that nurture the innate human attraction to natural systems and processes. Each of the six established Biophilic Design Elements must be represented for every 2,000 m2 of the project: Environmental features Natu...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the lower layers; less durable than a floor made of solid wood only. Worthy of note: Engineered wood floors lend themselves well to in-floor radiant heat. Solid hardwood floors: Wood flooring can come either raw or pre-finished. Traditional raw wood flooring usually requires a...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Reflections of the owners 20 years later Rolf and Diana Paloheimo, along with their two children, have lived in this revolutionary house for almost 20 years now. During an interview with the Globe and Mail , they were asked for their reflections after all these years and mentioned...

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

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

...volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof Under-slab high performance radon barrier Formaldehyde-free Kitchen Cabinets Split system air to air heat pump installation Air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater High performance HRV ventilation system High efficiency ceiling fans for ai...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...volatile organic compounds (VOCs) , including formaldehyde, to protect your indoor air quality. For finishings and maintenance - again to protect your air quality - look for zero VOC paints and finishes . Now you read about the best lumber choices for framing homes , learn more about framing timber for homes in the s...