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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...zero-voc finishes and formaldehyde-free wood engineered products. Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

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

Choosing safe paints

...zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is also zero emissions. Some paint companies will ofer zero VOC paint but neglect to tell you that there are other da...

Natural pigment clay paint
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...VOCs. Even paint brands advertised as ‘zero VOC’ will often have VOCs in the colourants. So yes, they are healthier but still dangerous. They also commonly...

DIY cork flooring installation
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation video

...Zero VOC GreenForce adhesive from Bostik . We thank them both for taking part in this project, helping us reach our target of LEED Platinum while creating a hea...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...Zero home that produces all its own energy, including that needed for a home office, a secondary accommodation on top of the garage and two electric vehicles. ...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...VOC-free. VOCs will continue to release toxic fumes for years after application. Water-based sealants and adhesives will be less toxic, and while silicone ...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...VOCs per can of water based polyurethane; compare that with a low VOC paint which will have about 50 grams, or Zero VOC paint which will have... wait for it...z...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...VOCs) after one hour of diffusion. Similar results were found in a study conducted in the United States. All products tested emitted at least one type of VOC, a...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...zero VOC is more like quitting. It's not that much more money for zero VOC, and watch for the colourants as well - some brands advertize that they have zero VOC...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...zero VOC paints. You can also install LED or compact fluorescent bulbs , caulk and foam any gaps, and cover your windows with plastic in winter. These upgr...

Recycled quartz Eco counter top
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for LEED homes

...VOCs, it is stain resistant, and it is entirely recyclable at the end of life. As an added bonus, you can mold the sink, the countertop and backsplash out of th...

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