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MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...window frames and doors, moldings, acoustic panels, interior doors, flooring, pergolas, etc. Worth noting - beyond just the toxins in sealants, as well as binders and adhesives found in most composite wood materials, there are other durability and air quality issues with MDF and other engineered building products. So...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...window shutters meant to compensate for the flimsy windows they had to settle for. The Germans didn’t forget, however. Wolfgang Feist, one of the two physicists who created the “Passivhaus” standard, credits the Saskatchewan Conservation House for its inspiration. Some Canadians do wear a proper winter coat Or mayb...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works! and doors, and see where your efforts are best spent. Pay particular attention to deadbolt and door lock striker plate holes running into the wall cavity. Plastic on windows: If you have old leaky windows , as a temporary winter fix for a few bucks per window you can put a thin sheet of plastic over them that...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home As warm, humid indoor air comes in contact with cold windows in winter, it cools, the moisture within it condenses on the window, and the cooler, denser air falls, creating air movement and the sensation of a draft. The interior surface of triple-pane windows are warmer than double-pane windows resulting in ...