Does your home have these top household airborne chemicals?


Airborne chemicals from a range of household products—soaps, detergents, perfumes, cleaning supplies, and even building materials like paint and varnishes—can linger in the home.


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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Production builder adds solar system for low HERS ratings

A new model by Stanley Martin Homes recorded a HERS index of 29, the lowest ever for the company.

Colorado Zero Net Energy Home also built for low maintenance

Recently built in the mountains of Fraser, Colorado, the home is situated at 8,000 feet with an average annual temperature of 34 degrees F.

Get inspired with 2016 paint color trends (photos)

20 brand-new captivating hues feature four designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space.

Spray coating gives the looks and feel of granite and stone

Natural stone is usually considered as a premier building material because of its unique character, elegance, and stability.

Don't miss the most popular outdoor decorating trends

Trends go in and out of style, as three outdoor summer looks rise to the top and three are going out of vogue.

Choosing paint colors is now a snap

Consumers and professionals make confident and efficient paint color selections with ColorSnap, an integrated color selection system from Sherwin Williams.

Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

Residential remodeling nearing full recovery after downturn

A key measure of home remodeling activity shows twelve quarters of gains since the remodeling industry bottomed out in 2011.

High performance homebuilder developing homes for pro athletes

Could a green home help a pro athlete dunk more or catch more touchdown passes? One Chicago builder – a former pro athlete himself – will build high performance homes with a money back guarantee.

Top 10 steps to prepare for a home remodel

Preparation is the key to making your home remodeling project a major win instead of a fail.

Everything you need to know about indoor air pollution

While air pollution gets a lot of attention, the air inside homes may be more dangerous.

Modular senior housing communities win LEED Platinum

Two Elite Care senior living communities using modular construction were certified as LEED Platinum.

Graphic: top kitchen design trends for 2015

For the latest in kitchen design trends, check out the research from Pennywell, a designer and fabricator of countertops and worktops in Ireland.

Why you should have a mold inspection before buying a home

Whether you’re planning to buy a new home or sell your current one, getting a mold inspection done and finding a green solution, is vitally important. The presence of active mold can negatively affect the resale value of any property.

Express yourself with the color of the year

Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization, Coral Reef is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015.

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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.