Indoor Air Quality

Why Office Buildings Should Run Like Spaceships

As a profusion of environmental sensors becomes increasingly available, indoor air quality is something building managers can track and manage<p>If you have ever yearned to work aboard the Starship Enterprise, take comfort: The newest office buildings have more in common with spaceships than you …

Air Quality

Creating A Safer Breathing Space For Your Children At Home

What does the word formaldehyde bring to mind? Maybe it conjures up visions of dead bodies and embalming fluid, or perhaps you’ve seen it used in …

Air Quality

This World-Leading Building Researcher Believes That Architecture Is Afraid of Science

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "A Top Building Researcher Asks: Why is Architecture Afraid of Science?"</i><p>Recently we’ve …

Construction

[Focus] Indoor air quality on EU building agenda for first time

MEPs will debate amendments to new EU building regulations next week, intended to improve energy efficiency but which could also see indoor air …

European News

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Kitchen Surface and This Material Is

Granite has been the counter surface of choice in many high-end homes since its heyday in the 1990s. But the material is not the most low-maintenance …

Renovations

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Your windows may be spotless and your floors may sparkle, but for millions of adults and children with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory …

Consumer News

7 Ways to Your Green Home

Your Green Home May Already Exist<p>Sometimes the best new house is an older house. Consider the amount of building materials and fossil fuel saved by …

Home

We Don’t Need to Freak Out About ‘Toxic Mold' After a Hurricane

The final word on the mythical monster.<p>The word "mold" typically stirs up feelings of disgust. Google image search results don't help. Cheese and bread left out too long yield a tolerable level of discomfort, though. The notion of black mold conquering family homes and commercial buildings …

Health

What’s That Smell? - Improving Indoor Air Quality

In multifamily buildings that hundreds —maybe even thousands—of people call home, it comes as no surprise that unpleasant smells can become an …

Home Improvement

1.3 Million Deaths Every Year In India Due To Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution is the degradation of indoor air quality by harmful chemicals and other materials; it can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor …

Sustainability

8 air-purifying plants for a healthy home

Improve your indoor air quality and bring some style to your interior.<p><b>What's not to love about houseplants? They look great, they make our home</b> …

Plants

How dusting your house can actually help you detox

Forest bathing is hot right now but the truth is that most of us spend 90 per cent of our time indoors in our homes, offices, schools, shopping …

Pollution

Row home in Hyde Park: $1.7M

5485 S. Ellis Ave. in Chicago: $1,725,000<p>Listed on August 1, 2017<p>This Ellis Passivhaus is Chicago’s first Passivhaus Institut Certified Building, which means it provides maximum occupant comfort with exceptional indoor air quality and maximum energy efficiency. The home has state-of-the-art …

Hyde Park

How to reduce indoor air pollution, and why dusting is the best way to detox your life

Forest bathing is hot right now but the truth is that most of us spend 90 per cent of our time indoors in our homes, offices, schools, shopping …

Pollution

Air pollution inside your home

We often think our battle against air pollution ends once we’re inside the protective walls of our own home. What we don’t know is it gets worse from …

Pollution

The innovation driving air pollution out of our homes

The Dyson Pure range of air purifiers is built on decades of technology expertise and the cutting-edge design that Dyson is famous for<p>Dyson engineers …

Pollution

Five ways to improve indoor air quality in your home

In an effort to keep your family healthy, you try your best to keep a clean home. But in order to stave off symptoms such as sniffling, sneezing, and …

Air Quality

Secrets to a healthy home

There are a lot of essentials that go behind building a good home, more importantly keeping it safe and healthy. Let's look at some of …

Home Improvement

Awair smart monitoring device helps improve indoor air quality

next<p>prev<p>If it weren’t for his daughter, Ronald Ro, a San Francisco-based engineer, might still be working for Boeing or Samsung. And if it weren’t for her dad, 6-year-old Jungsuh might still be struggling with her eczema.<p>Seven years ago, Ro and his friend Kevin Cho, who has two sons with asthma, …

Assistive Technology

Tracking my life with tech to improve my life

There’s this idea that if we quantify and track our lives, our lives will be better. But I’m not so sure about that. Over the past week, I’ve tracked both my sleep and bedroom air quality. Let’s first take a look at the Beautyrest Sleeptracker.<p>The Sleeptracker comes with a couple of sensors that …

Sleep

6 things that are polluting the air in your home

It's not only outdoor pollution that can damage your lungs<p>When discussing air pollution, the go-to image is of smoggy, traffic-laden streets and …

Pollution

The investment case for retrofitting old buildings

Cities across Asia are seeing an increasing number of new office blocks: From Marina One in Singapore to the Z15 Tower in Beijing, occupiers have …

Mercedes-Benz

Awair Air Quality Monitor Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Awair Air Quality Monitor?<p>Given the amount of time that we all spend at home, it’s important to keep your air fresh and clean to stay …

Pollution

Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor?<p>Think of pollution, and you probably think of things happening outside your house – yet it’s inside …

Pollution

In the heat of summer, think winter

To ensure that all systems fire up without fail, it’s necessary to have your HVAC tested, cleaned and maintained at least annually.<p>“Having regular …

Canadian News

Transforming a Sunroom to a Playroom to Make Space for a Growing Family

When Al and I found out we were expecting baby number two, the walls of our quaint little 2/1 started to cave in all around us. We danced with the …

Home Decorating

8 Dirty Secrets in Your Home

You’ll need a steel stomach for #2<p>In denial about the crud that’s festering in the nooks and crannies of your home? The maintenance and cleaning pros …

Home Improvement

A look at Exxaro’s plush R600 million headquarters in Pretoria

Property group Growthpoint says it has broken ground on R600 million development in Centurion which will serve as mining group, Exxaro’s, new …

Air Quality

Low-energy homes don't just save money, they improve lives

Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving towards technology-rich, low- and …

Housing

Learning To Love Caulk: 5 Eco-Friendly Options

<i>Caulk.</i> If you're 13 years old (or me), you giggle when you say it unless you emphasize the "L." For the rest of the world, caulk is one of those …

Home Improvement