indoor air quality / Guides

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...air quality as these chemicals off gas into the air in your home. Choosing natural building materials without chemicals and VOCs will lead to safer indoor air q...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...air returns. Its contribution to air quality: By having the proper amount of units well placed within a home, you can ensure the optimal indoor air-change rat...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners an...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...air-heated super-insulated radiant floor slabs , low carbon concrete and the exceptional indoor air quality that comes from choosing and using the highest quali...

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

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

...indoor air quality all at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...indoor air quality © Health Canada How much fresh air is enough? It is very difficult for humans to detect low levels of contaminants in their a...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...air leaks before drywall is installed, so any necessary air seal repairs can be made. Minimum standards must be met for certification and points are awarded for...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...air, but it sure feels like it. At night though, one of the best places for a fan in an upstairs window blowing out. This draws in cool air from all the other o...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...indoor air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end when it's time to f...

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

...indoor air quality for occupants. Comfort and quality of life for residents should always be a top priority for home design, and the good news is that healthy...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...indoor air quality with non-toxic interior furnishings and choosing non-toxic building materials in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages at North America's gr...