Sick Building Syndrome and Residential Risks

How could just being in a perfectly normal building make people sick? The condition has been termed “sick building symptom” (SBS). This white paper looks to identify sick building syndrome and ways to prevent it from happening in your home.

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Sponsor: Ionic Paint Additive

Why Looking for "Low-VOC" Paints Isn't Enough

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals found in paint, building supplies, furniture, cleaning supplies and many other products; these chemicals have an atmospheric photochemical reaction that pollute the ozone layer. With exceptionally low VOC levels, ROMA’s mineral-based breathable paints, plasters...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ROMA

Is the Paint in Your Home Making Your Family Sick?

What does asthma have to do with the paint on your walls? The chemicals and allergens commonly found in building materials contribute to all kinds of illnesses, especially asthma. Most household paints have chemicals that aggravate asthma, and some could...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ROMA

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Paradise Found named 2016 Color of the Year

The serious, aloe green was inspired by consumers’ search for security, protection, privacy and resilience in an uncertain world.

Microbicidal paint creates safer living and working spaces

The CDC notes that approximately one in 25 U.S. patients contract at least one infection during the course of their hospital care.

Don't miss these 2016 interior design trends

A range of looks, from soft, graceful patterns to bold, jewel-inspired furnishings, highlight the leading style preferences in 2016.

Factory built show home demonstrates the best in building technology

The 2015 Greenbuild Unity home, erected in just a few days on the expo floor, was designed to show case the state of the art of affordable high performance home building.

Study links cognitive function to indoor air quality

The results of a new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health indicate that people who work in buildings with typical indoor air quality are not realizing their full cognitive potential compared to those who work in buildings with improved indoor air quality.

Roll on unexpected property value

Residential property value can be a fairly dry subject, but a little wet paint can put more green in your pockets.

Investing in indoor air quality as a marketing tool

In today’s eco-conscious world, every “healthy” or “low-impact” credential is a marketing tool for homeowners and property managers.

Fresh Paint: So much more than color!

It’s hard to imagine a remodeling project with more positive attributes than interior painting. What could be better than a project that just can’t help but be an improvement, is relatively inexpensive, can be done by almost anyone, and even improves air quality?

Remodeling for aging live-in parents

Welcoming elderly parents into your home can be wonderful, but the most common concerns are privacy, mobility, and of course safety. Whatever the scope of the project, think of indoor air quality.

The trend toward healthy includes your home

Creating healthier living spaces is paramount for informed consumers.

Comparing air ionizers and a natural approach to indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is an important health consideration for homeowners. With several options claiming to provide clean and healthy air choosing the right approach can be confusing.

Make the first impression count with improved air quality

If you’ve ever rented out or sold a property (or gone on a job interview, met your date’s parents, etc. etc.) you know first impressions count. That’s one of those old sayings that live on as absolutes.

Healthy indoor air, Mother Nature's way

Indoor air quality, specifically the health risks associated with pollutants we’re exposed to in our homes, is a quality of life issue. Two common ways to improve air quality are air filtration and air ionization.

Refresh your home for resale

Real estate professionals will tell you freshening up a home for resale is a good idea. They’ll give you good advice on de-cluttering, removing personal photos and generally making it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves being happy in their new home.

Indoor odors and the problems they (sometimes) point to

Odors often alert us to indoor air quality conditions ranging from mildly unpleasant to dangerous. Unfortunately, not every problem announces itself with strong odors, and people become accustomed to conditions they’re exposed to regularly.

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Improve the indoor air quality in your home with low- and zero-VOC paints. These sustainable paints are formulated to be safe for indoor use and reduce environmental impact.