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Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Home Renovations

When it comes time to do a home renovation, it’s often easy to get swept up in creating the new design and choosing all the products. But, have you ever thought about what types of dust and contaminants you could be exposed to during demolition? Or, what types of chemicals might be released from the new products?

What the Heck is Biophilia?

There are three pillars of Biophilic Design: Nature in the Space, Nature of the Space and Natural Analogues. To simplify, Nature in the Space is literally incorporating nature into the space. Adding water, plants, fish ponds, herbs, to an indoor environment. Nature of the Space is about orientation within the building and how things are positioned and designed to create a more comfortable layout for occupants. Natural Analogues are furnishings, building features or fixtures that emulate something natural, like trees, clouds or water. These three pillars contain fourteen principles, which can be incorporated into the design.

Meet Portico – A First-of-Its-Kind Building Materials Analysis Tool

Portico is a building materials evaluation web application service developed by Healthy Building Network that integrates project management functions and growing database of over 2,500 building materials and products evaluated using Pharos Chemical Hazard database and scored based on material health and transparency criteria.

AquaOx Whole House Water Filters Stops Harmful Contaminants from Aging Water Infrastructure

Without the dedication of billions of dollars by the federal government to address the issue of deteriorating water infrastructure, more families are taking the initiative to protect themselves with a whole home water filtration system that eliminates exposure to the known human health risks that can bypass municipal treatment facilities or infiltrate the system after treatment.

Global Award-Winning AquaBoy® Pro II Appliance Debuts

The AquaBoy® Pro II is a luxury appliance designed to address health, environmental and water quality and availability concerns by providing "purified great tasting water™" made from the air as a solution for single and multifamily homes, offices, break rooms, schools, hotel food services, and other business all over the world.

Can an Eco-Friendly Home Improve Brain Function? (Yep.)

The air you breathe may have a bigger effect on your brain’s health than you may think. Find out how your home’s indoor air quality could be negatively affecting you - and how making some eco-friendly changes could improve your mental cognition and overall health.

18 Lessons We Learned While Building a Green Home

Although green building materials have become more accessible, the lessons we learned while building have not changed. Listed here are 18 lessons that we learned which are relevant today for the homeowner who wishes to build or renovate green.

Want to Be Happier, Healthier, and More Productive? Go Green.

It's true! Research shows that green buildings have a hugely positive impact on the health (mental and physical) of the lucky people who live and work there. Going green means improving indoor air quality, making use of natural lighting, and using eco-friendly materials -- all of which contribute to your happiness, health, and productivity.

7 Products for an Eco-Friendly, Healthy Bedroom

The bedroom is a place to rest and rejuvenate – and (hopefully) you'll be spending many, many hours sleeping in yours. Above all else, this is the room that should promote health, well-being, and peace of mind. And here's a happy thought: It's possible to design an eco-friendly, healthy bedroom in any style, and on any budget.

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