Indoor Air

New Resources for Healthier Homes

Our homes are—in a very real sense—our primary environment. Americans spend 87 percent of their time indoors; nearly 70 percent of that time is spent at home. So, in addition to worrying about smokestacks and waste pipes, we should focus on the chemicals that lurk in our carpet, paints, and drywall. Today, a wealth of new resources make it easier for everyone—consumers and building professionals alike—to identify and avoid exposure to toxic chemicals.

What You Need to Know About VOC’s in Paints

VOCs became an issue several years ago when studies showed that smog and air pollution were not exclusively caused by cars and factories, but to a large extent by chemicals off-gassing from homes. This became particularly relevant when EPA studies showed that levels of VOCs in the home were 3-5 times higher than even outdoor air in a polluted city.

Biome Natural Air Purification System

We all love the look of a plant filled green wall. And NASA research has demonstrated the benefits of plants for indoor air quality. They filter out VOC’s from cooking, cleaning products, carpeting, paint, and technology products. Biome has created a product that lets you have the benefit of a green wall affordably, in a compact form factor, with easy installation, continual monitoring, and easy maintenance.

MINOTAIR – Multi-Function Air Exchanger

The MINOTAIR Multifunction Air Exchanger controls the ventilation, temperature and humidity of your whole house. It filters, dehumidifies, heats, cools and renews the air to provide a healthy and comfortable environment all year round.

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?

LiveWall Living Walls for Houses

More and more homeowners and builders are choosing living walls for houses because they purify the air, reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs), humidify the air, and promote a healthier, happier family. People surrounded by green wall plants experience improved mental and physical health, feel more content and relaxed, and are more creative.

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