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Resources

  • Canadian Building Digests
    Canadian Building Digests were the original building science research papers created by the pioneers of this industry. Their research stands as a testament to the great minds in Canadian Building Science and is still more than relevant decades later. I have, on my own account, copied them off the internet and compiled them into a word document so that I can use it for my own personal use. Note: The link to this resource leads to a 1500 page word document, please allow sufficient time to download.
  • Contributor – Llewelyn’s 2009 Green Living Guide
    Originally published in 2009 Llewlyn’s guide provides helpful information for consumers to change their lifestyle and become more ecologically aware.

    Amazon Description: “Renew, re-use, recycle” has become a call to action for millions who care about our planet. What can each of us do to ensure a bright future for our children, grandchildren, and forthcoming generations? The Green Living Guide―a new annual from Llewellyn―offers fresh ideas and Earth-friendly advice for sustaining our world.

  • Creating Healthy Multi-Unit Housing – A Resource Guide
    Authored by Stephen Collette for the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

    “This Resource Guide was created as part of HomeSafe: Creating Healthy and Green Housing, an initiative of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA). It is designed for residential landlords, co-operative and condominium boards of directors, property managers, superintendents and others working in the multi-unit housing sector to complement CERA’s Guidelines for Creating Healthy Multi-Unit Housing. In the following pages you will find a wide variety of information and resources on how to improve the indoor air quality in residential buildings and make them environmentally safer for residents.”

  • The Case for Better Integration of Children’s Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs
    Canadian Environmental Law Association’s Healthy Retrofits: The Case for Better Integration of Children’s Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs - co-authored by Stephen Collette. ​

    This PDF report was published by The Canadian Environmental Law Association in 2011. Length: 66 pages. “The purpose of this report is to evaluate the current state of knowledge and practice with respect to energy efficient renovations and retrofits in Canada generally and Ontario specifically, and the extent to which the programs that support these efforts incorporate children’s environmental health concerns.”

Videos

Your Healthy House Introduction
How to Deal with Bed Bugs when Returning from Vacation
Healthy Homes Natural Construction Building Science
Preparing Your House for Winter
How to Safely Vacuum Bed Bugs
Green Audit by Faith & The Common Good
How to Control Moisture in Your Basement
How to Safely Clean Mold
Natural Cleaning Recipes
How to Make Your Home Green And Healthy
Straw Bale Construction
Air Sealing Your Home for Energy Efficiency
How to Keep Your House Cool in Summer
Stephen Collette’s 2009 Green Expo Talk
Stephen Collette on Furnace Filters and Your Health