Your Inner Space
In a world of constant exposure to chemicals and sensitization, we need to be careful what we bring into our homes. Health and comfort are just as important as sustainability and responsible material choice.
Your investment in an Ecocor home shows your commitment to the planet. You’re building in a sustainable, responsible manner with healthy, non-toxic materials, miniscule volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and filtered fresh air. You'll live in a pristine interior environment while you make the outside environment better. Isn't it what we all want? Here is how Ecocor does it.
Our materials are sourced within a few hundred miles of our shop. We use simple, natural, minimally processed materials where appropriate, such as natural wood finishes, polished concrete floors, natural stone and porcelain tile. We frame with a mix of engineered and natural materials. We use engineered lumber for its strength and because it maximizes material. Cellulose insulation or chopped newsprint is our primary insulation, turning what was once a waste product into a high performance insulation, resistant to fires and rodents.
You probably know concentrations of volatile organic compounds or VOC’s are consistently higher indoors than outdoors. Ecocor builds your home with this in mind. We minimize the use of paint, varnishes and formaldehyde in our building materials to a near zero VOC. We are constantly sourcing new products that use little to no VOC’s. Our goal is for you and your family to live in a space that is healthy for you.
You and your family will love the abundant supply of fresh, filtered air in your Ecocor home; yet, the very thing that makes a home net zero leads to stale, unhealthy air. Airtight buildings are designed to keep warm air in, but they don’t allow fresh air flow. The solution is to install a heat recovery ventilation system to introduce fresh, filtered air back into your living space. This living environment is perfect for folks who have compromised breathing and is a health benefit even for those who don’t. Filtered, fresh air that turns over every three hours is healthy for you and your family.
Check out our Passive House Components. Our Panelized Construction approach to passive house building is perfect for all high performance building applications.