indoor air quality / Guides

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...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...indoor air quality , and is extremely quiet inside. Quality construction is required in order to meet the high standard for a Passive House including an airtigh...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...quality. Poor-quality windows will generate a lot more condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be cau...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...air systems must have air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ≥ 8 and ensure that air handlers can maintain an appropriate system pressure ...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...indoor-air quality for occupants. To meet those stated goals, ventilation air is controlled at the source by a continuously operating energy recovery ventilat...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...air filter leads to improved indoor air quality, which in turn can improve human health, or how more insulation and improved windows can lead to lower energy co...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...quality double pane or mid-level triple pane glazing. SHGC > 0,6. 3. The Difference choosing a Very high quality triple pane glazing and frame, entry-level Pa...

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...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...indoor air quality is a trend that increases in popularity every year , and we think 2020 will offer significant growth. New non-toxic building products hit mar...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...indoor air quality and sustainable material sourcing . The Living Building Challenge: By far the hardest certification to achieve, the Living Building Chall...