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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...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...Indoor air quality is something we should spend a bit more time thinking about, and Straw Bale SIPS are big winners in that arena. Straw is a natural and non-to...

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...

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...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...indoor-air quality in a home. This is an excellent flooring option for anyone with chemical sensitivities who wants a beautiful and durable eco-friendly floor i...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...air condenses, and by so eliminating mold growth. Quick Fact Check: Eliminating all mold and mold spores indoors is virtually impossible, but controlling indo...

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...

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...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...indoor air quality. For finishings and maintenance - again to protect your air quality - look for zero VOC paints and finishes . Now you read about the best l...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...airtightness and super-insulation along with very high-performance windows . Achieving airtightness requires the use of some fairly high-tech materials but the ...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...indoor air quality and the use of sustainable building materials - which also means that it can be specified and supplied as Novoclimat or Zero Net Energy Ready...