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Healthy Home: Silk Purse (2002)

Season 3, Episode 9
Only available in Canada, United States

Friends said they were nuts when they purchased a lot in an industrial neighborhood, and with the city’s major trucking route less than 50m away, air pollution was a significant issue. Nonetheless, Sylvia Males and Ted Seeberg created a healthy, affordable and beautiful home.

New window technologies have resulted in greater energy savings, and there are more choices than ever. We look at a few of the options.

From his quaint riverside warehouse in the South Vancouver shipyards, John Bird crafts modern furniture pieces from historical sources, including demolished churches and beached cement barges. Salvaging fulfills both his artistic passion and his desire to live lightly on the earth.

Humidity problems made its owner sick. Architect and air quality expert, Richard Kadulski, explains how the home was transformed into an energy efficient and healthy home.

Tamara Stanners
Paddy Moore


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