Zero voc / Guides

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

Choosing safe paints

...zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is also zero emissions but which has been superceded. Some paint companies will offer zero VOC paint but neglect to t...

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

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

...VOCs Environmental benefits of rice straw MDF Rice straw MDF is produced from an agricultural waste product that currently has very little value , it can’...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...zero VOC’ will often have VOCs in the colourants. So yes, they are healthier but can still be dangerous. They also commonly still include ingredients such as fo...

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...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...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. ...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" 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 heal...

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 upgrade...

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 has...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...VOC free. Buying 'low VOC' paint is a bit like buying 'light' cigarettes, whereas zero VOC is more like quitting. It's not that much more money for zero VOC, an...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...zero VOC paints and finishes. Some other features that this home includes are: HEPA filtered air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor ra...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...zero VOC paints, solid wood cabinets, natural oils instead of varnish and avoiding chipboard cabinets will all serve to improve your air quality by eliminating ...