indoor air quality / Guides

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...air quality concerns. These makeshift floor-heating systems functioned similarly to any other forced-air ducted system, where air from the home was circulated t...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...indoor air quality or our health - and can cause some very nasty reactions if accidently mixed with the wrong products in the home. Clean surfaces with UV eas...

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...

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...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...air: To ensure safe indoor air quality, the following requirements must be met: Entryways must have an external dirt track-in system and an internal dirt ...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...indoor air quality , read about green kitchens here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable construction .

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...air conditioner combo. Other interesting advantages include increased indoor air quality, since there are no fuels being burned and exhausted and the system w...

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...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...indoor air quality during construction. Diverting 96% of construction waste from landfill. Using fly-ash, a by-product of coal fired power plants, to reduce the...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...air heating, it does not blow dust around your home. So it offers an advantage for cleaner indoor-air quality than a crawl space foundation. A polished concre...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...indoor air quality to protect residents’ health and reduce health-care costs, and often provide better access to public transit and local amenities, decreasing ...