indoor air quality / Guides

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...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for ap...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold . Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children,...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about how to choose between a HRV & ERV ventilation sy...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...air intake for your stove, otherwise your stove will feed on warm inside air which will be replaced by cold outside air as you depressurize your house. Instal...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...indoor air quality of your home. Find all you need to know about Green Home Construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

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...

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...

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...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commod...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...indoor air quality Of the 8 scoring categories of the LEED rating system, among the more important standards is to ensure safe indoor air quality for occupant...